Retirement A to Z

Retirement A to Z

Join the New York Public Library’s Thomas Yoseloff Business Center, in partnership with the Museum of American Finance, for an eight-part series on Retirement Planning. These programs are designed to introduce you to the many possible sources of retirement income and resources, including social security, medicare, pension options including 401ks, individual retirement accounts, and annuities, as well as the complex issues faced when planning for loved ones with wills and/or trusts. The series aims to provide participants with the information needed to help them secure their finances for the future.

The speakers include professionals from the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA), the Social Security Administration, the Health Insurance Counseling and Assistance Program, the  U.S. Department of Labor (EBSA), and an Elder Law attorney to guide you through the process. 

The series kicks off on Tuesday, January 24, 2023 at 12 noon with New York Times bestselling author and acclaimed financial advisor Ric Edelman and continues each Tuesday at noon through March 14, 2023. 

  • January 24 at 12 Noon Kick-Off Event, Financial Planning in the Age of Longevity, with  Ric Edelman, the nation’s most highly acclaimed financial advisor.
  • January 31 at 12 Noon Understanding Your Social Security Benefits   Vincent Scocozza reviews when you are eligible to receive retirement benefits, how early retirement affects your benefits, the requirements for spousal benefits, survivor benefits, and when you should file for Medicare. 
  • February 7 at 12 Noon  The Importance of Retirement Planning Gerri Walsh reviews the importance of compound interest and the many tax-deferred opportunities that help individuals plan for a comfortable and stress-free retirement.
  • February 14 at 12 Noon  What You Should Know About Your Retirement Plan Learn about different types of retirement plans, including defined benefit plans, and defined contribution plans such as 401k plans.
  • February 21 at 12 Noon Individual IRAs & Employer-Sponsored IRA Plans: What You Should Know  Learn how to establish your own IRA, the different types of IRAs available to you e.g. Roth, Traditional, Rollover, and how to determine which best suits your retirement objectives.
  • February 28 at 12 Noon Annuities  Learn about the general characteristics of each type of annuity and get tips and questions to ask before you buy.  
  • March 7 at 12 Noon Trust in Your Trust - Part 1 Wills & Trusts 101   Learn the differences and advantages of both Wills and Trusts.
  • March 14 at 12 Noon Trust in Your Trust - Part 2  Wills & Trusts 102  Learn about the different types and purposes of trusts as well as the important documentation for long-term care planning.  


Presented in partnership with the Museum of American FinanceMoAF