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Four things you can do to prepare for retirement

Pension & retirement

20 June 2023

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Andy Doble

Are you prepared for retirement?

Do you often review your finances? Or are you one of those people who just hope for the best? Although managing finances may not be the most exciting activity, keeping track of your funds can make a significant difference to your life, both now and in the future.

Independent Financial Adviser, Andy Doble outlines how proper planning now can set you up for the retirement you deserve.

 

The top four things you can do to prepare for retirement:

1) Prepare a budget

One of the most important things you can do is to create a realistic budget that will help you track your expenses and income. This will allow you to identify any areas where you can cut back and save more money for retirement. By tracking your spending and income, you can create a plan that helps you save for a comfortable retirement.

 

2) Consider pension decumulation options

As you approach retirement age, it’s essential to explore the various ways you can convert your pension savings into a retirement income. There are several options available, such as annuities, income drawdown and immediate vesting personal pensions. Seeking professional financial advice will help you understand your options better and make informed decisions about how to access your pension.

 

3) Review asset allocation

As retirement approaches, it’s essential to reduce exposure to higher-risk assets such as equities. By reviewing your asset allocation, you can adjust your investments to make sure you have a well- diversified portfolio that is designed to provide steady income for your retirement years.

 

4) Review your plan regularly

Regularly reviewing your progress is crucial to ensure you are ready for retirement and make the necessary adjustments if needed. Changes in your income, expenses or the financial climate may require you to adjust your plan.

By following these four tips, you can set yourself on a path to financial security for your retirement years.

 

Time to start thinking about your retirement options?

By planning ahead and taking the necessary steps, you can ensure that you have a comfortable retirement and enjoy the fruits of your labour. To tell us about your retirement goals and how we can help you, please contact us.

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Disclaimer

THE VALUE OF YOUR INVESTMENTS CAN GO DOWN AS WELL AS UP AND YOU MAY GET BACK LESS THAN YOU INVESTED.

THE TAX TREATMENT IS DEPENDENT ON INDIVIDUAL CIRCUMSTANCES AND MAY BE SUBJECT TO CHANGE IN FUTURE.

A PENSION IS A LONG TERM INVESTMENT. THE FUND VALUE MAY FLUCTUATE AND CAN GO DOWN. YOUR EVENTUAL INCOME MAY DEPEND ON THE SIZE OF THE FUND AT RETIREMENT, FUTURE INTEREST RATES AND TAX LEGISLATION.

 

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