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The Complete Idiot's Guide® To Protecting Your 401(k) and IRA by Bill Lane, Jennifer Lane

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Comparing the Online Calculators

A quick Google web search will generate a huge list of online retirement calculators. Look for one that doesn’t require you to register or surrender any personal contact information to use the site. Stick with calculators that are housed within independent websites not related to a financial services company. But if you decide to use the calculator on your broker’s site, check the results against a couple of other calculators to see if the results differ. If the site has an incentive to encourage you to save, it may have assumptions within the calculators that are unreasonably conservative.
Whichever calculator you ultimately decide to rely on, it should only produce final figures that illustrate how much you ...

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