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Enjoy these brief videos outlining important strategies and considerations as you move closer to retirement. These concepts will help you take the needed actions to prepare successfully for your retirement.

  • Emotions of Retiring

    Pete the Planner discusses how retirement can be part of the flow of life and not an abrupt pivot.

  • Decumulation

    Pete the Planner provides a decumulation strategy that may benefit you by setting expectations each month.

  • Pre-retirement loans

    Pete the Planner answers Anna's question on if she should take a pre-retirement loan to purchase a car.

  • Risk and nearing retirement

    Pete the Planner discusses things to take into account from a risk standpoint when nearing retirement.

  • Things to do when nearing retirement

    Pete highlights some adjustments you can make to reduce your dependency on your income prior to retiring.

  • It's never too late to start

    Pete demonstrates how to start preparing for retirement, regardless of the amount.

  • Retirement plan withdraw options

    Pete walks you through possible strategies and considerations for taking distributions from your retirement account.



These interactive calculators will help you take an active role in your learning and will assist you in developing a proactive plan to achieve your goals.

  • Asset Allocation Calculator

    Your risk tolerance affects how you allocate your retirement assets.

  • Retirement Income

    This calculator can be used regularly to confirm that your retirement strategy is aligned with your retirement goals.

  • 403(b) 15-Year Catch-up Calculator

    Learn about additional opportunities to save for retirement.



All the guides and articles here are jam-packed with ideas on how to address concerns you may have today and how to take the positive steps to improve your retirement for tomorrow. Take the time to read these short topical articles, and then take the next steps to achieve your goals!

  • Five Options for Your Account When You Retire

    Many distribution options are available at retirement: rollovers, asset transfer and selecting income streams.

  • Five Things to Do When You Are Getting Close to Retirement

    You’ve prepared throughout the years. Here are five actions you should take as your retirement gets nearer.

  • Estate Planning Basics

    Help your loved ones now by squaring away your final wishes for the future and having those important conversations on how you want your estate settled.

  • Exploring Catch-Up Contributions

    Catch-up contributions provide a great opportunity to maximize your retirement preparation. Learn more about the different types.

  • Transitioning From Saving To Spending

    Here are a few considerations to help you transition from a savings to spending mindset.

  • Understanding Social Security

    Social Security could be a beneficial retirement income source for you. Learn more about how this program works.

  • Understanding Required Minimum Distributions (RMDs)

    Learn more about RMDs and how they may affect your retirement plans

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