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Director’s Council of Public Representatives (COPR)

NIH Public Bulletin – January 2010

Learn About Saving for Retirement

Format: Booklet
Institute: National Institute on Aging (NIA)

Learning about retirement saving and planning ahead can help people take the steps needed to build a nest egg for the future. Saving for Retirement: What Do You Know?, a new publication from NIA, is a basic guide to help people of almost any age understand the importance of retirement saving and think about ways to overcome common challenges to reach their goals. This free, 24-page booklet features fictional examples of typical scenarios, including new parents, a single mother, a couple faced with a serious health problem, and others who wonder how to start or continue saving. In each case, the booklet suggests practical ways to plan and save for retirement.

In clear terms, it also discusses Social Security, 401(k) plans, goal setting, and other aspects of long-term saving. Quiz questions throughout the booklet engage readers and expand on saving concepts and practices. The booklet also includes a list of resources where readers can get more information.

Next Steps

You can read, download, or order Saving for Retirement: What Do You Know? at To order 25 copies or more, go to or call the NIA Information Center at (800) 222-2225.

This page last reviewed on November 1, 2012

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