New Retirement Mindscape 2012 City Pulse Index
The New Retirement Mindscape® 2012 City Pulse index examines the 30 largest U.S. metropolitan areas to determine where consumers are the most prepared for and confident about retirement. Now in its third year, the index also measures retirement trends over time on both a national and local level.
Metropolitan areas are scored based on responses to a national online survey which compares consumers’ likelihood to have determined the amount of money they need to save for retirement and their actual saving habits. The index also takes into account if people have planned for a variety of activities during retirement and expressed confidence about achieving their retirement goals.