Just the Stats for March 2017


Top 2 Retirement Concerns

#1 is Costs associated with health care, #2 the risk of Social Security changes.1

Don’t Run Out On Me, Please

Despite relatively high confidence levels about being financially prepared for retirement 70% still have a fair to great deal of concern about running out of money.1

How Much?

Understanding how their advisors are paid was rated important by 86% of consumers.1

Wasn’t Rip Van Winkle Dutch?

The average person in France sleeps 8.83 hours per day, the most in the developed world.2

Not A Priority?

Life insurance comes in seventh in terms of people’s financial priorities, less than 40 percent of Americans have an interest in life insurance at all.3

St. Patrick’s Day4

    • 1737 was the year the very first St. Patrick’s Day parade took place.  Which took place in Boston (Not Ireland)
    • 11% of Americans are planning a St. Patrick’s day vacation
    • 13 million pints of Guinness will be consumed worldwide on St. Patrick’s Day
    • 16 U.S. places named Dublin.

Not So Fast

When it comes to internet speed the United States ranks No. 12 in the world, a couple of spots behind Latvia.5

We Are Not Alone

In a recent survey, 63 percent of respondents worldwide said they believe their country is headed in the wrong direction6

1 – Advisors Excel (Conducted by The American College of Financial Services and Advisors Excel) 2017 AE Consumer Retirement Attitudes Survey Report
2 – @UberFacts on Twitter
3 – BestLifeRates.org. Dec. 28, 2016. “2015 Life Insurance Statistics and Facts.” https://www.bestliferates.org/blog/2015-life-insurance-statistics-and-facts/. Accessed Jan. 10, 2017.
4 – Wallethub.com. Mar. 14, 2016. “St. Patrick’s Day 2016 By The Numbers.” https://wallethub.com/blog/st-patricks-day-facts/10960/. Accessed Mar. 06, 2017.
5 – Molly Fitzpatrick. New York Magazine. Dec. 21, 2016. “Which Countries Have the Fastest Average Internet Speeds?” http://nymag.com/speed/2016/12/which-countries-have-the-fastest-average-internet-speeds.html. Accessed Feb. 21, 2017.
6 – Andrea Willige. World Economic Forum. Jan. 12, 2017. “Which countries are on the right track, according to their citizens?” https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2017/01/which-countries-are-on-the-right-track-according-to-their-citizens/. Accessed Feb. 2, 2017.