People planning to retire this year are making saving money their top priority. Although dedicated saving immediately before retirement seems like an obvious and mundane finding, during the boom years at the beginning of the last decade many pre-retirees were beginning to spend their savings and a sense of frugality preceding retirement has again become a novel approach.

The Insurer's Class of 2012 Study conducted by Prudential revealed the results of the research which showed that for people intending to retire this year, saving money for retirement was a top priority for 57 percent.

The study which examines the finances and the expectations of those retiring this year also found that women planning to retire this year were making saving more of a priority than their male counterparts: 62 percent of women make it a top priority compared to 52 percent of men. Saving while in retirement is also a priority for the retiring class of 2012.

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