Four Things Gen Xers Can Do Now to Reach Retirement Goals

Gen Xers have realized that retirement is a lot closer than it used to be. Focusing on these four things now can mitigate risks and help ensure a secure financial future.

A Gen X woman looks at her watch.
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Retirement can feel far off for much of your working career. Then, usually in your late 40s or early to mid-50s, reality hits. You must start to seriously prepare or risk missing your retirement goals.

Generation Xers — those born between 1964 and 1978 — have started to feel the pressure to prepare for retirement. They are realizing that retirement is getting closer and they may not be ready for it, according to the 2023 Annual Retirement Study* from Allianz Life Insurance Company of North America.

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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.