That poll is just one facet of Bankrate's
new Retirement Channel -- which is a special section
of the site devoted to all things retirement.
The publisher and editors of Bankrate are so committed
to this effort that we intend to keep you informed
and entertained with a deluge of information to
help Americans reach their retirement goals. Bookmark
it and return often.
Besides the poll and its rather startling results, we have other treats in store for you.
The launch of Bankrate's Retirement channel includes an interview
with author and actor Ben
Stein about how to invest for retirement.
He shares insights about the mind-set Americans
need to adopt, and also lists some of his favorite
exchange-traded funds, or ETFs.
Another treat is an excerpt from
Lee Eisenberg's "The
Number," a book that you must read from
cover to cover because it's a hoot, pure and simple.
Our retirement planning content is organized according to life stage -- so that anyone at any phase of their career can find articles intended just for them.
For those who don't know a defined
contribution plan from their own protruding proboscis,
we are unrolling basic
retirement articles to help you navigate this
often-complicated area. We also provide an enhanced
of retirement communities around the U.S.,
in case your plans may involve a move to Spokane,
Wash., or someplace else. And we plan to regularly
feature a money
makeover on Bankrate readers who wish to consult
our experts about whether they're on the right
Besides providing calculators and tools to help you determine where you stand and how much you need to save, we'll run articles by expert columnists on topics ranging from basic how-to-save strategies, to IRS rules about gifting and how to create a trust for a special-needs child.
We are open to your feedback. What
question about retirement do you have for our
What types of articles would you like to see on
the topic of retirement planning? Write
to me and tell me what you'd like to see,
and feel free to share your own success stories
This retirement channel was created for you -- because we think thoughts of retirement should move from nagging anxiety to a concrete plan. That way you can leave the workforce on your terms -- whenever you're good and ready to move on to that new phase of life called freedom.