Retirement

Retirement is personal

Planning for your future means planning for all that you are

Where you've been, and where you want to go - the dreams you want to achieve, the passions you want to pursue and the people you want to be near.

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Starting out

Retirement may seem far away, especially when you’re setting out on your own and starting to figure out life. But it’s never too early to dream about your future, and it’s never too early to start saving.

Starting out

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Juggling midlife

There's a lot you've accomplished - and likely so much more you want to do. And then there are realities of your busy day-to-day. You deserve a moment to step back and take stock of your retirement plans as you build toward your future.

Midlife

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Getting ready for your next chapter

Whether you’re a few years away or counting the days, thinking about retirement is exciting. Knowing how your savings will support your passions, your health and your family is the peace of mind you’ve earned.

Next chapter

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Are you an educator?

A career devoted to helping others reach their full potential creates unique needs. Find strategies tailor made for education professionals.

Explore your opportunities

Do you have a retirement plan through work?

Evaluate your retirement income potential using the calculator. Make adjustments and add in other savings to see how changes affect your goals.

I am years old and earn a year.

I have saved for retirement and contribute every . Annual salary must be between $20,000 and $500,000. Savings must be between $0 and $9,999,999. Maximum yearly contribution is $18,500 for people aged 49 and under. For people who turn 50 by the end of the year a catch-up contribution allowance of $6,000 is permitted. Contribution cannot be more than annual salary ($).

Dive in! Your future-self thanks you.

Seeing how people of similar ages and incomes are saving can be inspirational. No matter where you are today, everyone starts somewhere.

Working with an advisor* yields more money, more confidence

Higher account balances. More confidence for the future. A common trait among top savers is that they get help from a financial professional to guide smart choices and keep their plan on track as life evolves. 

Higher balances

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Nearly twice the median account balance was achieved when individuals chose to work with a financial professional

Happier with savings

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18% higher satisfaction with their retirement plan when working with a financial professional

Financial professionals also help clients with...

Early savings
Early savings
56% attribute early savings start to working w/ advisor
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Learning
Understanding your big picture, what's important, setting goals
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Investing

Strategic investment advice to grow and protect your money

Find more education and research on the benefits of working with a financial professional in our Enhancing Outcomes whitepaper. 

Click here to read the full study. 

Source: AXA Equitable's Value of the Advisor study, 2018.

Strategies for you

See how we can help meet your individual financial goals - tips, tools, advice and product information.

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Individual retirement strategies

Guaranteed income and supplemental retirement investments — Annuities and IRAs may help provide greater financial security, protect your savings, and enable you to confidently save for a fulfilling future.

Annuities

IRAs

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Workplace retirement plans

Workplace retirement savings plans can be a smart and effective way to build wealth now that may be your income in retirement. 

403(b) for educators 

401(k)

403(b)

457(b)

Learn more about planning for retirement

Find out how the SECURE Act is changing retirement and how it could affect you

Secure Act education

Access key topics and useful articles about retirement planning

Retirement planning articles

Get your top questions about retirement answered

Retirement planning common questions

*The use of the terms of “financial advisor” or “advisor” for purposes of the survey questions and responses by both the consumers and the financial advisors queried does not necessarily imply that the individual is a registered investment adviser (RIA). The use of these two terms is meant in a general sense of the word or phrase to describe working with an investment advisor, a licensed insurance agent or other financial professionals who may sell annuity products.

GE-2842074 (12/2019) (Exp. 12/2021)