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Are You Ready for Retirement? Start on the Path with No-Strings-Attached Guidance

Hillsborough County, Fla. (July 20, 2021) - There's no shortage of retirement wealth and planning companies advertising their services for hire. How do you cut through the clamor? Start smart on your retirement planning with help from the Hillsborough County Extension Service and an upcoming free webinar series.

The four-part Will You Be Ready For Retirement? series begins July 21. Each one-hour presentation will be held on Wednesdays at noon. Attend one, some, or all of the sessions for useful, knowledgeable guidance to help you make important decisions.

The webinars are open to all Hillsborough County residents. Here are the topics:

  • July 21: How Much Will I Need? - Learn what to consider when calculating how much income you'll need in retirement, and discover online tools that can help.
  • July 28: Choosing When to Receive Social Security Benefits - Explore the variables to consider when deciding whether to start receiving a reduced Social Security income at age 62 or delay benefits until a later year.
  • Aug. 4: Considerations for Asset Usage in Retirement - Hear about sources of retirement income, asset allocations, tax implications, and withdrawal rates.
  • Aug. 11: Choosing Financial Professionals and Services - Learn about the types of financial professionals and their services. Discussion will include professional designations, compensation methods, and retirement planning tools.

Register here to receive the link for the online sessions. For more information, contact Lisa Leslie at lesliel@HCFLgov.net, or (813) 744-5519 ext. 54143.

In partnership with the University of Florida's Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences, the Hillsborough County Extension Service is a one-stop shop for advice on a wide range of topics, including lawn care and gardening, personal finance, nutrition, food preservation, youth development, small farms/alternative enterprises, commercial agriculture, parenting and family life, and much more. Their office is at 5339 County Road 579 in Seffner. Visit their website for information about other programs, or call (813) 744-5519.

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