What’s Your Number? How Much You Really Need to Retire

To determine your retirement needs, you can run the numbers yourself, or meet with a licensed financial advisor who can do the math for you. Either way, here are some key factors you’ll want to consider.


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There's no one-size-fits-all approach to building a nest egg that will last in retirement.

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How long will you be able to work? Will you face unexpected expenses? And how many years will your retirement last?

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These are just some of the unknowns.

You can follow conventional guidelines.

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One rule is you will need 75 percent of your pre-retirement income each year in retirement.

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Others provide specific savings targets based on your age.

Or you can run the numbers yourself.

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For example, the free retirement calculator on MutualofOmaha.com allows you to enter your expected retirement date, current savings rate, typical return on investments, and more.

Of course, the best approach is to talk with a professional.

A Mutual of Omaha licensed financial advisor can help you set unique savings targets, and provide expert guidance along the way.

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Get in touch today.