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<<Let's say I feel I can retire comfortably with an annual income of x. How do I go about figuring how much of a nest egg I will need?>>

orangeblood,

Robert Sheard wrote a couple articles in the Daily Dow area about what he calls the "Twenty Factor" as a method for figuring the nest egg for retirement. I'm sure it's not the only way to figure how much you will need but it sounds pretty good to me. The articles are located at: (sorry, don't know how to make these links!)

http://www.fool.com/DDow/1997/DDow971016.htm

http://www.fool.com/DDow/1997/DDow971021.htm

Hope this helps. I assume you're a UofTexas fan by your name. Hope you're willing to take a response from an Aggie!

Cameron
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