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How do I start planning for my future?

Many people don't know where to begin when it comes to finances. That's why getting information is so important. One of the best ways to do this is to attend a workshop. Our specially trained financial professionals are here to educate and help you achieve your goals. Whether you are just starting or have been investing for many years but need to make changes, there is always more to learn.

 


How much should I be saving for retirement?

There's no dollar amount that's appropriate for everyone. But there is a common rule of thumb for a savings; which is to generally save 15% of your gross salary, ideally beginning in your 20s and 30s. It's important to save this amount consistently.


How can I figure out how much money I will need in retirement?

It's hard to figure out how much you will need, especially if your retirement is years or decades away.

But it may be helpful to compare your savings to benchmarks. A good rule of thumb suggests you aim to save:

1 x income by age 30

2 x income by age 35

3 x income by age 40

6 x income by age 50

8 x income by age 60

10 x income by age 67

For example, if you're 30 years old now and earning $55,000, your retirement accounts should have a total of $55,000 or more.

Fidelity Investments, 2021


How can I be sure that the investment selections in my 401(k) are right for me?

We understand that the investment explanations can be confusing, so you may want to speak to a financial professional who can help you review your investment choices and allocate your funds accordingly.


Does the free personal consultation that can be requested help individuals learn about topics like saving for college, or is it just about retirement planning?

The consultation is your chance to get your financial wellness questions answered - not - just those about retirement. It will also give you the opportunity to discuss your goals and develop a plan of action.


What if I already have a financial professional?

A second opinion may identify and even help fix problems with your current strategy. It can also provide an outside perspective to verify you are doing everything just right.


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What should I expect from the workshop?

Financial education! The workshop will provide you with revelant and practical information and the opportunity to have your questions answered by a specially-trained financial professional*.


How do I join a virtual workshop?

Information will be provided to you in your reminder emails. If you haven't gotten an email, please check your spam. If you need additional help, please contact retirewise_support@metllife.com.


Do I need to prepare for the workshop?

You don't need to bring a thing. Just come ready to learn and ask questions.


What happens if I miss a workshop – can I still attend the other sessions?

Absolutely! We understand "life gets in the way", and that's why each session, while building on one another, also has clearly defined topics. But, to get the most out of our programs, we encourage you to attend every session.


I am on the workshop waitlist. If a spot opens up, how will I be notified?

You'll receive an email confirming that there is space available for you.


I can't attend any of the workshops, how do I find out about future workshops?

Your company may schedule additional workshops in the future. To find out about upcoming workshops, be on the lookout for information from your HR department. You can also still sign up to meet with a financial professional* at your convenience.