How Much Income Will You Really
Need in Retirement?
Erik Carter, Contributor
When we meet with individual employees, one of the most common retirement questions we get is how much income they will need in retirement. Unfortunately, it’s one question we can’t answer for them. For example, I may run a retirement calculation that projects your retirement income at $65k in today’s dollars at age 62. What I can’t tell you is whether that’s enough or whether you should save more or retire later. Financial planners typically say you need about 80% of your income before you retire but actual needs can vary considerably. Here are some questions to help you figure that out.
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