Savings to Security Masterclass "Homework"

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You’ll find access to the Personalized Readiness Platform below along with links to the replay, PowerPoint presentation and other materials to read.

Feel free to review at your own pace, and come back to this page at any time you’d like to access the information.

There’s also a wealth of information on our website, blog/podcast and Facebook page. We look forward to helping you get ready for retirement.

“Fortune favors the smart, the bold and the prepared.”

Step 1. Assess

Complete Your Financial Inventory in the Readiness Software Platform

Identifying what you have, what you’ll need and potential Gaps, Risks and Opportunities is a critical first step in planning for retirement. Having a single view into your financial life (now and in retirement) is empowering. As demonstrated in class, simply click the link below to create an account.

Once inside the software go to the ASSESS module and complete Step 1. In Step 2, you’ll see a summary of everything you entered. Once you exit the software your information will be saved. You can return and re-assess/change or add any information at anytime. The more complete you are with the inventory questions in Step 1, the more complete your summary will be in Step 2. Any questions, issues (or bugs you find as this is brand new software, please email lynnt@herretirement.com

Financial Inventory Assessment

Get Connected with Subject Matter Experts to Fast Track Your Plan

We’ve scoured the industry looking for the services you need (and some you didn’t know you need) as you prepare for and enter retirement. All of the experts we connect you with combine the absolute highest quality while acting in your best interests. Simply choose the solutions you’re interested in below and we’ll get you connected.

    In addition to my assessment, I would like more information about the following:
    InvestmentsTaxesSocial Security401k/IRAsIncome PlanningAnnuitiesHome Equity
    MedicareHealthcareLong Term Care/Life InsuranceElder Care PlanningEstate PlanningDocument StorageFraud Protection

    Class Presentations

    Class 1

    Class 2

    Class 3

    Class 4

    Replay Links

    Class 1

    Class 2

    Class 3

    Class 4

    Workbooks

    This workbook reviews some of the concepts we discussed in class specific to women and our retirement savings challenges as we start to plan for retirement.

    Her Retirement for Women Workbook

    Income Planning Workbook

    The Ultimate Retirement Checklist

    We know coming to class and taking in all the information we talk about and provide can seem overwhelming. That’s why we created this Retirement Readiness Checklist. This is a great tool to help organize all your retirement “to-do’s”.  This is also a great list to share with an advisor (if you’re working with one) to see if he/she can truly help you with all of your retirement needs.

    Ultimate Retirement Readiness Checklist

    OTHER HELPFUL CONTENT & RESOURCES

    What Kind of Retirement Do You Want?

    The below links will help you start to question (and answer) your “why” in retirement.

    The Secret to Living Longer (Ted Talk)

    Profiles About Life in Retirement

    Remember the most important questions…

    The most important area to focus on in retirement readiness is determining if your savings and income will last a potentially long retirement. Here are the 8 important questions to address:

    1. What do you want your retirement income to fund?
    2. How to suitably invest retirement assets for growth, while minimizing portfolio volatility and preserving principle?
    3. How to mitigate key risk factors that can sabotage your retirement?
    4. What’s the appropriate income distribution method to utilize based on your needs?
    5. When to apply for Social Security to try to maximize income benefits?
    6.  How to minimize the impact of taxes on your distribution strategy in retirement?
    7. How to utilize your home’s equity for an income buffer?
    8.  How to protect your nest egg with the proper healthcare, long term care and estate planning strategies?

    Did you enjoy the class and want to have a friend or family member join for class 2, 3 and 4?

    They can register here

    Thank you once again for joining us for class. Please feel free to email Lynn at: lynnt@herretirement.com or call 508.798.5115 at ANY time to help you navigate our resources and your journey.

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    You can live the retirement you’ve imagined.