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Are You Saving Enough?
About one of every eight Americans is retirement age. By 2030, that number will become about one out of five. The time to think of pensions, Social Security, 401(k) and IRAs is now.
Seven Retirees' Stories
Single Father Dennis Dean Kirk
Federal Worker Alicia O. McPhie
Letitia Gomez and Sabrina Sojourner
Lynn Halverson and Douglas Lee
Kishan and Padma Baheti
Musician Patricia Ann Smith
John and Jill Charlton Retirement Journal
Hindsight is golden for former Post columnist Stan Hinden.
Hinden's column archive

Jane Bryant Quinn
Calculators overestimate the amount you need to save.

When Can You Retire?
Use our retirement planner to find out how financially prepared you are.
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Monday at 11:
Retired from The Post three years ago, Stan Hinden talked about the lessons he has learned from living in retirement.

Jane Bryant Quinn Tuesday at 11:
George Hager talked about online and software retirement products.

Wednesday at 11: Martha Hamilton talked with financial planner Gregory Anderson about preparing your finances for retirement.

Thursday at 11: Planning expert Martha Priddy Patterson on how women can ensure themselves a decent retirement income.

Friday at 11: Brookings Institution scholar Henry J. Aaron on how, when and why to kiss the job goodbye.

Five Ways to Prepare

  1. Find out what Social Security will provide.
  2. Research your pension and how the money from it will be paid.
  3. Calculate your savings in 401(k) plans, IRAs and other assets.
  4. Start saving!
  5. Calculate how much income you will need when you retire.
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