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Retirement planning is the process of developing your retirement investing and savings goals and programs for a future retirement. Plus, it will help you create income and make your assets last throughout your retirement years. Sources of retirement income can include:

 

  • Military retired pay
  • Thrift Savings Plan (TSP)
  • State and federal government pensions
  • Social Security
  • Private sector pension plans
  • IRAs (individual retirement accounts)
  • Annuities
  • 401(k), 403(b) and 457(k) plans (private sector retirement plans, similar to the TSP)
  • Brokerage accounts
  • Personal savings
  • Rental properties
  • Accumulated home equity

Even if you plan to make the military a career, don't assume that you military retired pay and Social Security will be enough to meet your needs. Too many people wait until their mid-to-late 40s to start seriously planning their retirement. This is a big mistake. Saving $250 a month at age 25 will yield approximately $872,000 at age 65 with an 8 percent return. Waiting until age 45 to start saving yields only $147,000 at age 65 - a $725,000 difference!

 

Below you'll find articles, publications, links and more as you begin your planning. Some of the resources are available only to MOAA Premium and Life members; click to join or to upgrade.

 

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