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Snap Stat: How’s That Vacation Working for You?

Graphic showing an illustration of a man in a suit checking his phone underneath a beach umbrella on a sandy beach. The text next to it reads- 83 percent of Americans never fully unplug from their jobs and its not just tech-minded 20-somethings Whos working 89 percent of Millennials 81 percent of Gen Xers and 76 percent of Boomers 76 percent check work-related voicemails 80 percent read work emails and 71 percent make work calls

FOR MORE INSIGHTS ON HOW AMERICANS KICK BACK—especially in retirement—explore Leisure in Retirement: Beyond the Bucket List a study from Merrill in partnership with Age Wave. Then talk to your financial advisor about how to arrange your finances for a vacation that takes you totally off the grid.

3 Questions to Ask Your Advisor

  1. What are potential ways I could pay for an extended family vacation without affecting my long-term goals?
  2. How can Merrill's partnership with the Virtuoso travel network help me plan my next trip?
  3. How could taking a sabbatical from work to recharge have an impact on my investment goals?

All data from Merrill/Age Wave study Leisure in Retirement: Beyond the Bucket List, May 2016.

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