The Home Stretch: What Does My Retirement Look Like?

Congratulations! You're almost there or maybe you've already made it to retirement. If you're entering the home stretch, it is important to visualize what you've saved for most in your life: your retirement years. Increasingly, reaching age 65 does not mean slowing down. Instead, it may mean transitioning to an encore career, or simply a next phase of life to pursue a passion.

With the kids' college education and other major expenses behind you, this could be the time when you can save the most. But what will your retirement look like? With the amazing story of longevity – and millions more people living well into their 80s, 90s or longer, the challenge is achieving the retirement you want – however you define it.

Define Your Retirement

With the BlackRock Define Your Retirement™ tool you can do just that – visualize what your actual retirement might look like:

  • How will I spend my time in retirement?
  • Where will I live in retirement?
  • At what age do I want to retire?
  • What will be my basic retirement needs and sources of income?
  • What risks could get in the way of reaching my retirement goals?

Take Action!

After you visualize your retirement, a Personal Summary Profile maps out your objectives, concerns and topics for review with your financial professional. The answers you reach will help you build a personalized retirement plan to support the lifestyle you want.

A good plan first will identify what is most important – and achievable – for you. It then will help you focus on the strategies for saving and investing that can help support the retirement you define. With a retirement that could cover a 25-year period, or longer, living well in longevity is about building a smart, dynamic, diverse and global portfolio with the help of your financial professional.

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