May 14, 2008

When $1 Million Isn't Enough

Is a million dollars enough to retire comfortably on? Many baby boomer millionaires don't think so, especially once recession fears come into play. Almost 30 percent of 60-year-old baby boomers with investable assets of $1 million or more say they feel more financial stress now than six months ago, according to a new survey from Bell Investment Advisors and Opinion Research Corp.

The admittedly small survey of 500 boomers born in 1948 found that 40 percent are "downsizing" their lifestyles this year by contributing less to charity (22 percent), canceling, shortening, or postponing vacation plans (21 percent), reducing retirement savings (18 percent), or putting off retirement altogether (11 percent).

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