The Not-So-Golden Years: Are You Better Off Than Other Americans?

BY Paul Solman  July 14, 2011 at 2:08 PM EDT

This is a compendium of retirement shortfall facts, presented in graphic form by Making Sen$e reporter/producer Elizabeth Shell. As should always be your habit with poll data, don’t try to take the actual numbers to the bank. But as rough approximations, we think you’ll find them as surprising, if not startling, as we did.

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