Are You Ready for Retirement?

FINANCE

9 PLAYS

Zoe Samuel

5 Min Quiz

Can you stick to a budget?

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How long have you been saving?

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How hard does a dollar work for you if you save it at age 25, versus at age 45?

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Do you have any major medical issues?

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Do you own your home?

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Do you have student debt?

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Do you love to splurge?

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Do you care about having the latest thing?

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Do you have to keep up with the Joneses?

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How handy are you at fixing things?

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Do you have life insurance?

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Do you pay off your credit card in full every month?

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Do you save 10%?

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If you went full thrift nut, how far inside your income do you think you could live without moving house?

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A button has fallen off your shirt. What do you do?

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A tire bursts. What do you do?

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A water pipe in your house bursts, and it's behind the wall. What do you do?

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Do you have a spouse, and do they have an income?

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Do you have a partner you're not married to?

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Do you fear a long retirement?

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Will you be in serious trouble if you live past age 85?

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Do you hope to leave anything to your children?

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If you run out of money, who will take care of you?

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Do you have a plan for your pets, if they outlive you?

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Do you have a living will?

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Do you remember to budget for big ticket items?

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Do you have a 401K?

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Do you have a financial advisor?

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How did you choose your financial advisor?

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Would the sweet embrace of death scare you less than the prospect of living to age 102 on your current resources?

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About This Quiz

With life expectancy increasing, most of us can spend a good 50 years in the workforce. However, retirement beckons eventually, and the earlier you plan, the easier it'll be. Are you ready to burn your suit, chuck your overalls, and pick up that (in this economy, proverbial) gold watch?

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