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Personal Finance: Retirement

Authoritative and up-to-date resources for managing your money.

We all dream of the day we can say goodbye to the nine-to-five but what will it take to retire comfortably? Find the best advice and resources to help you plan the retirement you've imagined.



Browse & check out e-books about retirement planning now. Vernon Area Library card required.



70+ popular magazines on Flipster including lifestyle publications like Golf Monthly, National Geographic Traveler, and Family Handyman. Download anytime to read on your favorite device. Vernon Area Public Library card required.

Online Resources

Once you've crunched the numbers, figure out how you want to spend your time. Explore new hobbies and travel destinations with these library resources.

Learn a new language with the fun-infused Mango Languages app. Mango prepares learners for realistic conversations and strengthens everyday communication skills in more than 70 world languages. Vernon Area Library card required.

Cultivate a new skill like photography, drawing, or writing with LinkedIn Learning. Vernon Area Library card required.

Research your next destination: find out about the history, culture, and climate of your next destination with reliable online resources like Funk & Wagnall's and World Book. Vernon Area Library card required.

On the Web

AARP offers a trove of information about getting set to retire. Gain detailed information on social security, pensions, 401(k)s, and other retirement income. Be sure to check out the in-depth articles on healthcare costs, taxes, and common planning mistakes.

Social Security Administration: Should you draw social security at 62? What about 65? How would a part-time consultancy affect your benefits? There are a lot of questions surrounding social security. Don't play a guessing game; go straight to to get the answers you need.

The U.S. Department of Labor offers information for retirement planning and saving at every stage of your career.