Wednesday, October 21, 2009

National Save for Retirement Week Oct 18 - 25

Don’t forget this is National Save for Retirement Week. Do something this week to celebrate! Some ideas:

  • Check your pay stub to see what, if any, is being put aside for retirement
  • Find out what your plan options are and if there have been any changes since last year. Determine whether you should make a change for 2010.
  • Pull out your latest plan statement and see where you are.
  • Read a book about personal finance, preferably one which includes a section on retirement investing.
  • Find out if your employer is offering any retirement/investment education this week (Alaska PERS/TRS is. Find out what’s available here)

Before anyone says, “But I’m a SAHM,” remember that 80% of women outlive their husbands – make sure you know what YOUR retirement will look like.

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