Lifecycle Planning Retirement planning strategies for every stage of your life
Retirement Planning â€˘ Retirement planning is not an isolated, onetime event â€˘ Saving and investing strategies should be adapted to reflect changing goals and circumstances as individuals move throughout their life.
Retirement Planning Strategies For Your 20s • Make retirement planning a priority • I’ve got plenty of time until retirement, and I don’t have much disposable income right now, so I’ll set up a retirement savings plan in a few years,” is the mindset of many 20-somethings
Retirement Planning Strategies For Your 20s â€˘ An IRA started at age 22 that accumulates $5000 by age 25 with no further investment will yield $54,787 at age 65. (6% interest rate compounded) â€˘ An IRA started at age 32 that accumulates $5000 by age 35, will yield only $30,113 at age 65. (with the same criteria as the first example)
The Rule of 72 Money approximately doubles in the number of years equal to 72 divided by the return generated. So if you earn 6 percent a year on your savings, your money would double in about 12 years (72 / 6 = 12). Each decade that is delayed in saving for retirement could cost you the opportunity to double your money.
Retirement Planning Strategies For Your 30s The 30s often represent a time of greater earning potential. Individuals start to advance in their careers and move up the corporate ladder.
30s However, they may also have started a family and assumed more financial responsibilities: a mortgage, life insurance, multiple car payments, and all of the expenses involved in raising children.
30s â€˘ Set financial priorities â€˘ Maintain consistency in making retirement plan contributions â€˘ Increase the contributions as income rises
30s â€˘ Eventually, you may reach the annual contribution limits allowed by law for qualified retirement plans like IRAs and employersponsored 401(k) plans. â€˘ In this instance, you may want to consider alternate retirement planning vehicles that feature higher contribution limits (or no limits at all)
Retirement Planning Strategies For Your 40s Income may be greater Financial responsibilities may also be greater • children’s college education • helping care for aging parents
40s Keep your eye on the goal Donâ€™t push retirement to the back of the line Look into Roth IRAs
The 50s: Approaching the Finish Line The 50s often represent the peak earning years Opportunity for one last push to save as much money as possible before retiring Shift the asset allocation mix to help preserve the assets in a retirement plan
Retirement Planning Strategies For Your 60s Manage your savings and investments in a way that will help protect, rather than grow, your income and principal Begin planning your retirement budget Plan for future cost of health care Factor in the effects of inflation
Retirement Planning Strategies For Your 70s Budgeting and Portfolio Distribution Balance your monthly budget needs with your long-term future requirements Consider whether to take a set amount each month or a percentage of balance
70s Working in retirement Times have changed Many older Americans are continuing to work
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Published on Oct 15, 2012
Retirement planning is not an isolated, onetime event Saving and investing strategies should be adapted to reflect changing goals and circum...