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January 28, 2015

Connect using retirement planning calculators.

Using social media platforms, such as LinkedIn, can be a great way to build and strengthen relationships. You can use "Social" to keep in touch with clients and, at the same time, entice them to work more closely with you. One of the key challenges to an effective social media campaign is having valuable content. Pacific Life is here to help. 

Sharing easy-to-use interactive calculators can give you the opportunity for multiple touch points and chances to encourage clients to take next steps toward implementing and maintaining retirement planning strategies. 

With all this in mind, Pacific Life offers four retirement planning calculators. Each is different and educates about a separate retirement income planning concept.  

  • Income & Expense Calculator – Use this calculator in or near retirement to help track current monthly expenses and monthly income.
  • Sequence of Returns Calculator – Use this calculator to see the impact of various sequences of return.
  • Inflation Calculator – Use this calculator to estimate the impact of inflation on a number of essential and discretionary goods and services.
  • Longevity Calculator – Use this calculator to estimate how long money may need to last in retirement.

Personally, I like using complex, detailed retirement planning calculators. But, I do admit, they are not always appropriate. Too much information can be overwhelming. Often, easy-to-use, conceptual tools can be best. They can educate and be used to position more comprehensive retirement programs. 

Click one of these links and give the calculator a try. I like “dragging” items into the basket on the Inflation Calculator. I think your prospects will have fun with this, too. 

All these calculators are for financial advisor and client use. The links to the calculators can be e-mailed or shared via the social media platform of your choice. They can be used on desktops or on mobile devices.

And, since there are four, you have four more opportunities to reach out and build your relationships. Share them. I think you will be glad you did.  

If you have any additional questions, please feel free to contact Retirement Strategies Group at (800)722-2333, ext. 3939, or e-mail us at




The methodology used for each calculator is approximate, intended for educational purposes, and not meant as a predictive or forecasting tool. Each calculator is not a comprehensive financial plan or strategy, and it should not be the sole means of determining such a plan or strategy. Results may vary over time based on changes to input and the tool’s underlying assumptions.

BlueRush is an independent third party that is not affiliated with Pacific Life.

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