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Retirement

Retirement: A How-To

Many client families can walk into our office and can tell us precisely at what age they want to retire, and how much money they’re going to need to do so. Many people are confident about those two factors. However, when those statements end, that’s when the questions begin! These folks might know when and how much, but when pressed about what they’ll actually do in retirement, well, that’s when things start to fall apart.

How Long Will You Keep Working?

There’s a question I’m frequently asked by clients who are reaching a certain age, and I’m hearing it now especially from folks who aren’t sure about heading back into an office post-pandemic: How much longer should I work? Many folks are thinking differently about their daily working life after a year of working from home, or perhaps having to change jobs into something less fulfilling.

Life Insurance in Retirement

As we wrap our series on employee benefits, we’ve discussed that many of you have group life insurance and perhaps an additional term policy outside of work. For you, we talked about the possibility that we could save you some money if you’re over 50 and healthy. I’m sure a few of you reading this may be thinking, “Okay, I’ve done that, and there’s nothing more I need to do. I’m set. When I retire I won’t need life insurance because I’ll have saved up enough money.”

How Much Should I Save?

Well, that was a heck of a Derby! I have to say, never before can I recall a 10-day period where I got to watch pro soccer, pro baseball, the NBA playoffs, the start of college football, the Kentucky Derby and tonight, the start of NFL football!

Hitting the Reset Button

It seems to me like the whole world has just hit the reset button, sort of like when your computer is acting weird, so you just hit restart, hoping to smooth things out a little. We’ve looked for answers in Netflix. We’ve set up creative home offices. We’ve bought masks bearing the logos of our favorite sports teams while wondering when we’ll get to see them play again. We’ve accepted (some of) the things we can’t change, and we’re adjusting accordingly as best we can.

What’s Your Cash Flow Plan?

So, you’re finally planning on leaving the daily grind and putting your working days behind you – or are you..? As work-from-home orders continue in many professions, I’m hearing from more and more clients who were determined to retire on July 1, or December 31, who are now thinking they may not be completely out the door and done.

Your Lifestyle, Before and After Retiring

As folks inch closer and closer to retiring, one thing absolutely everyone asks us at some point during a meeting is, “How do I stack up to other people my age?” The reality is, it doesn’t matter how you compare to anyone else, and besides, you don’t get to automatically retire just because you’re an above average saver, or you’ve hit a certain number. Comparisons to others have no place in retirement planning. What does matter is actually planning out what your retirement will look like on a daily, mundane basis.

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