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Make Retirement Planning a Priority in 2014

2014 Roadmap
New Year's resolutions are the promises we make to ourselves so we can enjoy better, happier and healthier lives both now and in retirement.

Thinking about retirement can be overwhelming. Am I saving enough? When can I afford to stop working? How long will my money last?

With these three steps, we’ve made it easy to achieve a New Year’s resolution that can get you to the retirement you want:

  1. Evaluate your overall financial picture. Use AARP's free Retirement Calculator to look at how much you have in the bank, what you bring home each month, your savings rate and the size of your retirement account.

  2. Determine your best Social Security claiming strategy. Use our Social Security Calculator to be sure you're making the most of your benefit.

  3. Estimate your health costs in retirement. Using AARP’s HealthCost Calculator will help you identify costs and provide ideas on how to minimize health care expenses.

This year, don’t just make empty promises you won’t keep.  Follow these simple steps and retirement planning can be one of your New Year's resolutions you successfully achieve.[/youtube]

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