Millions of Americans are doing it.
Nearly one-fifth of full-time employed Americans have raided retirement accounts in the past year to cover emergencies, according to a national survey.
With so much uncertainty, should you plan for a worst-case scenario or a best-guess one and run the risk of falling short?
The higher contribution limits make this plan an excellent retirement savings option, and it's easy to set up.
It's a lot easier if you begin preparing years ahead, but it can be done even if you don't start saving until you are 50.
The report predicts there will be 11.1 million people 65 and older still working by 2018, nearly twice the current number.
Study says it takes quite a bit of money to reach economic stability, which includes not just 'decent' housing and a 'low-cost' food plan, but also saving for retirement and emergencies.
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