What Percentage of Americans Have an Emergency Fund? Are Saving for Retirement?

Answer:  63%

From USA Today:

Questions to stimulate classroom discussion:

  • What do you think is an appropriate headline for the pie chart?  For the bar chart?
  • In looking at the percentage of each age group saving for retirement, which group would benefit the most from the impact of compound interest?
  • What is the appropriate size of an emergency fund?  Why do you think an emergency fund is important?
  • Aside from personal savings for retirement, what are other income sources for people in retirement?