Retirement Is the Top Goal In Only Three Major Countries
October 4, 1999
Retirement is the main reason people save and invest in only three of ten leading nations - in the U.S., Germany and the U.K., according to a survey commissioned by American Express of Minneapolis, Minn. People in France, Hong Kong, Italy, Singapore and Taiwan save money to have a cushion in case of an emergency, particularly in case of being laid off from their jobs.
The ten-nation survey showed a wide variety of financial concerns across borders. Germans and Japanese are very concerned about high taxes, while Indians worry about having enough money for their children's education.
Taylor Nelson-Sofres, a research company in London, conducted the survey among 10,349 people in July and August.