“Even among those approaching retirement (age 56-61), most single men and women do not have any retirement account savings,” the Economic Policy Institute (EPI) reported.
Specifically, 43 percent of single men and 42 percent of single women have retirement account savings, compared with 65 percent of married couples.
And those who do have retirement savings accounts haven’t stashed away much.
Among single men with savings, the accounts hold an average balance of $34,000. Single women with savings have an average of $30,000 saved. Meanwhile, the typical married couple with savings has a balance of $78,000.