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Chapter 4. Your Best Chance at Retiremen... > Events That Might Sidetrack Your Ret... - Pg. 46

Your Best Chance at Retirement Is Your 401(k) 4. 5. 6. · · · · · · ____________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________ An unplanned large expense (new roof, new car, or new appliance) Kids (a category all their own) Education funding Disability (and we don't mean a broken leg) Divorce Having an elderly parent or other relative come live with you 46 Here are some of the most common sidetracks: Warning! "It never rains in my life." Oh? How much do you want to bet? Sooner or later we all need money for a rainy day. Plan to have enough to cover three to six months of your regular expenses (food, heat, electricity, gas, rent or mortgage, car payments). Keep it in a safe place, like a money market or cash reserve account. Be prepared.