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Tapping your retirement fund early?

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Have you tapped into your retirement fund early to make ends meet?

According to a 2013 Merrill Lynch Retirement Study conducted in partnership with Age Wave, the prospect of a long life in retirement bring worries to many people about the possibility of outliving their money.

And tapping into your retirement cash early to make ends meet can add to that anxiety. A report this year from the financial advisory firm HelloWallet found that more than one in four workers dip into retirement funds to pay their mortgages, credit card debt or other bills.

What about you? Have you had to tap into your retirement fund early to make ends meet? Take our poll to the right.

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