12/15/2014 12:07 pm ET Updated Dec 15, 2014

5 Retirement Stats You Need To Know

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No matter how close to -- or far from -- retirement you are, you'll get there eventually, and we all hope to be financially independent when that day comes. However, there are a lot of things that can keep that from happening. The good news is that for most of us, there are steps we can take to give us the best chance of living a great retirement.

With that in mind, here are five retirement statistics everyone should know -- and some ways to make sure you're on the right side of those stats when you retire.

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