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Approaching Retirement

Reach retirement with a greater level of financial confidence.

Living In Retirement

As you zero in on retirement, your priorities will begin to shift from saving for retirement to generating reliable income for as long as you live. Northwestern Mutual can help you design a plan to convert your assets into a predictable, steady retirement paycheck, so you'll reach retirement with a greater level of financial confidence.

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The key is to fine-tune your approach to planning as you near retirement, by taking steps to:

  • Create a 90 percent probability of success1 that your money will last by leveraging Northwestern Mutual’s unique approach. Through a process called probability analysis, your plan will be tested against thousands of different scenarios to take the guesswork out of creating retirement income that will last.
  • Mitigate the six key risks you cannot control. As you prepare for retirement, you'll want to address the key risks that can interfere with your ability to reach your financial goals and live the life you envision.
  • Create a lifelong paycheck by taking a series of steps to convert your assets into a steady stream of retirement income.
  • Decide when and how to take Social Security. The choices you make will have a significant impact on the amount of your benefit and, potentially, on your ability to reach your financial goals in retirement.

The Northwestern Mutual Difference

Rather than simply looking at income needs, we take an offensive and defensive approach to retirement planning; one that focuses on optimizing income and managing risk. Using our unique retirement planning tool, our clients can create a 90 percent probability of success that their money will last a lifetime. 

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