What exactly is retirement planning?

Most of us would like to retire comfortably, but what exactly does that mean? The answers to that questions are as numerous as there are people on the planet. In the simplest sense, retirement planning is the planning you do to be prepared for life after paid work ends (or decreases). Therefore, retirement planning is the process of determining what your retirement income goals look like and how to pursue those goals.

A holistic approach to retirement planning considers not only the income and expense sources you will have, but what your lifestyle choices will look like. Where do you want to life? How are you going to spend your time in retirement? When to completely quit working and whether or not you will be helping out aging parents or grandchildren all come into play when planning for your retirement.

The complexity and time required in building a successful retirement plan can make the whole process seem nothing short of daunting. However, it can often be done with a little homework, a long-term commitment and an attainable savings and investment plan. Give us a call and let’s put together a plan to help work towards your retirement goal.