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Preparing for Retirement

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Part Four: Plan Outside the Box

Plan Outside the Box


  • Social Security Administration
  • Toll Free at 1-800-772-1213
    • Get an Earnings Statement
    • Get benefit information
    • Locate nearest office or visit their website at:

A sound financial plan is crucial for a comfortable retirement. Approximately eight months before you retire, review other income sources such as your savings, investments, or proceeds from a deferred compensation plan.