My Retirement Checkup
Have You Performed a Retirement Checkup?
A retirement checkup can help you to know whether or not the savings accounts that you have been putting money into and the investments that you have made in stocks, mutual funds and money market accounts really is helping you to save for your retirement. By performing a retirement checkup on a fairly regular basis, and by keeping track in a document or folder called "My Retirement Checkup," you can be sure that you are always on top of your financial information.
A retirement checkup is not something that needs to be hard to do. You do not need to go out and find a professional who offers to perform a retirement checkup for you, nor do you need to scour the internet or grill your friends for information about performing a retirement checkup. All that you need to do is to make sure that you have access the right tools and advice to give your retirement savings and investment strategy a clean bill of health.
One such tool that can help you to give your savings and investments a retirement checkup is the free retirement calculator that you can download from the bottom of this page. With it you will be able to perform a number of tests - all based on simple information that you enter about your savings and investments - to see how well your retirement is coming along.
For example, with the free retirement calculator, you will be able to take a closer look at your savings. A retirement checkup on your savings accounts will let you look at the amount that you have in the account, the amount that you are regularly contributing to the account as well as the interest rate associated with the account to see how quickly your savings will accrue. More importantly, you will also be able to look at the value of that amount after inflation rates have been accounted for.
Similarly, you will be able to perform a retirement checkup on your investments. Look at the information that you have for stocks, mutual funds and investment accounts and see how well they have performed. Look too at information about projections for how those investments will perform in the future. Then take a look at some of your other options to see whether or not they would be more effective for helping you to reach your retirement goals.
Once you have had a chance to perform a retirement checkup of your own, you will be able to take advantage of a free follow up call from a financial advisor in your area who will receive your contact information when you download the calculator. Together, you will be able to address your questions and concerns, and develop a strategy that will put your retirement savings and investments on the path to great health.
Understanding your retirement savings and investments is essential. When there are tools that are readily available and you are able to take advantage of them, why not take that step? Why not go ahead and click to download the free retirement calculator? You'll be glad that you did.