MoneyRates.com Retirement Roadmap: 10 Steps to a Comfortable Retirement

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Ten days, 10 steps to a comfortable retirement. To celebrate National Save for Retirement Week, MoneyRates.com debuts a new series featuring advice from top financial professionals.

Saving for retirement is an issue that affects workers of all ages, but one thing is clear across the board -- Americans need to develop a sense of urgency about retirement savings.

To celebrate National Save for Retirement Week, MoneyRates.com financial expert Richard Barrington, CFA, and nine other financial professionals offer their advice on a variety of topics related to retirement savings, investing and strategies.

MoneyRates.com invited these top financial professionals from across the U.S. to create a roadmap for retirement planning, helping individuals in all life stages position themselves for a comfortable retirement.

Workers of all ages grapple with retirement issues. The questions abound: Will they have enough money to retire? How do they figure out what "enough" is? What kind of investments should they make? What if they're behind or lost a significant portion of their savings account late in the game? What should come first, saving for college or for retirement? What options are available for small-business owners?

The advice of this team of 10 financial professionals will be featured over 10 days, with a new article published every weekday through Oct. 29:

Oct. 18 - Adjusting your retirement plans to the new reality

Oct. 19 - The importance of retirement savings for new college graduates

Oct. 20 - Making catch-up contributions when you're over 50

Oct. 21 - Retirement mistakes to avoid

Oct. 22 - What you should do now to save more for retirement

Oct. 25 - Saving for retirement versus saving for your children's education

Oct. 26 - The importance of saving for retirement in your 20s and 30s

Oct. 27 - How to calculate your retirement needs

Oct. 28 - Retirement savings strategies for small-business owners

Oct. 29 - Managing and optimizing your 401(k)

"Saving for retirement is an issue that affects workers of all ages, but one thing is clear across the board -- Americans need to develop a sense of urgency about retirement savings," Barrington says. "It's a responsibility that has passed from the organization to the individual over the past 30 years, and most individuals don't adequately understand that responsibility. Our goal with this series is to help advance that understanding."

To read more about this series and access articles as they publish, visit MoneyRates.com's 10 steps to a comfortable retirement.

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Founded in 1999, MoneyRates.com helps consumers find the best rates on high yield savings accounts, checking accounts and CDs. The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, Barron's, USA Today, SmartMoney and US News and World Report regularly source MoneyRates.com for investor and consumer insights.

For an interview with Richard Barrington, please contact:

Jessica Cultra
479-739-2690
pr(at)moneyrates(dot)com

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