A recent survey by Fidelity found that saving for retirement is the overwhelming top use of stock plan assets among the US employees surveyed. Here’s the breakdown:

Intended Use of Stock Plan AssetsPercentage of Surveyed US Stock Plan Participants
Reinvestment in retirement-savings account41%
Payment of bills or debt14%
Investment in stocks or mutual funds13%
Emergency fund9%
College funding6%
Home purchase6%
Home improvements5%
Special events3%
Other uses5%


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