Ways Your Employer Can Help You Plan for Retirement

Overwhelmed by your impending retirement? Your employer may be able to assist with the transition.

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Daunted by all the retirement decisions? Some employers bring retirement advice to the workplace. Several years ago, Barbara Linnehan-Smith, a teacher in Portland, Maine, began attending retirement seminars offered through her union to learn about her pension formula, Social Security eligibility and retiree health insurance. Although Linnehan-Smith, 61, has no immediate plans to retire, "it was really important to get a feel for the whole process," she says.

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Jane Bennett Clark
Senior Editor, Kiplinger's Personal Finance
The late Jane Bennett Clark, who passed away in March 2017, covered all facets of retirement and wrote a bimonthly column that took a fresh, sometimes provocative look at ways to approach life after a career. She also oversaw the annual Kiplinger rankings for best values in public and private colleges and universities and spearheaded the annual "Best Cities" feature. Clark graduated from Northwestern University.