You Can’t Afford to “Wing It” When It Comes to Retirement!

March 20, 2017 | posted in: Blog, Employee Education | by
Having a written plan makes it more likely you will stick to your plan.

You’ve heard this before: Failing to plan is planning to fail. This couldn’t be more true than when it comes to retirement. According to a recent survey conducted by the Transamerica Center for Retirement Studies (TCRS), more than one-third (37 percent) of workers don’t have any strategy for their retirement. These people are truly winging it…leaving their futures to chance.

The study also found that almost half (47 percent) of all workers have a strategy, but it’s not written down. Such a plan is better than nothing, but most likely it’ll be incomplete.

Fewer than one in five workers (16 percent) have a written plan, which is ideal. Research in behavioral economics shows that having a written strategy increases a person’s commitment to carrying out the plan.

So what should go into a successful retirement strategy? Read more, and check out additional links, from MoneyWatch’s Steve Vernon.