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05/16/2013 01:24 pm ET Updated Jul 16, 2013

Four Ways To Beat High Health Care Costs; Fidelity Says Recent Retirees Need $220,000! - Forbes

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Have you included health care costs in your retirement number? $220,000 is what Fidelity Investments figures a 65-year-old couple retiring this year will need--not including nursing home care--to cover health care costs in retirement. The number is down from last year's $240,000 estimate. That's good news, kind of: One of the reasons it's down is because people weren't going to the doctor as much during the recession.

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