Most workers expect to have an active retirement full of travel, hobbies — and even some more work, in the form of an encore career or starting a business, according to the Aegon Retirement Readiness Survey 2017. Yet few are taking steps to stay healthy in order to achieve those goals.
The survey polled 14,400 workers and 1,600 retired individuals in 15 countries, during February.
.. Poor health ahead of and into retirement could hurt you financially in several ways.
One risk is that you might incur higher health care costs in retirement. Fidelity estimates that an “average” 65-year-old couple retiring in 2016 would need $260,000 to cover health care in retirement, and cautions that factors like health and longevity could shift those needs.
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