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“ The way that David and Judith have achieved financial independence in retirement is a perfect example of the positive lessons we try to instill in individuals early in their careers. ”
Zohreh Ghaissari, Vice President, Regional Financial Consultant, Mutual of America
The way that David and Judith have achieved financial independence in retirement is a perfect example of the positive lessons we try to instill in individuals early in their careers. Being able to retire on your own terms isn’t necessarily about making a lot of money; it’s about learning how to manage it and being disciplined.
There’s a lot of anxiety around financing retirement today, a lot of unknowns. That anxiety is so much greater when people don’t have a clear idea of how all the pieces of their financial lives fit together and the impact that Social Security, taxes, health and family circumstances can have on their retirement savings.
The financial consulting services Mutual of America offers our customers are an extension of the education that our Regional Office representatives provide. I think it’s one of the most important services that any company can offer, for a lack of financial planning and knowledge about money in general are the reasons for the tough choices many people have to make in retirement.
I create a detailed financial report that gives people a complete view of what they have, what they will need to finance their retirement and whether their savings and investments are positioned appropriately given their age and long-term objectives. I then present different options they can choose to incorporate into their plan to reach their retirement goals. Every year, I help them revisit their plan to see if their assumptions remain in line with their objectives. I do that for customers for as long as they’re with Mutual of America, all the way through retirement. And they don’t have to wait until it’s time for their annual review to call me with questions.
Since financial consulting services are provided at no additional charge, clients want to know how I am paid. It’s reassuring for them to learn that I am paid a salary that isn’t dependent on them buying anything from me. That’s what sold me on Mutual of America — that, and the positive change I can make in our customers’ lives
Mutual of America’s group and individual retirement products are variable annuity contracts and are suitable for long-term investing, particularly for retirement savings. The value of a variable annuity contract will fluctuate depending on the performance of the Separate Account investment funds you choose. Upon redemption, you could receive more or less than the principal amount invested. A variable annuity contract provides no additional tax-deferred treatment of benefits beyond the treatment provided to any qualified retirement plan or IRA by applicable tax law. You should carefully consider a variable annuity contract’s other features before making a decision.
Statements made in this interactive annual report by clients of Mutual of America are not paid testimonials. These testimonials may not be representative of the experience of other clients and are not indicative of future performance or success.
There is no separate fee for Mutual of America’s Financial Consulting Services, although there are minimum account balance requirements. The guidance and information provided by Mutual of America’s Financial Consultants are educational in nature and are not intended to serve as a primary basis for investment decisions. Mutual of America’s Financial Consulting Services do not create an investment advisory or a fiduciary relationship (including under ERISA) between you or your employees and Mutual of America. Mutual of America and its Financial Consultants do not provide tax or legal advice. Consult your personal tax adviser or attorney for matters involving taxation and tax planning and your attorney for matters involving personal trusts and estate planning.