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Will you be ready to retire?

When you first started working, retirement may have seemed way off in the distance. But sooner than you anticipate, it will be right ahead of you. Long before you reach that finish line, you need to ensure you are doing everything you can to help reach your retirement savings goal. Here’s what you can do to help prepare for the retirement you want.

  • Boost your balance
  • Adjust your holdings
  • Decide on distributions

See this month’s issue of Let’s Talk Money, these tips may give you a better retirement outlook.

• Yours, Mine and Ours

You’ve had your first dance, cut the cake and enjoyed your honeymoon. Now it’s time to get down to the reality of married life. Often, that means figuring out how to deal with your new financial situation. You don’t want different money management styles to cause stress in your marriage. Here are some ways to address the money issues you might have.

• Check it Over

Automatic bill payment is a convenient way to pay your bills. However, it isn’t something you should just “set and forget.” Here are some tips to help keep the payment process – and your finances – on track.

• Rainy Day Rescue

Stuff happens. The roof leaks, the car needs a new transmission, you have a medical emergency. How do you handle an unexpected, large expense? If you don’t have the money, you might charge the amount to a high interest rate credit card. A better alternative would be to use your emergency fund to cover the cost. Don’t have one yet? Here’s how to build your fund.

• Q&A Let’s Talk Retirement
All this and more in this issue of Let’s Talk Money…

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