Investors who have saved more than $250,000 towards retirement feel more confident and are more willing to take the risks of putting their money to work in the stock market than their peers with a smaller nest egg, according to a new survey from Wells Fargo.

The overwhelming majority of investors between the ages of 25-75 with $250,000 or more saved - 88% - said they were confident they had squirreled away enough to enjoy the life they wanted in retirement. Just 57% of those with less than the magic mark were so sanguine.

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