LOS ANGELES, Sept. 1, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Forty-three percent of Americans have not spoken to anyone about their retirement, and 58 percent think their financial planning needs improvement1. GOBankingRates believes everyone should have a fair shot at financial security, which is why today the company is launching its "What's Next?" initiative.
What Is "What's Next?"
"What's Next?" is a unique, new section of GOBankingRates.com that allows people to sign up for either a detailed portfolio analysis and personalized investment plan, or a free customized financial session. Visitors will be asked one easy question about their biggest financial concern, and based on their answer, they will be connected to a "What's Next?" partner that can help them best plan for and meet their financial goals.
"Studies show that adults who use an advisor feel more financially secure, are more disciplined in their planning and believe they will be happier in retirement more often that those without an advisor1," said Jeff Bartlett, president of GOBankingRates. "With most children born today expected to live past 1002, coupled with fears about Social Security running out and rising health care costs, it is vital that people start planning for future expenses and retirement as early as possible," Bartlett added.
In addition to offering the opportunity to receive a free personalized financial session or free portfolio analysis and custom investing dashboard, GOBankingRates is also publishing a range of articles on retirement and investing topics. From retirement planning and wealth-building strategies, to tips for saving money, getting out of debt, and creating an improved investment approach, over 50 planners, advisors and financial experts will share ideas to help consumers prepare for a more sound financial future.
GOBankingRates' "What's Next" Partners
GOBankingRates has teamed up with FutureAdvisor, an online financial advisor and wealth manager, and other leading FinTech companies. The first 100,000 people who sign up on GOBankingRates.com will have the opportunity to receive a free in-depth portfolio analysis and personal investment plan, or a free 15-minute financial session over the phone.
"Financial security is too important to play by ear," said Bartlett. "The goal of 'What's Next?' is to not only get people thinking about their biggest financial goals and obstacles but also help them put a concrete action plan in place to get there."
These partners can help people plan for and achieve a variety of financial goals, such as:
Creating a budget that is easy to stick to
Building and executing a retirement savings plan
Paying off credit card debt and student loans
Saving up for an emergency fund or real estate purchase
Consolidated wealth management for all of your investments
GOBankingRates.com is a leading portal for personal finance and consumer banking information, offering visitors the latest on everything from finding a good interest rate to strategies for saving money, investing for retirement and getting a loan. Its editors are regularly featured on top-tier media outlets, including U.S. News & World Report, Forbes, Business Insider, Daily Finance, Huffington Post and more. It specializes in connecting consumers with the best financial institutions and banking products nationwide.