Americans wish they’d saved earlier for retirement

Financial regrets, we've had a few. But none is bigger than our lack of savings for the long-term.

Ask a U.S. retiree spending his golden years working under the Golden Arches about his biggest financial regret in life?

Chances are, after he’s done asking you if “you want fries with that,” that retiree will say he most regrets “not saving enough cash for retirement.”

In fact, not saving earlier for retirement was named the biggest financial regret by 42 million Americans, according to a new survey from

In the survey, Bankrate says 75% of Americans say they “have financial regrets.” Here’s how they list them:

  • Not saving for retirement early enough (18%)
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