America is facing a looming retirement savings crisis, and future generations will have a lower standard of living due to financial insecurity. Approximately 2 in 5 households headed by people age 55-64—over 9 million households—have no retirement assets saved at all. People age 50+ are the fastest growing age segment and can expect to pay for a longer retirement.
Research shows that young girls enjoy subjects like science, technology, engineering, and math, but as they get older, they start to feel that STEM isn’t for them, based on outdated stereotypes.
According to the US Census Bureau, more than 37 million adults ages 16 and above do not have a high school diploma. Data shows that high school dropouts earn substantially less than high school graduates and have a lower quality of life. Many must work multiple jobs to support their families--and without a GED® diploma, they tend to get the lowest paid and least stable jobs.