Planning for Retirement

Wherever you are in your career, there are steps you can take today to plan for a successful retirement. In this section you can browse resources and register for classes to help you get ready to retire.

Thinking About Retirement?

For your reference, download a quick retirement planning guide and timeline or a one-page overview of retirement resources at U-M. 

Register to attend a retirement planning class. 

Learn more about Social Security and Medicare.

Review age- and service-based milestones on your road to retirement.

Have Questions or Need to Talk?

Attend an upcoming drop-in session with a benefits counselor (please check back soon for additional dates and locations!).

Schedule a free appointment with TIAA or Fidelity to discuss your savings progress, retirement income strategy and investment options. You can also register for live webinars at TIAA Virtual Environment. Topics include basic estate planning, foundations of investing, managing income and debt, and dismantling myths about annuities, or visit to register for financial education seminars in your area.

Contact Mental Health Counseling and Consultation Services to explore any personal or career concerns related to this significant life transition. (It’s free and completely confidential.)