It might feel like retirement is still a distant idea on the horizon, but it's never too early to start planning. Ensuring that you have enough money to comfortably enjoy your retirement is essential, and should be an important part of your everyday budget.
Ensuring your financial security into retirement can be complex, but it's important to get the basics right first. Before you start getting into the nitty gritty of shares, bonds, pensions and super, consider the simple things first so that you can work toward achieving simplicity in retirement.
How many people do you know that are able to retire by 65? I ask this because I bet you know far fewer people that are able to retire by 50, right? The reason for this is because most people are nowhere near a stress free retirement at age 50. In most cases, people in their 50's are still working a full time job and have still have a decade or more of saving and investments to take part in. It is because of this that I am going to give you 3 tips to retire by 50 and have a lifetime of wealth.
There are millions of people living in America who are going through rough financialfutures when it comes to planning their retirement. Today, medical technologyis stronger and more prominent than ever. Because of this, people are livinglonger and aren't able to sustain themselves financially anymore. As you cansee, many people are stuck between a rock and a hard place. Below, we are goingto provide you with a few reasons and examples for why benefiting later willleave you a lot better off than retiring earlier.
When someone heads towards retirement or has just retired, the person looks for ways to save as much as he can. If you belong to this group, like others your savings can also dwindle. As you stop earning on a regular basis, money becomes tighter than ever before. However, that doesn’t mean that you need to live a life of poverty. All you need to live a frugal life to ensure a tension-free and debt-free living for the rest of your life. If you can ensure frugality in your life, then you can fulfill your fascinations like holidaying or occasional partying with your peers too.
Is it worth buying an annuity in retirement? This is a question plenty of seniors will now be asking as they come up to the time when they have to retire from work. The reason why so many are even posing this conundrum is that annuity rates have fallen sharply in the past few months. In fact they have been falling steadily for the past two decades. In 1990 they stood at around 12%, so if you at age 65 had a £100,000 retirement pension pot you could have then converted that into an annuity income of £12,000 per year, very nice. Those days are long gone, now you would be lucky to get £6,000 on a level annuity. Remember also that whilst annuities rates have halved in twenty years, inflation has nearly doubled. No wonder so many seniors are asking it is worth buying an annuity at all. If you are thinking about not investing in a pension then is also worth taking a look at the alternatives.