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Here's how you can save $1 million making $35,000 per year, broken down by age

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How to retire with a million dollars if you make $35,000 per year

Americans are funding their retirement accounts at record rates.

But figuring out how much your monthly contributions will be worth in a few decades can be confusing.

As a rule of thumb, most financial advisors suggest that you save 10% to 15% of your salary. But if your goal is to get to $1 million, the percentage you need to invest will vary drastically based on how old you are when you start.  

Watch this video to find out how to make it that happen.

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