WSJ Retirement Savings

I designed an interactive map for Wall Street Journal's Market Watch Election 2012 coverage, "Red states vs. blue: Who has bigger 401(k)s?".

Retirement savings balances are up nationwide, but Democrat-leaning states have an edge.

Who has fatter 401(k) balances--people living in red or blue states? According to investment advisory firm FutureAdvisor, employees who work for companies headquartered in blue states may be significantly better prepared for retirement than their red state-based counterparts. Moreover, average 401(k) balances in all 50 states are higher today than where they stood four years ago, says FutureAdvisor CEO Bo Lu.

2012