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More Online Workshops for Iowans Rethinking Retirement
Iowa Ag Connection - 01/13/2021

With the continuing pandemic, many Iowans are rethinking when they will retire, whether sooner or later than they originally had planned. Iowa State University Extension and Outreach is delivering educational online workshops beginning in January that address both scenarios.

"Your thoughts on retirement may have shifted due to COVID-19," said Kalyn Cody, a family finance specialist. "Many Iowans are considering early retirement due to job challenges, health concerns or other reasons. Some employers are offering early retirement incentives. You may have questions as you sort through your options."

The new 40-minute, online workshop "Rethinking Your Retirement during COVID-19" is designed to equip you to make informed retirement decisions during this turbulent time. Four January options are available: Jan. 14 at noon or 5 p.m., or Jan. 19 at noon or 5 p.m. Pre-registration is required. Go to www.extension.iastate.edu/humansciences/retirement to find the registration link for the workshop you'd like to attend.

Iowans who anticipate retirement within the next 10 years should consider "Writing Your Retirement Paycheck." This two-part, online workshop outlines key factors to consider prior to retirement and describes strategies for planning your retirement income.

"Our workshop offers practical, research-based and non-commercial information to help you make the most of your money in retirement and be financially secure," said family finance specialist Barb Wollan.

Pre-registration is required. Go to www.extension.iastate.edu/humansciences/retirement to find the registration link for the two-part workshop you'd like to attend.

- Jan. 21 and 28, 6:30-8:30 p.m.

- Feb. 9 and 16, 12-2 p.m.

- March 22 and 29, 6:30-8:30 p.m.

- April 22 and 29, 6:30-8:30 p.m.

For more information about these workshops, contact Kalyn Cody (kcody@iastate.edu) or Barb Wollan (bwollan@iastate.edu), go to www.extension.iastate.edu/humansciences/retirement or visit your ISU Extension and Outreach county office.


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