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DirectNEWS is a quarterly publication designed especially for retirement plan participants. The newsletters contain articles on various retirement and investment topics to help educate and assist participants in managing their retirement accounts.
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DirectNEWS - Winter 2021

Don't Have a Mid-Career Saving Crisis
Life can get in the way of saving enough for retirement, especially when you are busy with your job, family, and the other things that are important to you right now.

Dueling Goals

If one of your financial goals is to help your children pay their college costs, it's likely that those expenses will occur before you retire. You may even consider waiting to save more for retirement until after your kids' college tuition is paid...

No Time to Lose
You may reach your mid-career years and realize that life has gotten in the way and you don't have as much saved for retirement as you'd like. Don't panic. You still could have several years left to accumulate money in your plan account...

Put Your Plan to Work
It's easy to save more for your future. Once you decide to increase your contribution amount, that money will be automatically deducted from your paycheck each pay period and put into your plan account where you won't be tempted to spend it on anything else...

Frequently Asked Retirement Income Questions

When should I begin thinking about tapping my retirement assets & how should I go about doing so?
The answer to this question depends on when you expect to retire. Assuming you expect to retire between the ages of 62 and 67, you may want to begin the planning process in your mid-to-late 50s...

How much annual income am I likely to need?
Financial professionals typically suggest that many people are likely to need between 60% and 80% of their final working year's income to maintain their lifestyle after retiring. Low-income or wealthy retirees may need closer to 90%...

How much can I afford to withdraw from my assets for annual living expenses?
As you age, your financial affairs won't remain static: Changes in inflation, investment returns, your desired lifestyle, and your life expectancy are important contributing factors. You may want to err on the side of caution and choose an annual withdrawal rate somewhat below 5%;


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