6 Quick Tips For Your Retirement Planning
19 Sep 2016

6 quick tips for your retirement planning

How much is your retirement nest egg?

  • Ask yourself what is the standard of living you expect upon retirement.
  • A simple lifestyle would require fewer funds than a more extravagant one.
  • Think about when you wish to retire.
  • Use our FutureMe tool to estimate how much you would need.

Do you know how much you need to start saving or investing regularly?

Have you planned your expenses?

What expenses do you expect to see increase or decrease upon retirement? Rent, mortgage, debts, taxes, healthcare and insurance will affect your retirement income.

Have you planned your expenses?

If you’re not too sure about your future expenses, a Wealth Planning Manager can help provide a list of possible expenses you might face after retirement, and how these might increase or decrease.

Unforeseen challenges you might face in attaining your desired retirement

Unforeseen challenges you might face in attaining your desired retirement

Sudden illnesses or accidents may impact your retirement plans. If you have children, will you be able to concurrently support them through graduation and save for your own retirement? Will your current insurance plan be enough to protect you?

How can you cash out?

Upon retirement, would you rather draw a fixed amount regularly or receive a large sum at the start of retirement and be left to manage it on your own? You should also think about what you intend to do with the money. Do you want to stash it away, or invest it?

Have you planned for a will and decided who your beneficiaries are?

Unforeseen challenges you might face in attaining your desired retirement

Ensure that your will is updated and decide who gets power of attorney. If you should pass on unexpectedly, who will receive the remaining balance in your retirement account? And how do you want to be treated should you fall terminally ill or be rendered unconscious? Be sure that your instructions are clear and your documents are accessible in case of emergency.

Planning for retirement may seem like a daunting task, but the sooner you begin, the higher your chances are for a successful, stress-free retirement in the future. If you are unsure of what immediate steps to take, or would like assistance in mapping out effective and manageable retirement plans, make an appointment with your Wealth Planning Manager or visit any of our branches.


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This article is meant for information only and should not be relied upon as financial advice. Before making any decision to buy, sell or hold any investment or insurance product, you should seek advice from a financial adviser regarding its suitability.

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