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Follow the Leaders: Learning from Successful Retirement Savers

A small group of Americans are confident that they are on track for a comfortable retirement. Here are their secrets.

  • Getting By With a Little Help

    Workers contributed more to their 401(k)s when they worked with a financial advisor.

  • No Alarm Clock

    No alarm clock is the number one thing workers are looking forward to in retirement.

  • Battle of the Sexes: IRA Edition

    Men had higher average and median IRA balances than women.

  • Where’s Your Income Coming From?

    The youngest workers may be able to cover about half as much of their retirement expenses with Social Security and a pension as the oldest workers.

  • Early Penalty

    Claiming Social Security benefits early in 2014 could cut your benefits by 25%.

  • Steer Your Own Ship

    U.S. investors set investment return targets based on their own goals, not market returns.

  • Everything I Love Is Killing Me

    Cutting back on a few luxuries—like coffee and eating out—can help you save more for retirement.

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