Perhaps like many architects, you sometimes take a complacent attitude toward your retirement planning. “It’ll take care of itself,” you say or, “It’s too much of a hassle to change my plan or start a new one.” Finding time to plan for your future may be difficult while you’re busy running your firm, but it’s imperative that you take the time to consider starting a plan, assess your current plan or consolidate multiple plans. Retirement today is vastly different than it was even a few years ago. The reality is there are many perceptions of retirement—each having different objectives based on timing, financial means and quality of life. The traditional notion of retirement, where you work one day and simply stop the next, is fast becoming obsolete. In fact, the very word retirement is less and less adequate to describe the reality facing people at or near what we used to think of as “retirement age.” As a result, a new version of retirement is forming—one that places significantly more responsibility on the individual planning for retirement.
What’s important to remember is that it’s never too late or too early to start saving for retirement.
The AIA Members Retirement Program, an exclusive member benefit available through the American Institute of Architects, is here to help ease this burden. The plan choices and services provided by the Program are designed to reduce the hassle and anxiety associated with retirement planning. From set-up through administration, you have access to dedicated professionals experienced in retirement planning. Contact a Members Retirement Program Specialist today at 800-523-1125 ext. 6654 or visit www.TheAIATrust.com or www.axa-equitable.com/mrp.The Members Retirement Program (contract form #6059) is funded by a group variable annuity contract issued and distributed by AXA Equitable Life Insurance Company (NY, NY). AXA Equitable Life Insurance Company does not provide legal or tax advice. GE-51615 (9/09)