October: National Pension Security Month
Will you have enough money in retirement? It may take more than Social Security and your Wisconsin Retirement System annuity to cover 70% to 90% of your annual pre-retirement income, which is recommended by financial advisers.
October is National Retirement Security Month. There’s no better time to start taking steps to ensure your retirement is secure!
Get your questions answered during the many webinars offered this month by the Department of Employee Trust Funds and its partners Wisconsin Strong, Summit Credit Union and Empower Retirement, the administrator of the Wisconsin Deferred Compensation Program.
Prepare for retirement
Find out how to maximize the benefits of the Wisconsin Retirement System during your working years and into retirement. Topics include: your WRS account balances; growing your account through investment income; when you can retire; the possibilities of receiving your retirement pension; retirement health and life insurance; return to work rules; and much more
Register for the session:
October 11 at 6.30 p.m.
October 28 at 6.30 p.m.
Basics of retirement
Learn how to build a retirement roadmap, review the factors that influence when you should retire and how long your retirement could last. You’ll also learn about tax-efficient savings vehicles like IRAs and 401 (k) s.
Register for the session:
October 27 at 8:30 a.m.
October 27 at 5:30 p.m.
Learn the importance of staying the course and overcoming market volatility. The key is to invest consistently for your long term goals and not to panic. This webinar is designed for WDC and non-WDC attendees.
Dates of sessions: October 6, 13, 19
WDC Enrollment: Your Road to Retirement
How much do you think you will need for your retirement and where will the money come from? Find out how Wisconsin’s Deferred Compensation Program can help you save and invest for a secure retirement. This webinar is designed for non-WDC participants.
Dates of sessions: October 5, 6, 7, 8, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 18, 19, 20, 21
WDC webinars for participants
If you are participating in the Wisconsin Deferred Compensation Program, take advantage of the following webinars:
The WDC has added financial planning to the services offered to participants! Learn more about this benefit, the process, and everything a financial plan would include.
Dates of sessions: October 5, 12, 14, 19, 21
Retirement Planning – An Action Plan
What sources of income will you have in retirement and how can you maximize them now, before you stop working? This webinar provides a general overview of what to include in your plan, including budget considerations, catch-up considerations, and how to contribute more through rollovers in your existing WDC account.
Dates of sessions: October 7, 8, 11, 12, 13, 14, 18, 19, 21, 22
What is capital preservation? Is it better to invest in stocks or bonds? How do you manage your risk when investing? Get practical information that will help you pursue your investment goals.
Dates of sessions: October 5, 13, 22
Benefits of budgeting
Having a budget can help ensure that the money you spend doesn’t exceed the money you earn. Discover tools that could help you maximize your financial value.
Dates of sessions: October 6, 12, 20
Women and investment
This webinar covers the unique mindset and factors that affect a woman’s journey to retirement. Learn how to create a savings and investment plan to achieve your goals.
Dates of sessions: October 8, 11, 21
The Wisconsin Strong: Your Financial Security ™ program, offered by the Department of Employee Trust Funds, is designed to enable Wisconsin Retirement System members to maximize their WRS benefits, save for the future, and achieve financial well-being at any age. You can find free education, resources and tools on financial wellness at etf.wi.gov/wi-strong. To be continued on # WIStrongSecurity.