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Retirement Planning & Security

It's important to plan for retirement so that you can enjoy financial security later in life without the risk of outliving your assets.

Bar graph depicting a dramatic increase of the number of people age 65+ from 3.1 million in 1900 to 98.2 million in 2060.

Retirement Planning

Top 10 Ways to Prepare for Retirement
Too few Americans calculate how much they need to save for retirement. Start planning now with these helpful tips.

Types of Retirement Plans
Read about different retirement plans, benefits, and savings.

Social Security Administration
Social Security helps provide workers with a secure retirement.

Prepare for Your Financial Needs
Learn about different Social Security programs that can help you build a secure retirement.

Employer Retirement Plans

Understanding Your Retirement Plan Fees
Consider the different factors contributing to your 401K plan in order to make sound investment decisions.

Maximize Your Retirement Savings
Tips on using fee and investment information from your retirement plan.

Federal Employee Retirement Calculators
Tools to help federal employees design retirement plans.

Railroad Retirement Board
Learn about the benefit programs for railroad workers and their families.

FAQs About Cash Balance Pension Plans
Find answers to how cash balance plans work and how they differ from traditional pension plans.

How To File a Claim for Your Benefits
Learn how the law protects beneficiaries, and the steps to proceed with filing your benefits claim.

Small Business Pension Plan Options
If you are a small business owner, be informed with these simple retirement plan options.

Is My Pension Insured?
The PBGC allows individuals to search for a pension to determine if it is insured. Search by plan names here.

Investing

Individual Retirement Arrangements (IRAs)
Learn about saving for retirement using Traditional and Roth IRAs.

Investing Wisely for Seniors
Whether you are nearing or already enjoying retirement, stay on top of your finances with these investment recommendations.

Fraud Prevention
Find resources to protect yourself from fraud.

Retirement Savings, myRA
To help promote retirement savings the U.S. Department of the Treasury introduced myRA, a retirement savings account for people looking for a simple, safe, and affordable way to save for their retirement. myRA offers a favorable choice for those who want to save for retirement.

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Content last reviewed on November 24, 2015