Retirement USA is a national initiative that is working for a new retirement system that, along with Social Security, will provide universal, secure, and adequate income for future retirees. The initiative has developed 12 Principles for a New Retirement System, which provides a framework for a future system in which employers, workers, and the government would share responsibility for the retirement security for all American workers.

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Did You Know?

Half of older households with personal savings and investments receive less than $1,542 a year in income from these assets.

The median amount of asset income for households where either the householder or spouse was aged 65 or older was $1,542 for those households who received any asset income.  In 2008 59 percent of older households had income from assets.  Asset income includes interest from savings accounts, Individual Retirement Accounts, Keogh plans, rents, dividends and royalties.  Income from assets does not include savings held in retirement savings accounts or other accounts that are cashed out as lump sum payments. 

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