Retirement is an exciting phase of life, and careful planning today can shape the way you experience it. At Washington Crossing Financial Group, we understand the importance of preparing for a secure and fulfilling retirement. Good retirement planning is a process of asking and answering a lot of questions. Our retirement advisors are here to ask those questions and help you answer them.
The retirement strategies we use at Washington Crossing Financial Group are designed to help you envision your retirement so you can plan accordingly. After that, we will stick with you to help you execute your custom retirement plan.
The first question is pretty simple: where will your retirement money come from? If you’re like most people, qualified retirement plans, Social Security, personal savings, and investments are expected to play a role. Start by estimating your monthly income from all potential sources.
Next, you will want to think about where you want to live. Explore options such as moving, downsizing, retirement communities, proximity to family, and choosing a state with lower taxes.
You also want to consider any debt you may be taking into retirement with you. Do you want to make payments? Plan on paying it off? Evaluate the impact of existing debt on your retirement, and consider potential changes in tax brackets during retirement.
No one wants to think they will end up needing long-term care or extensive medical treatment, but it happens. You will want to assess the sufficiency of Medicare coverage. Consider the potential need for long-term care and additional healthcare needs.
Inflation is a fact. Understanding it and planning for it will improve your chances of living a comfortable retirement. Use proven strategies to manage inflation risk.
Don’t just let retirement creep up on you. Try to create a vision of what you want to be doing when your 9-5 is in the rearview mirror. What do you want to be doing? Envision your ideal retirement lifestyle. Consider hobbies, travel plans, and the possibility of continuing to work.
Investing with a strong risk management strategy in place can help you create more income in retirement. Explore diverse investment vehicles tailored to your needs. Options could include:
If your financial planner isn’t a CFP, he or she could be motivated by commissions they earn on selling certain financial and insurance products. As a team of Certified Financial Planners, we take the fiduciary standard seriously and will only act and advise with your best interests at heart. Working with a financial advisor from Washington Crossing Financial Group means getting disinterested, quality advice you can count on.
Discover the possibilities and make informed decisions about your retirement. Our experts at Washington Crossing Financial Group are here to assist you in navigating through your retirement planning journey. Please reach out and schedule a complimentary consultation where we can answer your questions and, more importantly, help you ask the ones that will help you get a true vision of what you want from retirement. We can help you get there!
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