What investment choices should I make to help me live comfortably in retirement?Your retirement may have many facets – volunteering, traveling, relaxing, spending time with family. But one thing’s for sure. In order to live comfortably in retirement, you’ll need income to replace the paycheck you brought home during your working years.Social Security and a company pension, if your company offers one, provide a foundation for your retirement income. But the two combined may cover just a portion of what you need.This graph shows how Social Security and a pension cover only about 80% of expenses for retirees with modest needs. The higher your needs, the less these income sources will cover.Filling the gapTo fill the retirement income gap, investments and other personal assets will be a necessary part of your retirement income. These may include IRAs, employer-sponsored plans such as a 401(k) or 403(b), mutual funds, stocks, CDs and savings accounts, all invested with the goal of providing a balance of:Income to meet living expensesGrowth potential to offset the effects of inflationRisk managementPersonal assets also may include proceeds from rental properties or the sale of a house, an inheritance, or salary from a post-retirement job.Planning for your retirement income is crucial, whether you’re five years or 25 years away from retirement. The good news is you don’t have to figure it out alone. We can work with you to determine:How much retirement income you need to support your retirement goalsYour projected Social Security benefitYour pension benefit, if applicableThe income gap you need to fillYour personal assets that can fill the gapInvestment strategies to help meet your retirement needs and manage risk Want help developing a retirement plan and creating retirement income? Name Email Address Phone Question Thank you! Oops! 08/19 Free Retirement Guide It's never too soon to start preparing for retirement. But do you know what to look out for? Download our free ebook, "Retire Happy: A Simple Guide to Your Next Big Adventure." First Name Last Name Email Address Thank you! Oops!