Planning for Retirement

Planning for retirement? Retirement help is here, with these retirement planning tips offered in this free lesson.

Planning for retirement

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Most of us don't want to work forever. Therefore, preparing for retirement is an important part of financial planning.

Today's retirees fund their retirement using Social Security benefits, pension benefits, and personal savings and investments. How you decide to invest your money depends on your needs, philosophy, age, goals, and other factors. Take time to assess your retirement goals.

With careful planning and smart investing, you can achieve financial security, independence, and enjoyment in your later years. Read about the seven tips for retirement planning on the next page, then use our Retirement Planning Worksheet to help you think about expenses and income now vs. what you might need in the future.