The things you see yourself doing when 9–5 no longer belongs to someone else. The places you picture yourself exploring. The people you intend to spend it all with. If you can imagine the way you want to retire, you can plan for it.
With employer pensions on the decline and uncertainty surrounding Social Security, retirement planning is more important than ever. At Shield assets , we can help you understand exactly how much you'll need to retire the way you want, and develop an income strategy to get you there. We'll look at your expenses, priorities, and goals and help you put your money to work, so you can take some well-deserved time off.
WHERE CAN RETIREMENT INCOME COME FROM?
Beyond traditional investments, here are some more places where you can find money for retirement:
* Put money away now, for a guaranteed income later with annuities.
* Aside from keeping your loved ones' financial future bright, you can use living benefits from your whole life insurance policy after you stop working.2 More about Life Insurance
* IRAs and your employer's 401(k) plan are good ways to save for retirement today. Learn more about IRAs and 401(k)s.
WHEN SHOULD I START SAVING FOR RETIREMENT?
While having a 401(k) or IRA is a great start, a solid financial plan takes a closer look at the income you have coming in, and the amount you'll need to supplement. The earlier you start planning, the longer you have to build up your savings and put your plan into action. But even if you plan on retiring in the next year or two, there's time to get prepared.