ING Introduces Retirement Planning Web Site

ING launched to help people make informed decisions about retirement, while allowing them to consult with a retirement professional if they want personal guidance.

ING said a key attribute of the Web site is its clear language.   

Visitors to have three main choices when navigating from the home page: they can answer three basic questions to get advice targeted to their retirement needs; choose from a second menu of choices such as “Learn the Basics,” “Ready to Invest,” or “Talk to Someone;” or they can browse according to “life-stage” options such as “Starting a New Job,” “Between Jobs,” “Family Changes,” or “Considering a Rollover.” Each page focuses on a particular learning point and offers visuals and interactive components to help teach each idea.  

The Web site launch coincides with the release of a study by the ING Retirement Research Institute, which found Americans want control and empowerment of their money, but the expectation is that their employers, advisers and financial providers will help guide them (see Employees Want Help to Get in Control of Retirement Savings).