Listening to Middle-Income Americans: Part 2

Bankers Life and Casualty Company Center for a Secure Retirement surveyed middle-income retirees on the realities of preparing for and enjoying life in retirement.

In this new multi-part report series, we asked 300 retirees ages 55 to 75 a variety of open-ended questions about what they have learned during their retirement and to share their real-world advice. Health, healthcare and wellness are reoccurring themes that appear in comments ranging from budgeting to travel to personal goals.

Part 2: Health and Happiness highlights four questions from the survey and summarizes retirees’ most common responses. Download the Report: Part 2

Read the first report in the series, Part 1: Advice to Younger Generations, and the follow up: Part 3: Living in Retirement.

Key Findings

Series Part 2: Health and Happiness

In This Report:
Four Q&As from Current Retirees

1. Goal Do You Hope to Accomplish for Yourself in the Next Three Years?

2. What Have You Done Since You Retired That You Never Imagined You Would Ever Do?

3. What Costs More in Retirement Than You Thought it Would?

4. Has Been Your Biggest Health and Wellness Surprise About Being Retired?