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Preparing for Retirement Ahhhh, retirement. That magical day when the work duties stop... ...and the regular paychecks from your employer stop too... But your expenses don't stop. They'll just keep humming along. So, how will you cover them - both the essentials...and the not-so-essentials? Well, you may have a pension ... plus there's Social Security...and, of course, your retirement plans. And now that it's time for those savings to become a source of income for you... ...you may be wondering how your nest egg can meet that challenge. It's a lot to think about...but TIAA's easy to use, interactive Retirement Profile can help you answer those questions. It uses your answers to a handful of simple questions to create scenarios of what your monthly income might look like after you transition from saving for - to living in - retirement. The first scenario gives you an estimate of whether your portfolio is currently on-track to generate the monthly income you'll need through retirement... the second scenario offers a TIAA-proposed strategy that may potentially improve the likelihood of meeting your income needs - by including a sort of 'personal pension' - a guaranteed monthly paycheck, for the rest of your life, plus options that can help you keep pace with inflation and rising costs. The Retirement Profile also allows you to create a custom strategy by making adjustments to your inputs, so you can see how those changes impact your monthly retirement income. And if you do decide to take action, TIAA will be with you every step of the way to help you build a fully-customized income plan for retirement that fits you just right. With your custom income plan complete, you'll have a better idea of the lifestyle you're on-track to enjoy during retirement... ...and any changes you might want to consider now to make that lifestyle look a little bit more like what you've been picturing. Visit TIAA.org/pfr to complete your retirement profile.