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1 in 5 Middle-Class Americans Would Rather Die Early Than Retire Poor

Wells Fargo is out with its Middle Class Retirement Study and 20 percent say they would rather 'die early' than not have enough to live comfortably in retirement.

Wells Fargo is out with its fifth annual Middle Class Retirement Study. The survey was released during what Congress assigned as National Retirement Savings Week. Some key highlights include one in five Middle-Class Americans said they would rather 'die early' than not have enough to live comfortably in retirement. Wednesday, the government announced Social Security benefits would increase 1.7% in 2015. Joe Ready, the director of Institutional Retirement and Trust at Wells Fargo shared findings from the survey including that despite 70% of the respondents thinking they will not need Social Security benefits as a primary source, the view changes drastically as people age.