When Retirement Advice Goes Viral : Planet Money So how much should you have saved for retirement? We wanted to know, so we asked the guy who invented the 401k.
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When Retirement Advice Goes Viral

A few weeks ago, a tweet about retirement advice caused an uproar on Twitter. Here's what it said: "By 35, you should have twice your salary saved, according to retirement experts." People had feelings about this tweet. And with good reason; it quickly became clear that a lot of people feel like that kind of goal is impossible to achieve. So we wanted to know: how much do people at that age actually have saved? And how much should they save? We asked experts — including the inventor of the 401k himself — what they think.

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