Frank Armstrong, III and Paul B. Brown
It’s expensive to retire. But just how much will it take, and how will you pay for it?
To figure out how much income you will have coming in, begin by checking out the Social Security Benefit Calculator on the Web (www.ssa.gov/planners/calculators.htm). They have an amazing amount of information to help you understand the program and maximize what you will receive. You will be able to get a very close approximation of all the benefits you and your family are entitled to under many different scenarios.
If you are fortunate enough to have a defined benefit retirement plan at work, ask your employer for an estimate of your benefits, or take your benefit booklet and work ...