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Social Security: By the Numbers The Rule of 72 Ready for Retirement?

    

Did you know that 60% of workers report that the total value of their household's savings and investments, excluding the value of their home and any pension plan is less than $25,000?** 


Plan for your retirement today!  

** As quoted by Employee Benefit Research Institute, 2012.

 

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