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Stocks Or The Mattress? Winning The Retirement Championship


This month, millions of Americans picked winners and losers in college basketball games, hoping to make money from wise bets.

But you can play for much higher stakes by placing sensible bets with your savings. If you wager well, you can have a much more comfortable retirement.

Economists, though, are making forecasts that make it tough to guess which way growth is going.

What's the best bet: protect your money by stuffing it into a mattress or invest in the stock market?

Here are some choices to help you decide whether it's better to go for the mattress or the market. Make your selection by clicking on the answers for the scenario you see as most likely.

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Marilyn Geewax is a contributor to NPR.