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Planning Your Retirement: Getting Started

These websites will get you started with the whys and hows of planning your retirement. 

Retirement Planning

Retirement Planning (Investopedia)

This is the portal to Investopedia's coverage of retirement planning topics. "Learn how much you need to retire comfortably, and how to prepare for the "unexpected" in retirement. Prepare for everything from living expenses, to healthcare, to planning that trip you've always wanted to take."

Retirement (

"Get the basics on retirement planning and pension benefits, such as how Social Security works, retiring from the civil service, and managing a private pension."

Preparing for Retirement (US Department of Labor)

Here you will find an number of Department of Labor publications on planning and saving for retirement, as well as ERISA and COBRA. 

My Retirement Plan (Smart About Money) 

Smart About Money, a program of the National Endowment of Financial Education, offers this online course on retirement planning. 

Building a Foundation for Retirement (Khan Academy)

Khan Academy offers videos on retirement, IRAs and 401(k)s.