CARI: Center for Applied Rural Innovation


Date of this Version

September 2007


Published by the Center for Applied Rural Innovation, University of Nebraska – Lincoln. Copyright © 2007 by R. Vogt, R. Cantrell, B. Johnson, M. Carranza, and D. Peters.


• Most rural Nebraskans are concerned about adequate income for their retirement years.

• Social security is only one of many retirement income sources that rural Nebraskans are employing.

• Planning on continuing employment, either full or part-time, into the retirement years as an income source is the rule rather than the exception.

• Few rural Nebraskans plan to leave a portion of their estate to their community organizations and causes, even though they may think favorably about their community.