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On the Road to Retirement

People don’t plan to fail; they just fail to plan. On the road to retirement, that saying is particularly true. That’s because some pretty significant events will happen throughout your lifetime, and many of them will tempt you to put your retirement savings on hold. But stalling your retirement savings can keep you from ever arriving at your retirement destination.

Grow Your Retirement YOUR Way

It’s up to you to make your plans for retirement a reality. Our “Grow Your Retirement” overview gives you tips on what you can do to stay on course based on your age.

Of course, how much you’ll actually need depends on what you want to do in retirement. Some common goals are:

  • Traveling
  • Helping your children and grandchildren
  • Buying a summer home
  • Cruising on your boat
  • Indulging in your lifelong passion

What are your goals? Take some time to seriously think about your future retirement. After you’ve determined how you want to spend your retirement years, do you know how to ensure you’ll have the financial means to do it? If not, now is the time to do something about it.

Even if retirement is years away, the decisions you make today could significantly affect your future lifestyle. Enough errors in judgment could put your financial security during retirement at risk. That’s why planning your retirement now is so essential, and it’s not as hard as you think, especially if you let a professional help.

The economy and your financial future

Planning for retirement is challenging for most of us, but it's especially so during these tough economic times. Here are a few articles you might find helpful:

Count on COUNTRY

A COUNTRY Financial representative can give you guidance that will save you time and ensure that you’ve covered all of the significant issues that need to be addressed. Whether you’re an individual looking for a way to reach your retirement goals or an employer wanting to help employees reach financial security, COUNTRY® Financial can help. Find a COUNTRY Financial representative near you to get the guidance you need

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