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Take This Retirement IQ Test to See What You Know

After completing it, you'll learn how to improve your prospects

By Walter Updegrave

(This article previously appeared on

Do you know what you’re doing when it comes to retirement planning? Or are you winging it?  To see how much you really know about preparing for retirement — and pick up some tips that can help you improve your retirement prospects — check out this 10-question quiz.

You don’t have to be a retirement-planning savant to accumulate adequate savings and manage your nest egg after retiring. But a little knowledge doesn’t hurt. To get a sense of where you stand when it comes to preparing for retirement — and find areas where you can improve — answer the 10 questions below. Then compare your answers to the correct ones at the end of the story to see how you scored on my highly scientific grading system.

Ready? Go! The clock is now officially running.

What Is Your Retirement IQ?

Walter Updegrave is the editor of, a site that offers easy-to-understand-and-follow advice on retirement and investing. Walter previously wrote the Ask the Expert column for and MONEY Magazine and has published four books on personal finance. If you have a question on retirement or investing that you would like Walter to answer online, send it to Ask Real Deal Retirement. You can follow Walter on Twitter @RealDealRetire and reach him at [email protected]. Read More
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