Try Our New Social Security Planner Featured in the Wall Street Journal!

Tags

, , ,

WSJ-Image.PlannerFinancial Engines’ new Social Security planner is included in a recent Wall Street Journal round-up of Social Security planners available at no charge. We’re proud to be one of the top-ranked offerings, earning four out of five stars!

Come try our Social Security planner to see if we can find you more Social Security benefits. It can help you determine your different options for taking Social Security and it includes help for your partner as well. We may help you find thousands more in unexpected benefits. Give it a try.

See What’s Not Covered By Medicare and Then Plan Accordingly [video]

Tags

, , , , , , , , ,

Today’s blog is the fifth of five posts featuring videos on how you can prepare for retirement. If you are a Financial Engines customer (find out here), we can help you create your personal plan. If you don’t have access to Financial Engines as an employee benefit, you can still use our Social Security Planner to learn how to get more from Social Security.

Staying healthy is an important part of a great retirement. While many people know they will transition to Medicare when the time comes, not many know is how it all really works. You won’t be notified when it’s time to enroll and there are many expenses Medicare doesn’t cover. You’ll want to understand supplemental (?) insurance and then know what you’ll need to pay for out of your own savings.

Take a minute and watch this short video for some key points about Medicare and what you’ll want to do to prepare before you retire.

Financial Engines Market Watch Q2: A Steady Climb

Tags

, , , , , , , , , , , ,

Chris Jones, Financial EnginesWith a steadily improving job market, U.S. equities posted another solid quarter with the S&P 500 index of large cap stocks gaining 5.2% in Q2. The S&P 500 repeatedly set new all-time high records during the month of June. So far, for the first half of the year, the S&P 500 is up 7.1%. Stocks in the S&P Small Cap 600 index also did well, though failed to meet the performance of larger companies. Small cap stocks gained 2.1% for the quarter.

Overseas, foreign equities also had a strong quarter. The MSCI Europe, Australasia, and Far East (EAFE) index gained Continue reading

Watch and Learn Why Your Pension Needs Attention Before You Retire [video]

Tags

, , , , , , ,

Today’s blog is the fourth of five posts featuring videos on how you can prepare for retirement. If you are a Financial Engines customer (find out here), we can help you create your personal plan. If you don’t have access to Financial Engines as an employee benefit, you can still use our Social Security Planner to learn how to get more from Social Security.

As you begin planning your retirement, it’s important to understand how your money will come together to create your income in retirement. Having a pension can be very helpful but there are questions you’ll want to ask before you take your pension to make sure you make the best choices for your individual situation. If you choose to take your pension as a lump sum, making sure you invest it wisely – in a way that helps your money last a lifetime – can make a huge difference to your life in retirement.

Watch this video for a brief summary of the opportunities you have with your pension and what to consider once you receive the money.

Our Video Explains How Savings Becomes Income in Retirement [video]

Tags

, , , , , , , , , , ,

Today’s blog is the third of five posts featuring videos that focus on how you can prepare for retirement. If you are a Financial Engines customer (find out here), we can help you create your personal plan. If you don’t have access to Financial Engines as an employee benefit, you can still use our Social Security Planner [look for the "Try It Out" button halfway down] to learn how to get more from Social Security.

While it may be difficult to picture your retirement today, one thing is for sure: your savings will be important in your transition away from work. While most people think of savings as their rainy day account, we’re talking about the money you have been saving in your 401(k), IRAs and bank accounts. When you retire, that money will become important sources of income that can help you delay Social Security (if you so choose). If you have saved enough, it can also help you afford the things you want to do when you are retired.

The first step is managing your money today. Watch this video to see why savings is so important and how it transitions to income as you stop working.

Get Help Navigating Social Security’s Complexities [video]

Tags

, , , , , , ,

Today’s blog is the second of five posts featuring videos on how you can prepare for retirement. If you are a Financial Engines customer (find out here), we can help you create your personal plan. If you don’t have access to Financial Engines as an employee benefit, you can still use our Social Security Planner [look for the "Try It Out" button halfway down] to learn how to get more from Social Security.

As you start making your transition to retirement, you’ll need to understand all your income sources so you will know how much you can spend each month. Social Security is incredibly complex and most people miss out on tens of thousands of dollars in benefits because they don’t have anyone to help them figure out the best way to claim. By considering Social Security in combination with your 401(k), you can unlock hidden value and increase your retirement income.

Watch this video to see how Social Security works and why getting help can help you get the most from Social Security. Then give our Social Security Planner a try to see how you can best approach Social Security in your household [click here for the planner, then look for the "Try It Out" button to start].

Watch and Find Out What You Need to Know Before You Retire [video]

Tags

, , , , , , , ,

Today’s blog is the first of five blogs featuring videos that focus on how you can prepare for retirement. If you are a Financial Engines customer (find out here), we can help you create your personal plan. If you don’t have access to Financial Engines as an employee benefit, you can still use our Social Security Planner to learn how to get more from Social Security.

At Financial Engines, we see retirement as a journey. There are so many things you’ll have do and decide while you prepare, during and after retirement. Creating a steady stream of income in retirement is incredibly important because it’s what will help you do everything you want to do when you are no longer working.

Watch this video to find out how income in retirement works.

Visit FinancialEngines.com – Come for the New Design, Stay for the Social Security Plan

Tags

, ,

Financial-Engines-WebsiteWe’re pleased to roll out our newly designed corporate website – just in time for our newest service, the Social Security Planner.

There’s a lot happening at Financial Engines these days and the focus is on you.

We are working to streamline your ability to get the information you need quickly and easily. From help with Social Security to Continue reading

Five Tips to Help You Get the Most Out of Social Security

Tags

, , , , , , , ,

five-tips-social-securityWhen to claim Social Security is a complicated decision, but the general rule of thumb is that it’s worth waiting to claim to receive a greater lifetime benefit. The following are five important tips to consider as you prepare to claim Social Security benefits.

  1. It pays to delay (claiming). While you can start collecting your earned Social Security benefits as early as age 62 or as late as age 70, you’ll generally get higher payments if you delay claiming. For every year you wait, your payments will Continue reading

Jeff Maggioncalda, Financial Engines CEO, Rings Bell at NASDAQ to Usher in New Social Security Service

Tags

, , , , , , , , ,

Financial Engines NASDAQ Closing Bell 2014Yesterday, we announced the immediate availability of a new Social Security planner that helps individuals and couples easily discover better ways to claim their Social Security benefits. We are inviting everyone to use the Planner that’s available now at www.financialengines.com.

To celebrate, CEO Jeff Maggioncalda rang the closing bell at the NASDAQ. Continue reading

Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 1,392 other followers