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Can a \$100,000 take care of retirement if I Choose the retirement amount and my retirement age (55) and using a discount rate of 6% will the \$100,000 get me there? How big of a lump sum would I need? What are some other options to supplement the lump sum to get to me to choose my retirement savings amount?

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Can a \$100,000 take care of retirement if I Choose the retirement amount and my retirement age (55) and using a discount rate of 6% will the \$100,000 get me there? How big of a lump sum would I need? What are some other options to supplement the lump sum to get to me to choose my retirement savings amount?

Lump sum required will be Future value/(1+rate of interest)^duration
Rate of interest=6%, n= duration=30 years
=100000/(1+6%)^30
=\$17411.01

Hence \$17411 is required right now to make the amount of \$100000 in 30 years.

What are some other options to supplement the lump sum to get to me to choose my retirement savings amount?
Some basics on retirement plan:

Various types of retirement plans are 401(k) plan and the traditional pension plan. As per the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) covers two types of pension plans: defined benefit plans and defined contribution plans.
As per dol, "A defined benefit plan promises a specified monthly benefit at retirement. As per Investopedia "Defined benefit plan is an ...

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Response helps in calculating Lump sum required.

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