Senior man reading newspaper, close-upThe goal of this project is to develop a comprehensive briefing on the financial characteristics and challenges of older Americans. We are particularly interested in understanding age-related differences in income sources, spending patterns, and net worth. The report, being completed by Adele Hayutin and Jonathan Streeter, analyzes key challenges to the financial well-being of our aging population and synthesizes key data and analysis into a single reference document. The resulting compendium of charts and analysis will be a companion piece to our 2010 report “New Realities of an Older America,” and our 2013 report, “The Aging U.S. Workforce.”