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Retirement Planning

If planning for retirement sounds like a frightening idea, you're not alone. There is a great deal of under-preparedness for retirement among Americans, leading to one of the most significant issues: knowing where to start. It doesn’t have to be a scary process but without the prudent guidance, you might not make the most of what you have.

Retirement planning is not just a one-time event. Research and time are crucial to this process. Yet, many people don't have the time to devote to retirement planning. Working with the professionals at Delphi Wealth Management can take the guesswork and burden out of the planning process.

What Is Retirement Planning?

A retirement plan is a way of adjusting your financial plan now to ensure you enjoy the lifestyle you are used to after you retire. No matter how much money you make, retirement planning is an essential part of your financial life, and it needs proper attention if you want to retire comfortably. Preparing for your retirement now offers the best chance of ensuring your financial security.

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What Does Retirement Planning Involve?

Retirement planning involves more than investment performance. Making informed decisions about everything from your savings to your health insurance and even how much life insurance you need and how to pay for it is part of the retirement planning process.

A good retirement plan considers many factors, including how much money you might need when you intend to retire, your current savings and investment position, and future employment plans. However, retirement planning isn't just for senior citizens. If you're young, it's crucial to think about how you'll prepare to retire someday and what financial goals you'll want to accomplish in the future.

Think of your retirement plan as a road map to your future. It can help you figure out how much money you'll need for your golden years and show you ways to get there. More people are working into their 60s, so if you're thinking about retiring at 65-or, even 70-a, a retirement plan can help ensure that you save more.

Who Should Have A Retirement Plan?

It's pretty straightforward: just about everyone should have a retirement plan. Your retirement planning and savings should help you gain a sense of security knowing you and your family will be comfortable even after you stop working. Remember that retirement planning doesn’t just happen, it begins with you.

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When Should I Start Planning For Retirement?

In the current economic climate, and with companies not guaranteeing pensions like they once did, now is a great time to start planning for retirement. Even though there is no time like the present, don’t be put off by however old you are now. Whether the present for you is your teens, twenties or forties, putting a plan together makes it much more likely that you will have something to live on when you retire. 

Social Security and pensions are under attack, and the average lifespan is increasing, so early retirement planning is essential. In light of this, you should have a retirement fund, and save money in interest-bearing accounts (or even better, invest in mutual funds).

Is It Too Late For Me To Make A Retirement Plan?

The good news is that it's never too late to start planning retirement. Whether you're in your twenties or fifties, this is the right time to do it.

As you approach retirement, the future seems fraught with uncertainty for many people. This can be a disruptive and distressing time. However, there is a way to hit the ground running as you enter your next phase of life.

Being ready with a retirement plan that includes enough to live on and do the things you’ve always wanted gives you something to look forward to and save for. 

Remember that the whole point of investing for retirement is to have a steady income stream throughout your life. It is well worth ensuring that you are getting this income in the most optimal way possible; there are many options, and we can help you navigate them.

Contact Delphi Wealth Management today to get on track!

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