Your retirement future is happening now

Posted 21-Oct-2013

Play The Game of Retirement during NS4RW

National Save for Retirement Week, Oct. 20-26, is the perfect time to consider whether you will have enough set aside when you retire to live comfortably. If you haven’t started, begin now. If you are contributing, see how well you are doing toward meeting your goals.

We’re highlighting the importance of saving for retirement throughout your career. Check out the NS4RW webpage to learn what you need to know about retirement at each stage of your career by playing a new interactive game that changes each day. Ensure a better future for yourself by learning what to pay attention to during every stage of your career up to and beyond retirement.

There’s more to retiring than waiting until you’re old enough
Your defined benefit or defined contribution program will provide a foundation, and you may be eligible for Social Security. But you will need your own additional savings to supplement these plans. Your 457 Deferred Compensation Program (DCP) is the best place to build those savings. And it’s best to start right away. Waiting until you’re old enough to retire means you’ll miss out on many opportunities to reach your goals.

The stages of saving for retirement last throughout your career
Play The Game of Retirement every day this week and be a savvy saver at every stage of your career! The nine stages are:

  • Stage 1: You’re Hired!
  • Stage 2: The First 90 Days
  • Stage 3: You’re Vested!
  • Stage 4: You Change Jobs!
  • Stage 5: Life Happens!
  • Stage 6: Legislation Happens!
  • Stage 7: Nearing Retirement!
  • Stage 8: Almost There!
  • Stage 9: Retiring!

It’s important to take advantage of the opportunity to learn as much as you can throughout the week. Because when you think about it, your retirement future is happening now.