Are you determined to make 2018 the year you get your retirement planning back on track? If you feel like you’re behind on your retirement savings efforts, don’t worry. You have company. A 2017 Gallup study found that more than half of Americans are worried that they won’t be able to afford retirement.1
The good news is it’s never too late to course-correct if you feel like you’re behind or off-track on your planning. A few simple changes may be all that’s necessary to get you back on track to live the retirement you’ve always imagined.
The new year is here. It’s the perfect time to analyze your financial situation and develop a list of action items. A regular annual financial checkup can help you stay on top of potential risks and on track to meet your biggest financial goals.
Ready to start your year with a financial review? Below are three questions to ask yourself as you perform your annual financial review. A financial professional can help you conduct a detailed, comprehensive analysis.
Have you put off saving for retirement? You’re not the only one. According to a recent study from the Economic Policy Institute, the average family between the ages of 44 and 49 has only $81,437 saved for retirement. That number is $124,831 for those between ages 50 and 55 and $163,577 between ages 56 and 61.1 While those numbers might represent a good start, it’s fair to say they’re not sufficient to fund a long retirement.
The good news is it’s never too late to get started. You may have to make some adjustments to your plans and vision, but with some discipline and focus, you may still be able to fund an enjoyable retirement.
For many, New Year’s is a time to look to the future and start fresh. It’s a time to set goals and chart a new course. You may be looking at your family’s finances as one area where you can implement new habits and strategies. Perhaps you’ve fallen behind on your savings or feel that you may be too exposed to risk. The new year might be the right time to analyze your current situation and make changes.
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