Retirement Planning

Introduction

Do you wonder whether you'll ever be able to retire? From quick calculators to elaborate planning guides, there is a wide range of resources to help you determine how much you need to save in order to preserve your income and lifestyle.

FINRA Modules and Worksheets
Use this calculator to ensure you have enough to last through your retirement.
Offers tips on retirement scams and how 401(k) plans work

Internet Links
360degrees of Financial Literacy
Covers a broad range of issues related to retirement, including long-term care and estate planning.
 
Ballpark Estimate
Two-page worksheet from the American Savings Education Council. Use this tool after you have estimated your future Social Security benefits
 
Center for Retirement Research
The Center's special projects include a Retirement Game, the National Retirement Risk Index, and Working Longer: The Solution to the Retirement Income Challenge.
 
Fundamentals of Employee Benefit Programs
Part Two explains various retirement plans and provides sources and key contacts for more information.
 
Retirement Revolution: The New Reality
PBS TV series focusing on changes in retirement planning since the 2008 financial meltdown.  Links to video interviews with everyday success stories as well as program experts. 
 
How much do you need for retirement?
Through NYC’s Office of Financial Empowerment, encourages planning and lists counselors who provide free one-on-one financial assistance in English and Spanish.
 
Kiplinger’s
Offers videos and columns on many topics, including long-term care and estate planning. There’s even a quiz on Rethinking Your Retirement Plan.
 
Retirement Planner
Benefit calculators, eligibility issues, and retirement options from the Social Security Administration. Download an online retirement planning CD directly from the site.
 
Retirement Planning
Links to many government retirement resources, including Social Security Administration, Department of Labor and Internal Revenue Service.
  
Retirement Savings Education Campaign
Tips and tools for employees as well as employers and small businesses, from the Department of Labor.
 
SmartMoney on Retirement
Covers a broad range of issues related to retirement, including estate planning and elder care. Collects articles from several columnists.
 
Social Security Claiming Guide
Online brochure to help decide when to claim Social Security benefits.

Library Materials
AARP Retirement Survival Guide
Jason, Julie
No-nonsense retirement guide for people of every income level.
Bogleheads' Guide to Retirement Planning
Larimore, Taylor
Balanced, comprehensive advice on retirement planning.
How to Retire Happy: The 12 Most Important Decisions You Must Make Before You Retire
Hinden, Stan
Provides answers to important retirement questions.
IRAs, 401(k)s & Other Retirement Plans: Taking Your Money Out
Slesnick, Twila
When you want or need to take money out of your retirement plan, this book will help you make the best choices.
Kiplinger’s Personal Finance
April issue includes the Retirement Report. This magazine is available at the Business and Central libraries and many branches.
Kiplinger’s Retirement Report
Available only at the Central Library.
Money
This magazine is available at the Business and Central libraries and many branches.
SmartMoney
This magazine is available at the Business and Central libraries and many branches.

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