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Do It Now: Are you on track for retirement?

By Walter Updegrave, Money Magazine senior editor
From Money Magazine: Three key questions. Twelve simple steps.
Do you have the right investments? The answer has nothing to do with finding the single perfect stock or mutual fund. The key is changing your idea of what the 'right' investment really is. (more)
Are you doing the right things? You are if you can say yes to these four questions about your investing and money-management habits. If not, you have some work to do before you can rest easy. (more)
How can you make your money last? As retirement gets closer to reality, you'll need a plan for turning all your savings into security - so you can really enjoy the next phase of your life.  (more)
Investing for early retirementAggressive investing could help you retire early, but taking on too much risk could backfire. More

Retirement plan interruptedThis 31-year-old psychologist can't let a costly mortgage stop her from saving More

High-yield stocks for retirementMarket swings have created a buying opportunity for retirement investors.  More

Beyond 401(k)sYour company plan can get your a lot of the way toward a smart retirement plan. But there are a lot of other tools at your disposal.  Play

It's all about the 'safe money'If you're on the cusp of retirement and feel rattled by the recent volatility in stocks, here's a way to protect your portfolio. More
Retirement: The 4 percent solutionMany retirees are confused about how much of their savings to take out each year. Money Magazine's Walter Updegrave explains the 4 percent rule. More
Retirement risk: Who's falling short New studies find shortfalls in retirement savings are significant in most age and income groups. More
Prescription for the FutureA young doctor and family are off to a good start, but soon they'll have to learn to handle real money  More
Can you retire early?Can you retire early?How much you should already have if you want to quit by age 60. More
These picks by Money Magazine's editors can fill holes in any portfolio. More
Tell us how much you have, how long you will save and at what rate, and find out when your nest egg will hit 7 figures. More
See how much your nest egg is worth in lifetime monthly payments. More
What you need to save

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