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Around 82% of Americans said their finances were affected by the pandemic and the fallout according to a recent Fidelity survey.
If you’re planning on retiring in a few years, that can be a really scary thing.
I want to share a resource that can help you get back on track with your retirement plan!
The 5 Years Before You Retire: Retirement Planning When You Need It the Most
How comfortable do you feel about your retirement?
You’re not alone if you’re worried about it. According to that Fidelity study mentioned earlier, 36% of Americans are more concerned now than at the start of the pandemic on their ability to maintain a nest egg in retirement.
The good news for most of us is that there is time to get back on track.
Today’s bonus episode is focused on helping you reset things and worry less about retirement.
Thrilled to have Emily Guy Birken on. She is a former educator, lifelong money nerd, and a Plutus Award-winning freelance writer who specializes in the scientific research behind irrational money behaviors.
She’s also the author of several wonderful books including End Financial Stress Now and The Five Years Before You Retire, which has been updated and released today.
I got an advanced copy and really enjoyed it. I actually ordered a copy for my mom.
Emily covers everything you need to do in the next five years to maximize your current savings and create a realistic plan for your future.
During our chat, we get into:
- The two biggest mistakes people make when it comes to retirement planning
- How to assess where you are with your finances now
- Understanding social security
Hope you enjoy!
Resources to Get Back on Track with Your Retirement
Here are some fantastic resources to set things up and help you plan for your retirement together.
- Best Budget and Money Apps: Personal Capital, Tiller, Mint
- Free 401(k) Analysis: blooom
- Jumpstart Your Marriage and Your Money
- The Five Years Before You Retire
- Retirement Planning for Real Life
- Rock Retirement
- Setting Up Your Retirement with the Right Tools
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