Retirement planning for the 21st century


When you reach retirement age you will likely have Social Security income and maybe a pension but you have to wonder if that will be enough? Will you need to supplement your retirement income? Will you continue to live in your current accommodation or will you move? Do you want to travel? These questions and many more will need to be answered in preparation for your retirement.

Retirement planning should start as soon as you start your first job, but most of us are too busy raising a family to think of anything so distant. Besides, we have a lot of time.

It’s hard to think about retirement when wondering where to find the best daycare for your baby. But now is the best time to look at your retirement or 401 (K) plan at work and contribute as much as you are allowed or can afford each pay period.

What is retirement planning? It is the effort you make to make sure you have enough money to live comfortably after you stop working and want to relax. There is nothing complicated about it, but it can be extremely difficult to create and start a reasonable retirement plan.

As soon as you can, you should start investing a percentage of your salary for your retirement. These investments can be in pre-tax or after-tax dollars. Use a mix of IRAs, mutual funds, stocks, bonds, money market, or other investment vehicles that your financial advisor might suggest. The secret and the goal is to make a habit of investing regularly and to resist any temptation to use the money for anything other than retirement.

If you’re older and just starting to think about retirement, there may be ways to make up for lost time. Starting at a younger age gives you more time to accumulate money, but with good investment strategies you can sometimes be successful in making enough for a comfortable retirement.

Most people can create a good retirement plan, but some might need to find a reputable financial advisor to discuss their retirement needs, develop a plan, and stick to your plan.

The new retirement strategy in the 21st century, it’s working as long as possible. Seventy could be the new sixty-five. Almost all surveys since the Great Crash of 2008 indicate that more people are planning to work longer or after retirement. Chances are, you will want or need to work for a good part of your retirement.

Retirement income will likely determine where you live, whether or not you can live out your retirement dreams, and whether or not you should continue to work. More and more men and women are embarking on a second career after retiring from a job. It takes retirement planning to a whole new level.

Source by Marshall Crum

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