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How to Plan for Retirement

For many people, the topic of retirement is often somewhere in the back of their mind. When you're young, it's something you know you'll probably have to think about at some point. But for those who are older and at the end of their career, getting ready for retirement is a real priority.

Regardless of where you are in life, understanding how to plan for retirement is important. Focusing on your retirement strategy now, even if it's decades into the future, can help ensure that you have enough saved to live comfortably during your golden years.

Here's some information on why retirement planning is important, plus considerations for every stage of life.

When Should I Retire?

There are a number of important strategies to consider to help ensure a financially stable second act. Here are important questions for those wondering how to decide when to retire.

Retirement Age Milestones

There are many pieces to the retirement-planning puzzle. These milestones could help you discover if you're on track to enter your golden years on your terms.

Retirement Strategies

It’s important to realize it's never too early (or too late) to start thinking about planning and saving for retirement.

Types of Retirement Plans

There are many types of retirement plans to choose from, however your choices are primarily dictated by your place of work.

Retirement Expenses

It's important to consider likely costs for things such as housing, transportation and health care as you prepare for retirement.

Health Care Costs in Retirement

Health care is one of the largest expenses to consider in the retirement planning process, but with some planning, you may be more prepared for these expenses.

Reasons to Start Preparing for Retirement Now

It's never too early to start thinking about retirement, and devising a plan today could help give you more financial security in your golden years.

Retirement Myths

Don't let the following five common retirement myths affect the ways you save, invest and otherwise prepare for your golden years.

Retirement Checklist

This retirement checklist can help you get financially ready for a major life change.

Employer-Sponsored Plan

Learn more about your retirement options outside of 401(k) and 403(b).

Retirement Investment Options

Learn about the several options that can help you fund your retirement goals.

Retirement Terms

Learn about the basic retirement terms that could help you understand along your retirement journey.

Retirement Planning for Women

Learn how why women should start planning for retirement soon.

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