Personally, we (my wife and I) have a good bit more saved than the $25,000 mentioned in the article but probably not enough to retire at 65 or 66. It's a combination of (1) me not saving enough for retirement at that age, (2) my company replacing its pension program with a retirement balance plan and cash retirement plan (I've contributed some to this account), and the economy going to pot starting in 2008....
Matthews, NC, USA
"I hear you're mechanically inclined. Did you ever do anything with perpetual motion?"
"Yeah, I nearly had it a couple of times."