6 Ways to Avoid Outliving Your Retirement Savings Before You Die

It may be the biggest worry of retirement: How do you ensure that you don’t run out of cash before you run out of breath?

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It may be the biggest worry of retirement: How do you ensure that you don’t run out of cash before you run out of breath? The easy answer is to save early and often and build up an impregnable stockpile of cash. If you’ve missed that memo, however, you can still vastly increase the chance that your nest egg will last at least as long as you do by taking these six steps.

Kathy Kristof
Contributing Editor, Kiplinger's Personal Finance
Kristof, editor of SideHusl.com (opens in new tab), is an award-winning financial journalist, who writes regularly for Kiplinger's Personal Finance and CBS MoneyWatch. She's the author of Investing 101, Taming the Tuition Tiger and Kathy Kristof's Complete Book of Dollars and Sense. But perhaps her biggest claim to fame is that she was once a Jeopardy question: Kathy Kristof replaced what famous personal finance columnist, who died in 1991? Answer: Sylvia Porter.