Facing financial challenges

According to a recent industry survey, Americans today think they’ll need roughly $1.25 million to retire comfortably. But the average amount of savings in retirement accounts has actually dropped by 11% over the same time frame. So how much do you need to retire? This week on Edelman Financial Engines’ Everyday Wealth™, Jean, Soledad and wealth planner Rose Niang discuss why chasing a number is never a good idea and how a planner can help you figure out what’s best for you. Later in the episode, the hosts talk about caring for an aging parent and the benefit of having a trusted advisor to help you navigate the difficult conversations that the scenario brings. Then, Jean, Soledad and Rose dive into the unique set of financial challenges facing couples who are cohabiting but not married.

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