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Saving for Retirement: How Much Will You Need?

Get a Ballpark E$timate® of Your Retirement Needs.

The Ballpark E$timate is an easy-to-use, two-page worksheet that helps you quickly identify approximately how much you’ll need to save to fund a comfortable retirement. It was created by the Choose to Save® Program (ChoosetoSave.org) and the American Savings Education Council (ASEC.org) for employees in the private sector and federal government.

If you work in the private sector you may complete the Ballpark E$timate online at
http://www.choosetosave.org/ballpark/index.cfm?fa=interactive. Note there is a link on this page to frequently asked questions (Ballpark FAQ). The Ballpark E$timate is also available for download at http://www.choosetosave.org/ballpark/Ballparkwks2009.pdf.

If you are covered by CSRS, CSRS-Offset or FERS you may access the Federal Ballpark E$timate® at http://www.opm.gov/retire/tools/calculators/ballpark/ballparkintro.asp.