We all know there are no guarantees in life, but, just like how making a game plan before a trip you’re taking or a big celebration for a family holiday can help things run smoothly, so does creating a game plan for retirement. It’s critical that you start thinking about planning for your retirement as early as possible. A good game plan gives you an edge and helps motivate you to meet your goals for the prize at the end—financial freedom in retirement.
What Should You Include in Your Retirement Game Plan?
- Your Retirement Goal: First, you should think about how much money you need every month to live a lifestyle that makes you feel fulfilled and comfortable. Many people work for decades to build their retirement fund and then are unsure of how to budget it out. A financial planning expert can help you to determine how much you need every month in the form of your “retirement paycheck” and then go from there.
- Your Investments and Allocation: A retirement game plan does not just include how you will save money through strategic investments, but also how allocation will shift as you go from saving mode to spending mode. A financial planner can help you to determine the best place for your investments now and in the future. Depending on how aggressive your retirement goals are, you may also need to have a higher-risk portfolio in order to keep growing your money sufficiently to cover the cost of your lifestyle. However, that is completely possible with the right wealth management service.
- Protecting Your Assets: There are many variables that can impact your wealth, and asset protection measures are designed to ensure it is as safe as possible. Long-term care needs, taxes, the loss of income and other scenarios can all affect your financial health. Asset protection planning can help to forecast some of these events and get you access to capital when the worst happens.
- Your Legacy: Finally, your retirement game plan should also include estate planning documents that dictate what will happen to your assets when you are no longer here to use them or enjoy them.
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