Perhaps the most surprising thing about the entire notion of retirement in America is how little anybody seems to know about retirement in America. Didn't they teach this stuff in school?

Apparently not. And the seemingly ever-deepening hole of retirement savings issues in the United States doesn't seem to be getting better – nor does the general public really seem to have much of a clue about the basics of Social Security, building retirement savings or even life expectancy.

MetLife's Mature Market Institute has now placed its Retirement Income Quiz out there for the public to consume, and hopefully use as a learning tool to understand some of the key issues which will very realistically be impacting their golden years.

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