Retirement Planning and Guidance
No matter where you are on your journey to retirement, GuideStone is here to support you.
From the beginning stages of planning your saving and investment strategies to enjoying life in retirement, we’re here to provide helpful resources to guide you every step of the way.
So, if you’re wondering:
Am I invested appropriately?
Consider using our Investment Recommendation tool to review appropriate investment options based on your financial situation, timeline and risk tolerance.
Which investment approach best meets my retirement goals?
Select the approach that best fits your unique needs and preferences.
I don’t have the time and expertise to select and monitor my investments.
Consider a Target Date Fund for a one-fund solution that adjusts dynamically as you age to become more conservative over time.
Consider an Asset Allocation Fund for a one-fund solution that meets your investing style and time horizon. But remember, you will need to make any reallocations as your personal circumstances change.
I want to build my own portfolio with the funds from the different asset classes available to me.
Am I on track for a secure retirement?
Saving for retirement is one of the most important things you can do for yourself, so we have several resources available to help determine where you are and how to get where you want to go.
First, you need to confirm your retirement stage.
Then, you need to review your saving strategy. As a general rule, we recommend setting aside 15% of your income for retirement saving purposes.
Use this chart as a quick checkpoint to determine the ideal amount for your current account balance by finding the intersection closest to your age and salary.
For a more in-depth review of your progress, utilize our Retirement Planner Calculator to see if you are on track or if you will need to save more in order to reach your goals.
We encourage you to take advantage of our helpful tools and resources to answer other questions you may have about retirement planning.
Am I ready to think about my retirement options?
As you move toward retirement, take time to prepare for important dates and next steps that are coming your way.
You should also evaluate your expected cash flow during retirement with our Retirement Income Calculator, as well as your withdrawal options with our Retirement Income Estimate tool.
What if I still need help?
GuideStone has additional resources available to assist you.
Browse our Calculators and Learning Library for more educational insights.
Contact us at 1-888-98-GUIDE (1-888-984-8433), Monday through Friday, from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. CST to speak with a customer solutions specialist.