Having a big nest egg doesn't guarantee retirement worries won't keep you up at night.
Households with at least $250,000 in investable assets are more concerned with saving and investing enough for retirement than with creating a legacy for their heirs, according to the new TIAA-CREF Affluent Investor Barometer survey, which sampled 1,242 investors in March. Even among the millionaires surveyed, only 10 percent said leaving a legacy was their top priority.
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"It's not surprising that the primary concern for investors is how to generate retirement income for 30 years or more," said Sean Wilson, a wealth advisor at TIAA-CREF in New York City. "People are living longer. We tell many of our clients that they can expect to live until 95 and they need a portfolio that will last."