Only 26% of Mexicans save for retirement


Aging is an inevitable part of life, for it is vital to be prevented so that in the future we have the means to live in a dignified manner.

In Mexico, just 26% of workers said that they save for their retirement, while 74% do not, so was revealed by the web site

The job site conducted a survey to more than 2,200 people, to find out what the opinions and actions of Mexicans for retirement.

The economically active population (EAP) of the country, in the second quarter of 2013, stood at 52.2 million people, which means 59.3% of the population of 14 years and older, which today must worry about their future, according to data from the Instituto Nacional de Estadística y Geografía (Inegi).

The standard of living of the population is something important to keep at that stage of life, 87% of Mexicans believe that the pension they can get in retirement will not be sufficient for this purpose.

It is essential to prepare to make old age a pleasant stage and with quality, invest in retirement is of vital importance and 22% of those polled said that they invest in it.

To save for the purpose of retirement there are different methods, 39% do so in Afores, 20% by investment funds, 14% bank savings, 11% direct investment in the stock market, 9% in the IMSS pension and 7% in trusts.

So that old age is a time truly for rest you should give importance since the start of working life and spend a good amount to retirement funds; 70% of Mexicans save between 1,000 and 3,000 pesos a month, 11% between 3,000 and 5,000 and 19% between 5,000 and 10,000.

Currently there are 7.1 million people who go beyond age 65, retirees, who often are economically dependent on a family member, according to information from the Inegi.

While the Consejo Nacional de Población (Conapo) estimated that by the year 2020 the popúlation over 60 will increase to 9.8 million and by 2050 will reach 23.1 million, so retirement is an issue that must be addressed today.
(Yazmin Balula / Mexican Business Web)

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