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With just a few quick steps, you can be on your way to achieving your retirement goals.

Think planning is hard? It doesn’t have to be.

We all want to have a financially sound future while avoiding common pitfalls and missteps along the way. Your plan can provide assistance and insight into the challenges we all face when trying to save for retirement, and the some of the best ways to help overcome them.

Here are some ways to get going—and keep going—toward your goal of retirement readiness.

Achieve retirement success

Get StartedJoin the Deferred Compensation Plan

If you haven’t already joined the Alameda County Deferred Compensation Plan, what are you waiting for? Enroll now, and create your online account to view your investment options, explore customized planning tools and more.

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Get a StrategySave the way that makes sense for you

After how much you save, financial professionals often say that how you invest is the most critical factor that can help you meet your goals. Whether you're a do-it-yourself or would prefer some help, there are tools and options to help you invest and diversify most effectively. While you're considering your investment options, consider GoalMaker®, an asset allocation program that helps you choose your investments quickly and easily—and can help you stay on track during your retirement planning years. It's available at no additional cost to Alameda County Deferred Compensation Plan participants.

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Get RollingSimplify by consolidating your accounts

Do you have other retirement accounts? Rolling them into your Alameda County Deferred Compensation Plan account could offer a number of benefits. To find out if this strategy is right for you, talk to Empower.

Call 800-249-2430800-249-2430 for help consolidating.

Keep Your Money InvestedYour money can stay in the plan

If you’re retiring or leaving your job at Alameda County, the money you have invested in the Deferred Compensation Plan can stay in your account—which means you can still enjoy the great benefits the plan offers you.

Talk to a registered financial guidance professional about your options after your Alameda County service ends.

GoalMaker’s model allocations are based on generally accepted financial theories that take into account the historic returns of different asset classes. But, of course, past performance of any investment does not guarantee future results. Participants should consider their other assets, income and investments (e.g. equity in a home, Social Security benefits, individual retirement plan investments, etc.) in addition to their interest in the plan, to the extent those items are not taken into account in the model. Participants should also periodically reassess their GoalMaker investments to make sure their model portfolio continues to correspond to their changing attitudes and retirement time horizon.

Consider all your options and their features and fees before moving money between accounts. Funds rolled into a governmental 457 plan from another type of plan or account may still be subject to the 10% early withdrawal penalty if taken before age 59½.

Alameda County Deferred Compensation Plan Plan Resources & Quick Actions


Get contact information for your financial guidance professionals and plan administrators.

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Register to review your account details.

Create an online account


View account details, customized planning tools and more.

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