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Financial Tip

The income you need to retire comfortably can vary widely depending on the retirement lifestyle you choose. In general, you will need 70% to 80% of your current annual income each year you are retired to maintain your current lifestyle. Here are some things to consider as you plan your retirement budget:

  • Consider reducing or eliminating debt.
  • Plan how and when you are going to take distributions from your employer's retirement plan or IRA.
  • Review the potential costs of medical and long-term care insurance.
  • Account for any dependent support expenses you may have, including elder care.


How can you make your money grow, or appreciate for long term financial goals?

Money farmer

Investing is a way to save money for something you want many years away like a home, college education or retirement. Investing is a long term activity. In the Investing section, you will find information to help you understand how investing is different than saving, and how your money can work for you.