Planning for retirement is one of those things that most of us probably don’t think about every day, but it’s something that needs attention no matter how young or old we are. King County believes it’s important for you to have the tools available to plan your financial future, which is why we’ve created this Web site.
This Web site is a work in progress, so we hope you’ll let us know what additional information and tools you might find useful. We’ll do our best to give you the best in retirement planning information.
How to avoid the "Readiness Gap"
Will you have enough health and wealth in retirement to live the life you want to live?
That question is intended to challenge you, not scare you. We all know what a busy world it is. Taking time now to think about how the future will look to you and your family might seem like an exercise in futility. After all, who can tell what your days will be like in 5, 10 or 20 years? But there are things we do know. Recent studies from reputable sources describe social and economic trends that all point to a less-than-satisfactory retirement for unprepared baby boomers. The bottom line: too many of us are not saving or planning ahead for the days when our lives—and our needs—will be very different from today.
Let's call it the “Readiness Gap.”
Inside these pages, you’ll find easy-to-read guides on how to prepare for your retirement. You’ll also read about programs from the state, federal and King County governments designed specifically to help you make your senior years the very best they can be.
How you live during retirement will be directly affected by your actions today. A few hours of planning right now will save a lot of stress down the road and help you and your family bridge the Readiness Gap.