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What percentage of my paycheck should I put toward retirement?

Dr. Mehmet Oz, MD
Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease)

Let's assume you've already set aside ten percent of your paycheck for emergency funds. Take another ten percent and put it in a retirement account - nothing gives you the freedom to follow your passions and to relieve stress than having a retirement fund (often added to by an employer). This plan means you have to live below your paycheck and may need to budget carefully so you can enjoy these freedoms.

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