Preparing for Retirement

Preparing for Retirement
Good times lie ahead. Make sure you have the freedom to enjoy them.

Retirement Planning Guide

Having a retirement free from money woes isn’t necessarily about being a millionaire, but rather using the assets you do have wisely and proactively. By identifying what you can control and focusing on that, you can put yourself in better position to have a retirement that allows you to achieve your goals. Download NowOpens in New Window

Money Management

If you haven't done so already, check out our Managing Money Resources, where you'll find tools and information to help you get out of debt and get on the road to financial success.

Retirement Withdrawal: What’s a Safe Number?

For quite a while, the standard advice was to take 4% out of your total retirement nest egg every year to have enough money for a comfortable lifestyle in your golden years. There was strong logic behind that number; a mixture of 60% of your money in stocks and 40% in bonds has historically been a very safe bet to return greater than 4% over any 30-year period. As long as you adjust your withdrawal for inflation periodically, you should be fine. Or are you? Read More…Opens in New Window

The Basics of Social Security Retirement Benefits

If you’ve worked for many years, you may be ready to start a new, more relaxed phase of your life: retirement. However, before giving your employer your final notice, understand how Social Security retirement benefits work for you. Read More…Opens in New Window

Get More Retirement Resources

We’ve partnered with industry-leading BALANCE to provide you with free access to expertly-crafted financial education and resources to help with your fiscal matters. Check out the Retirement Toolkit from BALANCE Opens in New Windowincluding these handy calculators: