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Helpful Resources for Financial Education

Helpful Resources for Financial Education

Last week’s post covered the deficiency in Americans’ financial education. Much of it is due to gaps in financial education. Ultimately, a lack of financial awareness leads to a shortfall in financial well-being.

For National Financial Literacy Month, SafeMoney.com has partnered together with nationwide financial literacy organization Society for Financial Awareness (SOFA). Over the course of April, we’ll be publishing helpful articles with comprehensive, actionable information to help you make retirement decisions with confidence. SOFA is also providing informative, public workshops on pressing financial topics. Through this partnership, we’re working toward alleviating financial illiteracy in the United States, one community at a time.

To help alleviate this problem, here are some comprehensive resources for increasing your knowledge. Use these resources carefully, and integrate them into your plan for retirement. They will help with securing your future and clarifying the present.

Financial Literacy Resources

Social Security

Social Security benefits are a primary income source for many retirees and workers approaching retirement. It pays off to know the basics of Social Security and how this applies to you – for example, knowing the best time for you to file for benefits. Some helpful resources include:

• Basic Principles Behind When to File for Social Security Benefits
• A Prime Overview from the Social Security Administration
Helpful Information on Social Security from the National Academy for Social Insurance
Kiplinger Calculator for Social Security Benefits and More

Retirement Planning Basics

The first step toward creating a retirement plan is projecting future costs. It’s important to know what sort of expenses you’ll have in retirement. Here are some resources which will be helpful:

• Our Retirement Planning Basics
Information on Different Types of Retirement Accounts
Comprehensive Information on Required Minimum Distributions
Retirement Planning Overview from Investopedia

SafeMoney.com Solutions

There are many financial products on the market. If you need help breaking through the smoke-screen of financial solutions with guaranteed income benefits, these resources can help. Here are some helpful articles and content on financial products offering guaranteed, lifelong income in retirement:

Resource Covering What Safe Money Is
Information Regarding Products Offering Guaranteed Lifetime Income
The Basics of Annuities and Different Annuity Types
Basic Principles of Life Insurance
Life Insurance Quotes
Different Types of LIfe Insurance
 How Much Life Insurance Do You Really Need?

Calculators for Retirement Planning, Insurance, Savings, Investments, and More

Any financial plan is incomplete without concrete numbers. Use these calculators to come up with customized statistics for your household – and to come up with financial objectives and goals for retirement.

Comprehensive Financial Calculators

Need More Information?

These are just a few resources covering critical parts of personal finance. When you're ready for personal guidance with your retirement future, SafeMoney.com can help you.

Use our Find a Licensed Advisor section to connect directly with an independent financial professional, and to request a personal strategy session to discuss your needs and goals. And should you have any questions or concerns, call 877.476.9723.

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