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Retirement Planning


Retirement Planning

Planning for retirement should combine an understanding of your retirement plan and the basics of investing, and knowledge of how to develop — and modify — your investing strategy when your needs change.


About retirement plans
 

Learn how your plan works and about the advantages of participating.


Changing needs

Take a look at how scenarios such as changing jobs, saving for college and approaching retirement might alter your needs and your strategies.
 


American Funds Investors

Hear from fellow investors discussing their unique financial goals and their approaches to reaching them in this video series.


Develop an investment strategy

Learn more about strategies, including choosing the right investment mix.


Life stages

Make sure your retirement strategy continues to evolve as you enter new phases of your life. We’ve gathered the most relevant resources from this website for each stage.


Other references

Review contribution limits for different types of retirement plans, find your federal tax rate and learn when you can start taking Social Security.

2018 retirement plan contribution limits

Federal tax information

Social Security retirement benefits

Investments are not FDIC-insured, nor are they deposits of or guaranteed by a bank or any other entity, so they may lose value.

Investors should carefully consider investment objectives, risks, charges and expenses. This and other important information is contained in the fund prospectuses and summary prospectuses, which can be obtained from a financial professional or downloaded and should be read carefully before investing.


Mutual Fund Basics

Before making any
decisions, make sure you
understand how mutual funds work.