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RETIREMENT PLAN INVESTOR

Use your plan ID (available on your account statement) to determine which employer-sponsored retirement plan website to use:

IF YOUR PLAN ID BEGINS WITH IRK, BRK, 1, 2 OR 754

Visit americanfunds.com/retire

IF YOUR PLAN ID BEGINS WITH 34 OR 135

Visit myretirement.americanfunds.com

Where should I live when I retire?

Choose your own retirement adventure.

Planning retired life is kind of like planning a vacation. You need a budget, an itinerary and, of course, a destination. Deciding where you plan to live is often the first step to refining your retirement goals. Setting the stage can help you get strategic about your lifestyle for decades to come.

Know yourself
Do you thrive in a city with loads of cultural activities? Prefer nature to traffic and noise? Maybe you want to live closer to your children and grandchildren. Prioritizing how you plan to spend your time can help you zero in on the right location.

Research local resources
When you consider a new place, think about things like public transportation, quality health care, cost of living, weather forecasts and crime rates. Spending a good chunk of vacation time in your desired location or in a popular spot to retire is a good way to become familiar with the surroundings.

If you’re dreaming of moving to another country, understand that country’s laws and regulations for expats who live, work and buy or rent property.

Consider taking it down a notch
You may love your current community but hate shoveling snow or mowing the lawn. It could be that the house seems too big for your lifestyle, or you worry about affording it. Downsizing now can mean you have more money for travel, continuing education or starting a passion project. Compare your home equity to prices for condos, retirement communities and smaller single-family homes in the area where you plan to live.

Stay home
Want to live happily ever after right where you are? That’s fine, but be practical. You’ll need to be sure your current space can adapt to your future needs. From widening doors or installing accessibility ramps, to finding home care or maintenance services, consult now with family, interior designers and health-care providers to make your place more senior-friendly.

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Learn about Capital Group and find resources to get you started.

Who we are

One of the world's largest investment managers, we've helped investors succeed by remaining true to our values and approach. We believe in a distinctive way of managing money, an emphasis on research, a long-term view and the recognition of the power of relationships.

What we do

Capital Group offers a variety of investment options to help you pursue your objectives — including American Funds, one of the largest mutual fund families in the U.S.

Where to find our funds

Your financial professional can tell you more about American Funds. Or, you can purchase our funds yourself through an online broker.

Important questions to consider

Whether you are collaborating with a financial professional or figuring out your own finances, these questions can help get you started.

  • What are the tax implications of moving abroad?

  • Should I be making changes to my investments or retirement portfolio because of my plans?

  • Will I have sufficient funds to stay in my current home when I retire?

The value of guidance

A financial professional can work with you to define your goals and create a plan to help make them a reality. From establishing a budget to selecting investments to riding out market shifts, an advisor can help you make decisions based on your specific situation.

Looking for a financial professional?

Our locator tool can help you find professionals in your area.

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Investors should carefully consider investment objectives, risks, charges and expenses. This and other important information is contained in the fund prospectuses and summary prospectuses, which can be obtained from a financial professional and should be read carefully before investing.

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