The majority of American workers accept responsibility for financing their own retirement and are relying primarily on their 401(k) to get them there, but many lack the confidence to effectively manage their retirement savings.

This according to a nationwide survey of more than 1,000 401(k) plan participants, commissioned by Schwab Retirement Plan Services. Respondent findings show a high level of self-reliance. Approximately nine in 10 (89%) say they will be responsible for coming up with the money to support themselves in retirement. Five percent indicated that their financial help will be provided by the government upon completion of their full time employment.

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