A worker stands in a construction project in a favela, or shantytown, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The government has helped drive down income inequality by investing in basic services like health care, education and pensions. Mario Tama/Getty Images hide caption

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The Census Bureau released new numbers on Tuesday showing that real median household incomes rose from $53,718 in 2014 to $56,516 last year. Skopein/Getty Images/Ikon Images hide caption

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While people can often estimate how much they might need for 10 or 15 years of retirement, that calculation becomes more difficult for retirement that could last 20 years or more. Gary Waters/Ikon Images/Getty Images hide caption

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That Nest Egg Needs To Last As Long As You Do. So How Do You Start?

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Phillip Underwood and Michelle Sheridan and their children, Logan and Lilliana, gather in their living room in Frederick, Md., after a long day of work and school. The couple had delayed marriage, in part for financial reasons. James Clark/NPR hide caption

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For More Millennials, It's Kids First, Marriage Maybe

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Outside a Taco Bell restaurant in Warren, Mich., early Thursday, supporters of the push by fast-food workers to raise the minimum wage were marching. Jessica J. Trevino /MCT/Landov hide caption

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