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Investors consider inflation the biggest obstacle to saving for a comfortable retirement, according to a new survey from Schwab Retirement Plan Services. Forty-five percent of respondents cited inflation, followed by monthly expenses (35%), stock market volatility (33%), and unexpected expenses (33%).

“Workers have been through a lot over the past two years, and it’s only natural that recent economic and geopolitical turbulence has continued to fuel financial concerns,” says Catherine Golladay, head of Schwab Workplace Financial Services. “While plan participants can’t control inflation or the markets, the good news is they are taking steps to manage their finances with an eye to the future.”

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