Calculating What to Save for Retirement

This webinar will discuss one of the most important savings goals of American families: saving money for a comfortable retirement. Specific topics to be covered include research findings about the retirement preparedness of American families, conflicting opinions about “the number” (i.e., amount of money needed to comfortably retire), factors that influence the number, and retirement savings calculation tools such as the Ballpark Estimate and Monte Carlo simulations. Case studies and chat questions will be included to apply the webinar content to real world situations.

In gearing up for America and Military Saves Weeks, Dr. Barbara O'Neill will present this 90-minute webinar on the tools and resources available for calculating the amount individuals and couples need to save for retirement, on behalf of the Military Families Learning Network.

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AFC-credentialed participants can earn 1.5 CEUs. More information about this process is available here.  To receive CEUs, watch the recording of this webinar and complete the evaluation. A link to a post-test will be given at the end of the evaluation. Complete the post test with a score of 80% or higher to receive a Certificate of Completion via email. 


Dr. Barbara O’Neill, financial resource management specialist for Rutgers Cooperative Extension, has been a professor, financial educator, and author for 35 years. She has written over 1,500 consumer newspaper articles and over 125 articles for academic journals, conference proceedings, and other professional publications.  She is a certified financial planner (CFP®), chartered retirement planning counselor (CRPC®), accredited financial counselor (AFC), certified housing counselor (CHC), and certified financial educator (CFEd).

The Cover image Old tourist couple  by Pedro Ribeiro Simões  for this webinar is licensed Creative Commons CC BY 2.0

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