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Articles to Help With Your Retirement Planning

Articles to help with your retirement planning from State Farm®.
Questions About Social Security Survivor Benefits

Questions About Social Security Survivor Benefits

Who is eligible for Social Security survivor benefits? We break down what survivor benefits are, explain how to claim survivor benefits and identify who qualifies.

The 3 Main Barriers Preventing Women from Preparing for Retirement

The 3 Main Barriers Preventing Women from Preparing for Retirement

Retirement for women comes with a unique set of challenges. We describe the barriers and how to overcome them.

Annual Financial and Investment Goal Setting for a New Year

Annual Financial and Investment Goal Setting for a New Year

Whether you’re new to investing or closer to retirement, starting the year off right means including financial goal planning with the rest of your resolutions.

Important Understandings for Retirement Savings

Important Understandings for Retirement Savings

From eliminating debt to boosting income, here are the most important things to understand about retirement savings to set you on the right path.

Retirement Income Plan

Retirement Income Plan

Creating a retirement plan that works requires a balance of budgeting and savvy retirement income strategies. We review the options.

If You Have to Retire Earlier Than Planned

If You Have to Retire Earlier Than Planned

Economic pressures or family needs may have you forced into early retirement. We review several ways to deal with this unexpected change.

Changing Jobs and Moving Your 401k

Changing Jobs and Moving Your 401k

If you've invested in your employer's 401k retirement plan, here are 4 things you can do when changing jobs to keep your retirement planning on track.

Healthcare Costs in Retirement

Healthcare Costs in Retirement

The average medical expenses in retirement are often greater than many people realize, but planning can help mitigate the unexpected.

Facts You Need to Know About Women and Retirement

Facts You Need to Know About Women and Retirement

Women tend to earn less than men but typically live longer, leading to a gap in retirement savings. Learn how women can narrow the retirement savings gap.

Rollover Your 401k to a Traditional IRA

Rollover Your 401k to a Traditional IRA

With qualified retirement plans like 401ks, you can take your retirement savings with you when you leave your job. Here are the options for you & your money.

Retirement Accounts: Overview and Compare

Retirement Accounts: Overview and Compare

Robust retirement plans with a variety of investments can help you reach your retirement savings goals. Find out which options are right for you.

Consulting a Professional for Retirement Savings

Consulting a Professional for Retirement Savings

Check out these important traits to seek out in a financial professional who are also known as financial advisors.

Millennials & Gen X Retirement Planning

Millennials & Gen X Retirement Planning

You don’t have to save like your parents. If you’re decades away from post-work years, new approaches can help you gain sought-after financial security.

Rollover Your 401k to a Traditional IRA

Rollover Your 401k to a Traditional IRA

With qualified retirement plans like 401ks, you can take your retirement savings with you when you leave your job. Here are the options for you & your money.

Cashing Out Your 401k

Cashing Out Your 401k

Considering a pre-retirement 401k withdrawal? Read this first to help decide.

Ready To Retire? Questions To Ask

Ready To Retire? Questions To Ask

As you near retirement, it's important to review your plan and make sure you're financially prepared.

How To Invest After Retirement

How To Invest After Retirement

Investing after retirement starts with being knowledgeable about approaches and will help you set and meet your goals.

Retirement or College: How to Save for Both

Retirement or College: How to Save for Both

It doesn’t have to be an either-or, but there are important considerations to review.

Will You Have Enough Saved by Retirement Age?

Will You Have Enough Saved by Retirement Age?

You know you need to save, but how much? Estimate your future retirement income.