National Guard Family Program
Soldier with child riding piggyback Introduction to Personal Finance
An Overview for State Family Program Directors, Wing Family Program Coordinators, and Families.
 

Introduction

Evaluating Your Situation

Budgeting & Debt Management

Goals & Plans

Insurance & Disability Planning

Investment Planning

Education Planning

Retirement Planning

Estate Planning

 

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RETIREMENT PLANNING

 

7.

Introduction

 

7.1

Requiremets for a Reserve Retirement

7.2

Retirement Income and Planning

7.3

Thrift Savings Plan (TSP)

7.4

401(k) and 403(b) Plans

7.5

Traditional IRAs

7.6

Roth IRAs

7.7

Annuities

7.8

Self-employed Plans

7.9

Learning Check

 

7. Retirement Planning - Introduction

Are you old enough to remember the good old days when a worker stayed with one employer and retired with a "nice pension" plus Social Security?

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Those days seem to be gone, maybe for good.

Today, you need to take charge and plan for your own retirement security. Relying on Social Security for the bulk of your retirement income is an iffy proposition at best.

Also, many companies today don't have traditional pension plans.

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