AARP: Nearly 1 In 5 Older Americans Withdrew Money Early From Their Retirement Accounts In 2009

06/09/2010 01:20 pm ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Nearly one-in-five Americans age 45 and older prematurely withdrew money from their retirement accounts in 2009 to pay their mortgage, utilities, health expenses, and other bills, according to a recent study from AARP.