Making the Most of Your Finances in Retirement
Done correctly, financial planning will address all the financial decisions you need and will need to make throughout your life. It will eliminate concerns and worries you might have about your financial security and not only give you peace of mind but also a sense of accomplishment and empowerment. If you have nagging questions or concerns about your financial picture now or in the future, it may be an indication that you do not have the proper planning in place.
Are You Prepared for Retirement?
It’s Important to Consider the Five Components of Financial Planning for Retirement.
Consider the questions below, and NOTE the ones that you are asking yourself and are concerned about. The more questions you have NOTED, the greater the likelihood is that you do not have the necessary plans in place for all Five Components of Financial Planning (Generating Income, Growing Wealth, Minimizing Taxes, Neutralizing Risk, Transferring Wealth).
If you’d rather “TICK” the questions on a hard copy, then feel free to download the print out this article below, for a physical copy that you can make notations on.
- Will I have enough money to last my entire lifetime?
- Which accounts should I be drawing money from, and which should I let grow?
- How much money can I be spending freely without worrying that I’m spending too much?
- How do I turn my assets into regular, automatic cash flow that I don’t have to be managing
- Are my investments in “the right places”?
- Am I getting the returns I need to meet my needs over my lifetime?
- Am I getting the advice I need? Am I paying too much in fees?
- Do I have too much money at risk and should I be worried if the stock market crashes?
- Is my money working for me or can I get better returns without taking more risk?
- Do I have too much money in the bank getting little interest, or might I need even more liquidity?
Am I paying more in taxes than I should be?
What tax strategies am I not aware of?
How are my investment decisions affecting my taxes?
How can I avoid taxes on my Required Minimum Distribution or Social Security income?
How can I deduct charitable contributions off my taxes?
If taxes go up is there anything I should be doing now?
- How will I be affected if my spouse or whomever I financially rely on passes?
- Will my spouse or loved ones be properly “cared for” if I pass away?
- What will happen if I get sick or need to go to a nursing home? How will I be able to afford to pay for the care I might need?
- Do I have the right insurances in place? Do I need more insurance, or can I eliminate some?
- What will happen to my assets when I’m gone? Will the right people get them?
- Will probate be a problem and make it difficult for my heirs to get money I leave to them? How much will the government keep?
- Should I be gifting my assets while I am alive? Should I have a trust?
- Who will make decisions for me if I can’t?
- Do people know where my important papers are and which accounts I own so nothing gets lost?
Regardless if you’ve already retired or wondering if you’re ready to…if these questions make you feel unsettled, you have to look for financial strategies to get you to the place you need to be. Feel free to give us a call at 866- US Senior (866-877-3646) to eliminate your financial worries and concerns so you can start MaxAMAZING Your Retirement™.