Uncertainty about fluctuating interest rates and rapidly spiraling healthcare costs were cited as the two largest fears of both retirees and pre-retirees, according to a new survey conducted by the Schaumberg, Ill.-based Society of Actuaries.The survey, which polled 804 adults between 45 and 80 years of age, found that only 3% of retirees and 5% of those closing in on retirement have at least $1 million or more in savings and investments while a 18% and 6%, respectively, have less than $25,000 stashed away.

Regardless of how much or how little the respondents have put away, all agree that the prospect of inflation and the impact it would have on their interest-gaining investments and the escalating cost of healthcare as they age and live longer are keeping them up at night.

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