Retirement USA is a national initiative that is working for a new retirement system that, along with Social Security, will provide universal, secure, and adequate income for future retirees. The initiative has developed 12 Principles for a New Retirement System, which provides a framework for a future system in which employers, workers, and the government would share responsibility for the retirement security for all American workers.

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Did You Know?

39 percent of nonwhite or Hispanic families have a retirement savings account.

In 2007, 39 percent of nonwhite or Hispanic families had a 401(k), IRA or other retirement savings account, compared to 58 percent of white non-Hispanic families. The median account balance for these families was also lower ($52,700 versus $25,400 in 2007), though this is misleading because it includes only families with retirement accounts. Since the majority of nonwhite or Hispanic families do not have an account, the median account balance for all these families is $0.

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