Writing Your Retirement Paycheck

If you are age 20, you may be thinking down the road 50 years and your main goal is to begin saving and investing for your future. If you are within five years or less of retirement, you have many decisions to consider. Whether you are early in your career, mid-career, or getting close to retirement, Iowa State University Extension and Outreach has developed materials to help you make your own informed decisions.

Retirement: Secure Your Future resources are designed to help people make decisions as they head towards retirement. Resources are available in the form of workshops, a publication series, and mini-module recordings.


Writingnear retirement Your Retirement Paycheck

Take steps now to make your resources last a lifetime:

  • Consider when to claim Social Security
  • Plan for retirement withdrawals
  • Find out how to protect against inflation

Upcoming Events

Tuesdays, October 15 and 22, 2019  |  6:30-8:30 pm
Webster County Extension, 217 South 25th St., Fort Dodge
Call 515-576-2119 with questions
Registration Fee: $25/person or couple
Register online

Contact the Family Finance Specialist in your area for additional workshop information.

Publication Series

16 publications designed to provide adults of all ages an opportunity to begin thinking about their future. The series offers information for consideration from basic financial planning, to making retirement plans early and dealing with possible legal issues one could face in later life.

Retirement: Secure Your Future handouts


Short recordings giving Iowans the option to listen to retirement advice when it works for them.

Begin by Planning Today


Begin by Planning Today
Retirement: Picture Your Future


Picture Your Future
Retirement: Planning for Expenses


Planning for Retirement Expenses
Retirement: Build a Bridge to Your Future


Build a Bridge to Your Future
Social Security: Understand Your Options Social Security: Understand Your Options





Social Security: ROTH vs Traditional Accounts Roth vs Traditional Accounts

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