Building financial confidence and retirement readiness

Americans are lacking confidence


TIAA’s 2019 Lifetime Income Survey identifies what contributes to and detracts from people’s financial confidence. It also examines people’s attitudes about guaranteed lifetime income and how it relates to their retirement security.

Lifetime income is the outcome

More than eight in ten survey respondents who can expect to receive guaranteed lifetime income from a pension or own an annuity agree that it contributes to their feelings of confidence.

Moving from uncertainty to confidence

Prepare for the unexpected: Creating a financial plan can provide individuals with the confidence to weather unexpected hiccups like medical bills and market volatility.
Consider the benefits of lifetime income: Guaranteed income can add to feelings of financial security by helping to hedge against market volatility and the potential to run out of money in retirement.
Consult a financial advisor: Working with a financial professional and pursuing lifetime income options can put you on the path toward greater financial confidence and retirement readiness.
Click here to learn more about how guaranteed monthly income can help you feel more financially confident.
The 2019 TIAA Lifetime Income Survey was conducted by Greenwald & Associates in May and June 2019 via an online survey of 901 Americans between the ages of 25 and 73. Survey results have been weighted by education, gender, income and race.
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