Planning for retirement has drastically changed the last couple of decades. In the past, most Americans could rely on pensions and Social Security to provide the income they needed in retirement, unfortunately, this is no longer the case. There is now a greater responsibility on the individual to develop their own retirement income plan. One of the most important things to incorporate into your retirement plan is how to manage these three risks to your retirement income.
Inflation can have a particularly negative effect on your retirement fund. With the increasing cost of goods and services, it can be difficult to properly prepare for rising costs. It is better to over prepare, then to find yourself without the necessary funds.
Health Care Expenses
It is important to have a plan for what you will do for health care expenses. The decisions of whether you will rely on Medicare, private insurance, pay out of pocket, or a combination of the three needs to be made long before you retire. Having a separate savings plan specifically for health care expenses should be a conversation you have with your financial advisor.
When developing your retirement plan it is important that you plan for living longer than you think you will. Your retirement income plan should last as long as your retirement does. Statistically, about half the population will live longer than the life expectancy so it is important to not underestimate.
It is never too early to start planning for retirement. Contact a financial advisor at Mohr Financial Group and start saving for your retirement today!