Defining success in retirement

We surveyed 1,000 working Americans (ages 55-68) who expect to retire within the next five years. They shared what they’re feeling, how they’ve saved, and their vision for retirement.
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How to prepare

The three f’s for success

Across the board, the majority of people preparing for retirement find three measures very important to their definition of future success.
freedom from financial concern, flexibility to spend my days as i want, friends and family
Success story
What can your retirement look like if you plan ahead? Meet Judy Worell, a retiree focused on expanding her horizons.
Judy Worell
Moving on

Where will you live?

39% of transitioners plan to relocate when they retire. But men and women have different ideas about where:
Where will you live? 39% of transitioners plan to relocate when they retire. But men and women have different ideas about where.

Income for life

Nearly two-thirds of people with an annuity feel prepared

2 out of 3 people
65% of near-retirees with an annuity feel prepared to manage their income in retirement.
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Next steps

TIAA can help

45% say feeling financially ready is the most important factor in determining when to retire.

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This material is for informational or educational purposes only and does not constitute a recommendation or investment advice in connection with a distribution, transfer or rollover, a purchase or sale of securities or other investment property, or the management of securities or other investments, including the development of an investment strategy or retention of an investment manager or advisor. This material does not take into account any specific objectives or circumstances of any particular investor, or suggest any specific course of action. Investment decisions should be made in consultation with an investor’s personal advisor based on the investor’s own objectives and circumstances.
The story above describes the circumstances and experiences of a specific participant from one or more of the companies in the TIAA organization (“TIAA”).  It may not be representative of the experience of other TIAA customers and is not indicative of future performance or success. Individual results and experiences will vary.
 
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