Listening to Middle-Income Americans: Part 3

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. Retirees weighed in with their perspective on life in retirement and what they miss most and least about their pre-retirement lifestyles.

Part 3: Living in Retirement highlights four questions from the survey and summarizes retirees’ most common responses.

Read the first two reports in the series, Part 1: Advice to Younger Generations and Part 2: Health and Happiness.

Key Findings

Series Part 3: Living in Retirement

In This Report:

Four Q&As from Current Retirees

1. What do you miss most about your pre-retirement life?

2. What do you miss least about your pre-retirement life?

3. What has been the biggest lifestyle surprise about being retired?

4. Where do you spend most of your time, other than home?