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Daila Boufford 
American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences 
703 706-4600 


Online Event 



Deciding When to Retire:  What You Need to Know

Should you:

Retire at age 55? 60? 62? 65? 70?  Never?

Take an early buyout, if offered?

Work longer as a hedge against an uncertain economy?


What if you are forced to retire?


Funding cutbacks in education are affecting more than tuition rates and teacher-student ratios.  They are hitting closer to home for teachers and college faculty at all levels, shattering retirement plans and creating uncertainty for individual and family personal finances. 


"Buyouts" of teachers, Cooperative Extension agents, and university faculty are not uncommon, the future viability of promised pension plans and retiree health benefits is under  scrutiny, the stock market continues to zig and zag, and the economy remains shaky.  With this perfect storm of factors, it is more important than ever that you know everything you can about available retirement options, creative retirement strategies, sources of retirement income, and how to prepare for the emotional aspects of this life-changing transition.


Hear firsthand from a 33-year FCS professional and Extension Specialist in Financial Resource Management how to make the best decision for you and your family at this educational webinar (1.5 PDUs):


Deciding When to Retire:  What You Need to Know


Presented by Barbara O'Neill, Ph.D., CFP, CFCS

Archived Recording:  90-minute program


$35 AAFCS members ($50 nonmembers)

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Site licenses and group discounts also available!

Contact Daila Boufford (dboufford@aafcs.org) to learn more.


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Although the retirement landscape has changed dramatically in just a few short years, it is still entirely possible to set yourself up for success--both financially and personally. But you need to be as well informed as possible.


In this 90-minute program including Q&A, you will explore:

  • Key factors that affect the retirement planning process
  • Tax laws related to retirement savings plans
  • Social Security eligibility requirements and benefits
  • Advantages and disadvantages of early retirement
  • How to evaluate an early retirement incentive (buyout) offer

Plus, Dr. O'Neill's holistic approach will cover retirement grief models, typical expectations of the retired lifestyle, how to stay fulfilled, and many other aspects that go for beyond the checkbook realities.


After this webinar, you will be able to apply the information provided to personal retirement planning decisions, review retirement planning resources that are shared, calculate the amount of money you need to save for retirement, and be ready for the next phase of your life.


About the presenter:


Barbara O'Neill, PhD, CFP, CFCS,  is an Extension Specialist in Financial Resource Management for Rutgers Cooperative Extension.  A frequent presenter at AAFCS Conferences, she has written over 1,500 newspaper articles and over 120 articles for professional publications and is the author or co-author of eight books.  She also provides national leadership for the Cooperative Extension program Small Steps to Health and Wealth and directed the five-year MONEY 2000 savings and debt reduction campaign in the 1990s that resulted in over $20 million of economic impact nationwide.  Dr. O'Neill has received dozens of national awards and over $550,000 in grants to support financial education programs and research.


Who should register?  If you are considering retirement, are in the process of retiring, or are a mid-career professional looking ahead, this may be one of the most useful webinars you will ever participate in.  FCS professionals who are teaching personal finance topics, including retirement planning, also should attend.



How does an archive work? Once you register for the archived event, your confirmation email will contain log in instructions for viewing the archived event.  You may choose the day and time that you view the event, but please be aware that registration gives you access to 1 viewing only. 


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 We believe you will find our professional development events to be of high quality and unique value. Our goal is to provide you with a great online learning experience. Our webinar tool is very easy to use and we offer technical support before and during our events. However, if you should encounter technical difficulties during the webinar that impede your learning in any way, we will either correct the problem or refund 100% of your registration fee.


Our webinars will be available through the archive for 1 year from the date of the live event.  During this time, the customer is at liberty to choose the day and time that they view the archive.  No refunds will be given for non attendance.

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$35 for AAFCS members ($50 non-members) 


If you work at a higher ed institution and would be interested in using this webinar as content in your classroom, please contact Daila Boufford for information on special site license rates!