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  • Published: April 16, 2021
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APA Zimmermann, S. (2022, November 21). Partners with Nationwide Retirement Institute to Host Free Retirement Planning Webinar. Retrieved June 10, 2023, from

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Chicago Zimmermann, Sheena. " Partners with Nationwide Retirement Institute to Host Free Retirement Planning Webinar." Last modified November 21, 2022. will hold a free retirement planning webinar on April 28, 2021, at 11 a.m. EST.

Host Roberta Eckert, a vice president of the Nationwide Retirement Institute, will draw on her more than 27 years of retirement planning experience to provide helpful tips for securing guaranteed income in retirement.

During the 45-minute webinar, you can expect:

  • An in-depth look at Social Security benefits
  • Information on how to fill income gaps during retirement
  • Access to free, customized retirement analysis reports

Eckert has helped thousands of clients navigate the changing and challenging world of retirement planning. She holds CRPC, CLTC, RCC, CHSA and RICP designations as well as FINRA licenses. She specializes in retirement income planning and distribution and long-term care.

Take Charge of Your Retirement

Many Americans believe they can meet their retirement lifestyle needs with Social Security payments alone, but too often, they are not saving enough to cover costs for the rest of their lives.

The result: an income gap, or discrepancy between actual income and expenses.

On average, retired workers can expect to receive $1,543 monthly in 2021, or $18,516 annually, from their Social Security benefits, according to January 2021 estimates from the Social Security Administration.

However, older households spend an average of $45,756 annually, roughly $3,800 monthly on expenses, including housing, transportation, food and health care, according to a 2016 Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) report.

Beyond mortgage payments and grocery costs, retirees often face additional, substantial expenses such as long-term care. Medicare does not typically cover long-term nursing home stays, so families could be left paying an estimated $4,000 monthly for assisted living or more than $8,000 monthly for skilled nursing needs.

Developing a plan to cover costs — and putting that plan into action early on — can help you optimize your savings and anticipate shortfalls.

Who Should Attend This Webinar?

Regardless of your age and income level, if you plan to retire someday, you may benefit from the savings tips in this webinar.

The information can be especially helpful if you are:

  • Nearing or entering retirement
  • Questioning when to trigger your Social Security benefits
  • Concerned about health care costs
  • Seeking guaranteed lifetime income
  • Aiming to grow and preserve wealth
  • Aspiring to leave a legacy

Planning for retirement can be overwhelming. This webinar is designed to explain some of the greatest risks to retirees and guide you through options that are available to you.

Don’t miss your chance to get free financial tips directly from a retirement planning expert with over 27 years of financial industry experience.

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Last Modified: November 21, 2022

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  2. Social Security Administration. (2021, January). Understanding the Benefits. Retrieved from
  3. U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. (2018, April). Consumer Expenditures in 2016. Retrieved from