Preparing for retirement

With all the day-to-day expenses and responsibilities that come with American life, how does one find the money to save for retirement and the time to formulate a plan?  If you feel this way you are not alone.  According to the Employee Benefit Research Institute just 14% of American workers are very confident they will have enough money to live comfortably in retirement. Below are some tools and resources to create a plan for retirement:

AARP

Resource and Tool

http://www.aarp.org/work/retirement-planning/

AARP has a variety of articles and retirement calculators to assist your with your retirement planning.

Retirement Made Simpler

Resource and Tools

http://www.retirementmadesimpler.org/index.shtml

This website hosted by AARP, the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA), and the Retirement Security Project (RSP) explains how employers and their employees save more effectively through automatic 401(k)s.  This site includes both articles and helpful retirement calculators.

Squared Away: Financial Behavior: Work, Save, Retire

Resource

http://fsp.bc.edu/squared-away-blog/

Squared Away: Financial Behavior: Work, Save, Retire is a project of the Center for Retirement Research at Boston College.  This blog covers financial behavior, psychology and our U.S. money culture.

My Retirement Paycheck

Resource

http://www.myretirementpaycheck.org/

The National Endowment for Financial Education® (NEFE®) is a private, nonprofit, nonpartisan and noncommercial foundation wholly dedicated to improving the financial well-being of all Americans. Each of the eight icons on the Retirement Paycheck with lead you to information about planning for retirement, from Social Security, to Investments, to Insurance.

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