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 retirees age 65 and older have a yearly income of less than $15,635.

The median income of people 65 and over without earnings was $15,635 in 2008. If earnings from work are included, the median increases to $18,337, according to Census Bureau data.

The median income of the older households was $29,744, compared to $56,791 for households with members under 65. Even adjusting for household size, the median income of older households is much lower than that of working-age households ($38,891 versus $24,511).

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