Retirement Account Basics: Why You’re Never Too Young to Start Thinking About Retirement

In this February 2024 Issue of Page One Economics: Focus on Finance, we’ll explore the most common retirement savings plans and other things to consider as you begin thinking about retirement. We will compare employer-based defined-benefit and defined-contribution plans, as well as options available to individuals. Understanding the basics of retirement savings accounts can help you feel empowered to start making decisions today for your retirement!

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Education Level: 9-12 College Non-educators
Subjects: Economics AP Economics Personal Finance
Concepts: Saving Types of Saving Employment
Resource Types: Publication Lesson
Languages: English
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