TOO MANY RAID NEST EGGSRoughly one quarter of adults who are actively planning for their retirement have prematurely withdrawn from their retirement investment products, according to a Wall Street Journal Online/Harris Interactive Personal Finance Poll that surveyed those in the 45-54 age bracket. According to the survey, the most common reasons for such premature withdrawals are a family member losing a job and the cost of a downpayment on a home. However, nearly one third of those who withdrew funds cannot pay them back, and 45 percent either cannot pay back the funds or have not begun to do so.

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