Seventy-five percent of financial advisers’ clients are planning to delay retirement up to five years, according to the quarter Brinker Barometer.

“Clearly, 2009 ended on a far more positive note than it began, which meant that financial advisers are generally optimistic about the way the markets and U.S. economy were trending than they had been for quite some time,” said John Coyne, president of Brinker Capital. "Their general level of optimism notwithstanding, the majority of advisers note that their clients still have to delay retirement plans to make up a savings shortfall, and concerns about potential tax increases still abound."

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