Congratulations! All of your planning, saving, living, investing-to create your own Retirement Clarity has been directed to this phase of your life. You’re here.
When it comes to how we define an “ideal” retirement, everyone is different. The key here is the empowerment-you have the control to make the choices that fulfill your plans, dreams, and life in retirement.
Do you draw from your Retirement Account? Social Security-when should you apply (and how do you apply)? Should you delay your Social Security benefits?
Are you looking to get out of New York for the winter months? Is a part-time career something you are considering?
There’s so much to consider-and that alone is one of the truly rewarding parts of arriving in this LifePhase. We are ready to help you in anyway we can!
Introduction to the AmeriCU Retirement Plan
This document provides you with an important checklist of issues to consider, as well as planning ideas designed specifically for this phase of your life.
Just Joining AmeriCU? This is a summary of your new Retirement Plan with a detailed description of how the plan works for you, a list of resource, and your responsibility to your retirement & legacy.
Existing Employee? This is a summary of your new Retirement Plan with a detailed description of how the plan works for you, a list of resource, and your responsibility to your retirement & legacy.
This document highlights the most common mistakes people make when saving for retirement. This will educate you on investment behaviors your advisor will help you avoid, allowing you to prosper.
This document will breakdown all of the angles of finding your Retirement Clarity Number. It will define risk, show you how much money must grow over 30 years just to keep pace with inflation, & much more.
This document will discuss how Volatility & Risk are similar—and of how, for the long-term investor, they may differ in very important ways. This difference cannot be addressed in a “risk profile” questionnaire-and you need to fully understand the difference between risk and volatility as a part of making long-term investment decisions by consulting this document and your Retirement Clarity Advisor.
This document will help you see past the media’s hysteria inducement and show you the facts about bear markets; including charts, diagrams, and thorough descriptions and explanations of why they are necessary and are not to be feared by an accumulator. It will also address the great myth of market timing . . . Hint: you cannot!
This document provides more information about participant loans, their requirements, advantages and drawbacks. Always consult with your advisor about a plan loan.
The Fund Facts document contains information about all of the non-cash investment options in the plan.
Achieving Retirement Clarity
This document outlines the 6 steps we will take together to develop your plan that will achieve Retirement Clarity.
A list of 8 questions you should read and address annually and what to expect from your Retirement Advisor.
This is an interactive budget sheet that will help you visualize your financial situation, this should be used in conjunction with a retirement review with your advisor.
This document provides information about your investments after retirement and their importance to your growing cost retirement.
Your Retirement Paycheck is a checklist that will help you and your advisor establish your retirement budget and overall strategy.
This link directs you to Alerus Retirement Solutions (formerly Retirement Alliance) where you can login and view your retirement account.
This link directs you to the U.S. Social Security Administrations Benefits Estimator webpage, where you are able to get an approximate estimate of your future benefits.
This link directs you to the U.S. Social Security Administration’s online retirement application that you can complete in as little as 15 minutes.