More than Half of All Americans Have No Idea How Theyll Reach Their Retirement Goals, What You Should Be Doing Before Tax Day To Get on Track
According to recent data, more than half of all Americans have no idea how they will reach their retirement goals. And many are worried about what saving now will do to their pocketbooks and their quality of life. The fact is there are things we can do now, before tax season is over, to help us save for retirement.
Retirement is not a new concept, but the way we save for it is evolvingagain. As pensions become a thing of the past, social security is threatened with cuts, and our personal savings threatened by volatility in the stock market, those of us who are working hard to have enough to survive, and thrive, in retirement are looking for guidance.
A report based on a study by the Boston Consulting Group, consumers want help and they want specific tools to assist them in preparing for the future. Lynne Ford, CEO of ING Individual Retirement, a retirement planning expert, will be available to talk about:
What we can do right now, before tax season is over to increase our retirement savings
How to avoid outliving your retirement account
What to do with retirement accounts left over from past jobs
The best ways to access resources, information, and guidance online
Finding a financial expert you can trust
About the talent: Lynne Ford serves as CEO of ING Individual Retirement, the companys U.S. individual retirement business that offers guidance and retail retirement investment and income solutions to pre-retirees, retirees and individuals rolling over retirement plan assets. Ford, who joined ING in 2010, was previously executive vice president and of the Retail Retirement Group at Wells Fargo. She spent a majority of her career at Wachovia, which merged with Wells Fargo in 2008, serving in a number of executive capacities within its investment and distribution organizations.