Writing Your Retirement Paycheck Workshop set for August 21 and 28

Carol Ehlers, HSEO Family Finance Specialist, 712-732-5056 xehlers@iastate.edu
Writing Your Retirement Paycheck- Ida Grove
How can I be sure my retirement funds will last my lifetime?  This important question will be addressed in an Iowa State University Extension and Outreach workshop August 21 and 28, 2019 from 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm  at Ida County Extension Office,  209 Moorehead Ave, Ida Grove, IA 51445.
Writing Your Retirement Paycheck is designed to provide information needed by those approaching retirement within the next ten years. The workshop outlines key factors to consider prior to retirement and describes two strategies for structuring your retirement income. “For most of us,” says Carol Ehlers, Human Sciences Specialist in family finance, “our paychecks have been determined by someone else all our lives. But in retirement, many of us are responsible to write our own paychecks. How will we know how big it should be?”
According to Ehlers, who will lead the workshop, topics include: inflation, health costs, Social Security, required minimum distributions, annuities, and more. “Individuals need to make their own decisions about retirement,” says Ehlers “but clear and non-commercial information is a necessary ingredient for decision-making.”
Ehlers points out that even those who work with a trusted financial professional must ultimately make the decisions themselves. A financial professional can suggest or recommend products and strategies, but it is the consumer who decides and then lives with the results of the decisions.
A fee of $35 for the Writing Your Retirement Paycheck workshop will help to off-set direct expenses and to support the Human Sciences County Extension Program. Register online: http://bit.ly/wyrp13859 by Monday, August 19, 2019. For questions contact Krista Lukins at (712) 364-3003 phone or klukins@iastate.edu.

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