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How Much Do I Need to Retire?

Many Americans worry about retirement and outliving their money. You might think you have saved enough to retire, but what does that really mean? You might say $1 million. Or you might figure that saving enough to replace 70 to 80 percent of your current income will be enough.

Unless you've carefully mapped out your desired retirement lifestyle, however, you're probably just guessing at what you'll need — and for how long you'll need it.

So how much money do I need to retire? For those of you asking that question, let's take a look at how you can determine your potential retirement needs now in order to help establish a more secure future.

How Much Does a Couple Need to Retire?

A married couple has different considerations when planning for retirement than singles. Here's what to keep in mind.

How Much Do I Need to Retire at 40?

Those who hope to retire at 40 need to be focused on their savings. Accordingly, it's important to know how much to save. Here's how to find out.

How Much Do I Need to Retire at 45?

Retiring at 45 years old is uncommon and a very ambitious goal. Learn more about what it would take financially to make this happen.

How Much Do I Need to Retire at 50?

Planning to retire at 50 can seem like a stretch, but that's not to say it's impossible. Here are some factors to consider.

How Much Do I Need to Retire at 55?

Here are some steps to help you determine how to save and arrange income sources to retire at 55.

How Much Do I Need to Retire at 60?

Can you afford an early retirement? Here are some considerations — from savings to costs — to help you figure it out.

How Much Do I Need to Retire at 62?

Seeing as the "official" retirement age doesn't kick in until your mid-60s, 62 is considered an early retirement. Could you still make it work?

How Much Do I Need to Retire at 65?

The current full retirement age is 67 — how do you know if you'll be prepared by then? Here are a few key factors in the retirement equation.

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