Retirement

Start planning for retirement today if you want to control your future—even if you expect to collect a pension or Social Security.

Get Retirement Ready

Do you feel confident in your ability to retire comfortably? See how you compare to our financial confidence survey of military servicemembers.

Additional Resources

Ballpark Estimate (ASEC)
The Ballpark E$timate is an easy-to-use, two-page worksheet that helps you quickly identify approximately how much you need to save to fund a comfortable retirement. The Ballpark E$timate takes complicated issues like projected Social Security benefits and earnings assumptions on savings, and turns them into language and mathematics that are easy to understand.

TSP website
The Thrift Savings Plan (TSP) is a Federal Government-sponsored retirement savings and investment plan.

Retirement Estimator (Social Security)
The Retirement Estimator gives estimates based on your actual Social Security earnings record.

Putting Too Much Stock In Your Company—A 401(k) Problem
Employees who have the opportunity to invest in company stock may be concentrating too much of their retirement savings in a single security. Of particular concern are employees who have all or most of their 401(k) assets in their employer's stock. If the stock takes a beating, so does your retirement savings.

Debt of Service
In-depth stories, interviews and features about the personal finance issues facing military personnel and their families during and after their service—created by the staff of Marketplace Money and produced by American Public Media.