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$1 Million Is No Longer Enough To Retire On

05/15/2015 11:30 am ET | Updated May 15, 2015
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You have to get rich these days just to finance a comfortable retirement.

That’s the conclusion financial advisors are increasingly coming around to, as they gauge the direction of the economy in a strange new world of glacial growth and super-low interest rates. “Twenty years ago, someone with a million bucks would have said, ‘that’s great, I can draw down $100,000 a year, I’ll be just fine,’” Jim McCaughan, CEO of Principal Global Investors, tells me in the video above. “But now, with very low rates, the problem of funding a retirement is much more difficult.”

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