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man in hard hat wiring a panel 49 percent of blue-or-gray-collar workers and 44 percent of white-collar workers, say they’re not ready for retirement, but in two industries, those workers are actually better off in that regard even than white-collar workers. (Photo: Shutterstock)

It’s only two, and it’s certainly not typical—but workers in two blue- and gray-collar fields, engineering and protective services, actually beat workers overall, including white-collar employees, when it comes to retirement preparedness.

Marlene Satter

Marlene Y. Satter has worked in and written about the financial industry for decades.

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