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Retirement Planning Resources

This information is intended to provide general guidance, not specific legal or financial advice.  Individual circumstances may differ and should be taken into consideration before acting. 

How Much Money Will I Need for Retirement

AARP Money – Learn about the basics of money management as well as investing, scams and fraud and taxes. aarp.org/money
AARP Retirement Calculator – Answer a few questions to get help with determining the amount of money you’ll need to retire when – and how – you want.  aarp.org/retirementcalculator
AARP Social Security Resource Center – Find the answers to your Social Security questions such as when to claim, how to maximize your retirement benefits and more.  aarp.org/socialsecurity 
My Social Security – With a free and secure My Social Security Account, you can review your earnings history, check current or future benefits, and access many other Social Security services.  ssa.gov/myaccount

Strategies to Bridge the Gap

AARP Home Budget Calculator – By entering your income and monthly expenditures, you can see how much you have left to save and where your money is being spent. aarp.org/homebudgetcalculator
AARP Money Map – On aarp.org/moneymap,  get your finances back on track with an action plan.
AARP Work and Jobs – Get resources, information and tools for work from home jobs and tips for a successful job search.  aarp.org/work
AARP Interview an Advisorwww.aarp.org/InterviewAn Advisor can help consumers and investors feel more confident and informed that they are choosing a financial professional that is best for them. 
Ace Your Retirement - On AceYourRetirement.org from AARP and the Ad Council, you can chat with Avo, your friendly digital retirement coach, and walk away with an action plan to boost your retirement savings.

Protecting Your Nest Egg

AARP Fraud Watch Network – Get notified about the latest scams in your area and receive tips on how to protect yourself and your family with the AARP Fraud Watch Network: aarp.org/fraudwatchnetwork or the AARP Fraud Watch Helpline at 1-877-908-3360.
Then sign up for “Watchdog Alerts” with AARP, which will notify you of the latest scams and fraud tactics:  cp.email.aarp.org/fraudwatchsignup

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