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The term “nest egg” has commonly been used to describe a sum of money that was saved for the future. However, the term doesn’t actually describe retirement income for many Americans anymore. There has been a shift. People have multiple options for saving for retirement now: 401(k)s, 403(b)s, IRAs, Roth IRAs, fixed and variable annuities, home equity, certificates of deposit and more. Additionally, many working Americans receive some retirement income from either Social Security or pensions. Many people actually have a carton of retirement income options instead of a single nest egg.

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