One of Social Security’s top priorities is helping you prepare for retirement. Planning your retirement early can help ensure secure and comfortable post-retirement years — yet few Americans do it. Both public policymakers and private firms have worked to engage individuals to plan in the decades before their retirement, with mixed success.
On November 12, the Retirement Security Project at the Brookings Institution will host an event “Helping America plan for retirement” with the Social Security Administration and the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) to explore these issues. Social Security Acting Commissioner Carolyn W. Colvin and CFPB Director Richard Cordray will give keynote remarks and announce the results of a recent collaboration. A panel of retirement security experts will discuss efforts to improve retirement planning and what additional steps could help make retirement planning easier for the average American. Speakers will take audience questions.
You can RSVP to attend this event here.
Remember, the sooner you start planning for retirement, the better off you’ll be when you decide to stop working. You might even be able to retire sooner than you thought with the right plan. You can always access our secure online retirement resources, including applying for retirement, estimating your future retirement benefits, and finding your full retirement age at www.socialsecurity.gov/retire.