Minneapolis (April 6, 2004) -- Sixty percent of Americans that work for companies offering a retirement plan are experiencing moderate to high levels of financial stress, while one-fifth of those surveyed felt that their financial stress has increased in the last 18 to 24 months, according to a survey by American Express Retirement Services.

The most common sources of stress cited by respondents were saving enough for retirement, dealing with debt, paying regular bills, education expenses for their children, and current pay levels, according to the 2004 National Survey on Financial Stress and Retirement Saving.

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