Salient to Investors:

Matt Fellowes, formerly with Brookings, said:

  • 64 percent of 401(k) plan participants are accumulating debt faster than they are accumulating savings.
  • For half of the 401(k) marketplace, 96 percent of the participant’s balance is a function of their contributions and employer matches, and only 4 percent is investment returns.
  • Generally speaking, people are spending too much today and saving too little for tomorrow. 
  • 84 percent of the US population does not have 3 or more months of income saved in a liquid account.

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