Retirement planning is the ongoing process of helping you reach your goals and vision for retirement without sacrificing your current lifestyle or risking the possibility of running out of money in your lifetime.
Retirement planning broadly encompasses both the preparations you make before retirement and your annual strategies during retirement, but we typically transition to Retirement Income Planning once you enter your golden years.
When We Engage In Retirement Planning, We Focus On:
- Mapping your plans for how you’ll achieve your goals
- Tracking and evaluating your progress
- Adjusting and improving your strategies when necessary
- Planning how you’ll use your savings to generate income
- Tax planning to reduce your tax liability before and during retirement
- Optimizing your Social Security strategies and other income source
Why Do You Need Retirement Planning?
Retirement is one of the most important milestones in your life, and it takes decades to prepare for. Rather than listening to generic advice on how much of your paycheck to save or how to invest your retirement savings to get the returns you want, your retirement planning should take into account your unique money habits, goals, needs, and resources.
Retirement planning is important for anyone, but it’s especially important for earners who have irregular income sources, such as stock options, bonuses, commissions, or fluctuations in business revenue. Without consistency, you have to be more deliberate about your savings strategies for future goals and unexpected expenses.
Benefits Of Retirement Planning
Because planning for retirement takes so many years of diligent saving and proper investment management, it’s important to know that your decisions are sound and strategic. Rather than saving a percentage of your paycheck and “hoping for the best,” retirement planning clarifies the steps you need to take to realize your goals—steps that will one day result in a very real lifestyle.
Retirement planning also provides clarity on how likely you are to reach your goals. Once you enact a plan and implement the necessary steps, you can track your progress and the likelihood your current strategies will result in the future you want. If the progress reports aren’t showing you the results you want, you have the freedom to change and adapt.
How We Help
Retirement planning is the main focus of financial planning for most of our clients. Retirement planning is indeed a broad term that encompasses your cash flow management, your savings strategies, your investment management, your tax strategies, and your future income planning. With our Family Office, we’re able to provide all these services and more so your retirement plan is simple and streamlined.
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