February 14, 2014 (PLANSPONSOR.com) – Two updated employee retirement planning guides from the International Foundation of Employee
Benefit Plans (IFEBP) offer help with timing retirement and managing pension
or Not: Your Retirement Planning Guide, 41st Edition,” the nonprofit
research and advocacy group offers workers practical guidance about choices concerning
when, where and how to retire most effectively. Besides encouraging workers to
save, the guide offers discussion about financial and legal issues, as well as the
medical and psychological questions surrounding retirement readiness.
Early chapters explore saving for retirement, retirement
benefits, estate planning, health insurance and the use of credit. Later
content focuses on topics such as becoming a grandparent, and what to do with
increased free time that may become available in retirement.
Pension and Your Spouse – The Joint and Survivor Dilemma, Seventh Edition,”
the IFEBP discusses a step-by-step process for deciding between a regular
pension and a joint and survivor pension. Income and expense worksheets will
help the reader evaluate how much money is needed for retirement. Tables of life expectancy and the lump-sum values of a regular pension are also included
to help with the decisionmaking process.
The publications cost $19.95 and $16,
respectively, with discounted rates available for IFEBP members.