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4 financial milestones to reach before you retire

August 2, 2017

Via: CNN

Retirement is a period to look forward to for a countless number of working Americans, but it can be a financially stressful time, as well.

No matter when you choose to retire, here are a few money-related milestones you should aim to hit first.

1. Save enough to cover three months of living expenses

Ideally, you’ll have a healthy amount of retirement savings stashed away in an IRA or 401(k) by the time you stop working. (More on that in a minute.) But aside from your nest egg, you should also have a fully loaded emergency fund in time for retirement with enough cash to cover a solid three months of living expenses.

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