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The life of a millionaire: a comfortable one in retirement?

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There was a time not so long ago when a million dollars connoted wealth and a life of leisure.

But $1 million doesn’t buy you what it used to —  certainly not an early retirement. And it will get you even less in 40 years, when college graduates entering the workforce today begin retiring.

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As research from Carson Wealth shows, accounting for an inflation rate of 3 percent, $1 million today will, in today’s dollars, be worth just $306,000 in 2056. That’s hardly enough to fund a comfortable retirement for an individual over a period of 20 years or more.