New Retirement Normal: Today's Trends Shaping Tomorrow

Learn what current retirement trends will mean for those retiring tomorrow.

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If you've only just begun your career, retirement can seem so far away that it's not worth thinking about. However, no matter what stage you are at in your career, you can't afford not to think about retirement and saving for the future — that day when you finally clock out for the last time.

What makes retirement planning now more challenging than in the past is the expectation that today's trends may lead to dramatic changes in the landscape by the time you actually retire, whether that's in 10 year or 40 years. The retirement savings industry could be on track to change significantly by as soon as 2030, according to a recent survey of financial professionals and employers from investment firm Principal. Here are some trends you may want to keep in mind as you plan for retirement.

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Jacob Wolinsky

Jacob is the founder and CEO of ValueWalk. What started as a hobby 10 years ago turned into a well-known financial media empire focusing in particular on simplifying the opaque world of the hedge fund world. Before doing ValueWalk full time, Jacob worked as an equity analyst specializing in mid and small-cap stocks. Jacob also worked in business development for hedge funds. He lives with his wife and five children in New Jersey. Full Disclosure: Jacob only invests in broad-based ETFs and mutual funds to avoid any conflict of interest.