I don’t know about you, but retirement is something I have been dreaming about ever since I was 14 years old and began my first job. I didn’t fully understand everything that was involved in retirement planning, I just knew that I would have more fun doing what I wanted instead of working. Through high-school and college, I bounced from one job to the next until I started working for the state 15 years ago. At the time, I was fresh out of college and thought working for the state was going to be “good experience” on my resume, but as time passed I began receiving my personal retirement statements in the mail and they served as a “light at the end of the tunnel;” a way for me to count-down the days until retirement, so I settled in and decided to make working for the state my last job (hopefully!).
Once I became vested in the state, my retirement dreams became more specific – not only was I looking forward to retirement, but I began looking forward to having 30 years of state service and retireing when I turned 52 years old. 52!!! Well, with the economy the way it is now, I have began to question whether or not I will be financially prepared to retire when I turn 52?!?!?!
Whether you have 5 years, 15, 25 or more, the NC Retirement System is a valuable resource. Not only do they manage our state retirement dollars, but they provide valuable tools and education to aid in our personal retirement planning and goals. In order to ensure they are using the appropriate processes and communications to adequately meet our needs, the State Retirement System is asking that each State Retirement member participate in a short survey.
The top five reasons you should take the survey:
1. It will only take 10 minutes.
2. Our feedback helps the Retirement Systems to offer services and communications that meet our needs
3. As the “users” of the retirement systems, we are in the best position to offer suggestions for improvements
4. Our feedback helps them to set goals for the future
5. They want our opinion!
So, please take 10 minutes to take this survey (I just did and it only took me 5 minutes….so either they have over-estimated the time, or I’m an over-acheiver HA-HA!! ). To begin your survey, please click here or anywhere you see the word survey.