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11 steps to a $ 1 million nest egg

The Motley Fool Logo By Dan Caplinger of The Motley Fool | Slide 1 of 13: Most Americans dream of retiring rich, but $1 million doesn't go as far as it used to. With estimates of healthcare expenses alone in retirement approaching the $300,000 mark, saving up a seven-figure nest egg is rapidly becoming the must-have target for those who are serious about their retirement savings.  Saving $1 million takes some effort, but 401(k) plans make it easier. If you follow these steps, you'll put yourself in the best possible position to be a millionaire when you retire.ALSO READ: More Americans Are Increasing Retirement Savings, Survey Shows

Retire as a millionaire

Most Americans dream of retiring rich, but $1 million doesn't go as far as it used to. With estimates of healthcare expenses alone in retirement approaching the $300,000 mark, saving up a seven-figure nest egg is rapidly becoming the must-have target for those who are serious about their retirement savings.

Saving $1 million takes some effort, but 401(k) plans make it easier. If you follow these steps, you'll put yourself in the best possible position to be a millionaire when you retire. Click ahead to get started.

ALSO READ: More Americans Are Increasing Retirement Savings, Survey Shows

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