It’s an incredibly emotional question to ask because after all the sacrifice, hard work and tough decisions you’ve made for others, you must think about you.
Are you taking the steps to make that dream a reality?
Planning for retirement is hard, period. A lot of difficult questions must be asked. The same emotions that make you feel good when you think about your ideal retirement cruelly works against you when you need to take the steps to follow through on your dream.
I’m here to tell you: I’m with you! You’re not alone!
It’s with this in mind that the Patchogue-Medford Library and FINRA have partnered to bring Financial Literacy classes to the community. Did you know that even though 24% of people are not at all confident about their retirement plans (Writer’s note: hi) , that 37% are somewhat confident and that 18% are very confident (Source: Employee Benefit Research Institute’s Annual Retirement Confidence Survey) about their retirement plans? What does this tell us?
It means that not only are you not alone in being worried about your retirement plan, but that there are a large number of Americans who are somewhat comfortable or better. It’s likely that the Americans who are now somewhat comfortable also shared had anxieties about their future and took steps to make it better. Nothing makes them different than you and I. Except more money. But we’ll get there. With these 3 simple steps, you can begin to put yourself on the same level as the group of Americans that are confident about their retirement plans. Want to know these three simple steps? Read on!