Don’t Let Changing Jobs Derail Your Retirement Plans

Many Americans expect to change jobs in the coming year, which could have significant effects on their retirement planning. Before writing your own resignation letter, take this chance to revisit your financial strategy.

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It seems like everyone is either getting a new job or thinking about it.

Many people have made job changes recently and, with low unemployment across the country, even more Americans say they want to take advantage of new career opportunities, according to the 2022 Retirement Risk Readiness Study* from Allianz Life. More importantly, workers have the upper hand in the labor right now with what’s been dubbed the Great Resignation continuing.

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Kelly LaVigne, J.D.
Vice President, Advanced Markets, Allianz Life

Kelly LaVigne is vice president of advanced markets for Allianz Life Insurance Co., where he is responsible for the development of programs that assist financial professionals in serving clients with retirement, estate planning and tax-related strategies.