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Smaller Savings May Suffice
How much should you save to retire at your current standard of living? To answer that question, many of us turn to a retirement work sheet or calculator.

Ten Ways to Prepare
Find out what Social Security will provide.
Research your pension and how the money from it will be paid.
Calculate your savings in 401(k) plans, IRAs and other assets.
Start saving!
Calculate how much income you will need when you retire.
Estimate your retirement age and life span.
Look into estate planning, including will preparation, power of attorney, and long-term care insurance.
Review your investments as you age.
Develop a tax strategy.
Factor in special considerations such as tuition or inheritance.
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