Are You on Track for Your Retirement?

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Pearson Education, Sep 13, 2010 - Business & Economics - 10 pages
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This is the eBook version of the printed book.

This Element is an excerpt from Save Your Retirement: What to Do If You Haven’t Saved Enough or If Your Investments Were Devastated by the Market Meltdown (9780137029006) by Frank Armstrong, III and Paul B. Brown. Available in print and digital formats.

How much money will you really need to retire?

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About the author (2010)

Frank Armstrong, III, CLU, CFP™, AIF, is the founder and principal of Investor Solutions, Inc., a fee-only registered investment advisor. He has more than 30 years’ experience in securities and financial services. His bestseller The Informed Investor was cited by BusinessWeek as one of the year’s best investment books. Twice named by Barron’s as one of the top 100 independent financial advisors, he was a featured columnist on and contributes frequently to and He has appeared on CNN Headline News, Your Money with Stewart Varney, PBS Morning Business Report, CNBC, Money Life with Chuck Jaffee, and many public radio stations. Paul B. Brown is a long-time contributor to The New York Times and coauthor of the bestselling retirement guide Grow Rich Slowly. He is financial expert for, the popular website devoted to the concerns of people over 40. He has served as writer and editor for BusinessWeek, Forbes, and Inc.

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