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8 Retirement Investing Essentials

Tuesday, June 11, 2013 - 12:00 PM
From US News & World Report via Yahoo Finance:
For years, retirement surveys have found a large gap between when people say they plan to retire and when they actually mothball their office and factory wardrobes. Consistently, actual retirements have occurred closer to age 62, the earliest age which people can elect to begin receiving Social Security benefits. This has been several years earlier, on average, than the dates preretirees say they plan to stop working.

The gap persists, but it's getting smaller. Enough people have deferred retirement to move the needle. More and more, retirement is becoming a phased process and not a single event in time.  As you consider your own retirement prospects, here's a checklist of investment and income issues you should review:

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