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Mason City (641)423-1600 Change Location

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Mason City Change Location

2601 4th Street SW
Mason City, IA 50401

Tel.(641)423-1600

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Monday-Thursday: 9:00am - 4:00pm
Friday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
Sat: 9:00am - 12:00pm
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How can we help?

We will review your financial situation to analyze income, asset, and tax planning implications involved with your upcoming retirement.

How much do I need to save?

Experts suggest that you need 75-85% of your pre-retirement income to maintain your lifestyle throughout retirement. We help you determine your income needs and develop a plan together to meet those needs. We understand that no two situations are the same and develop a plan uniquely tailored to your goals.

Saving for Retirement

When the Social Security retirement income system was created in the 1930s, it was designed to provide a partial retirement income supplement. Today, the average Social Security retirement benefit is approximately $1,250 per month, or $15,000 per year. The amount of annual living expenses not covered by Social Security or income sources such as a pension or rental income is often referred to as your "income gap." If you start your retirement benefits at age 62, your monthly benefit amount may be reduced by as much as 30%. Thanks to what the Social Security Administration calls "delayed retirement credits," benefits increase 8% each year you delay receiving Social Security -- up to age 70. So waiting until you reach age 70 means as much as a third more income for life.

Products provided by First Citizens Trust & Investment Services are not insured by the FDIC, are not deposits of the bank and are not guaranteed by this institution; and, are subject to investment risks, including possible loss of the principal invested. Please note that neither First Citizens Bank nor the First Citizens Trust & Investment Services Department provide tax or legal advice. You should always consult an attorney along with a tax professional to determine how to prepare the best estate plan for your situation.

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