According to a survey by the Investment Company Institute, retirement assets throughout the United States increased 11% in 2006 to a total of $16.4 trillion. That increase covers investment performance as well as transfers in and out of accounts.
My retirement accounts grew 52% last year thanks mostly to my contributions. It’s easier to have a larger percentage effect when the balances are low. At the end of 2006, my $47,715 in retirement funds accounted for 0.0000003% of the entire pool of retirement money in the country. Here’s more on the survey from MarketWatch.
How did your accounts hold up last year?