There are five main phases of retirement:
1. Beginning the planning process
2. Implementing the plan and building the retirement fund
3. Monitoring progress
4. Approaching retirement
5. Retirement and distribution of assets
Plan your retirement |
Retirement doesn't happen overnight. Planning your retirement is the safest means of attaining your retirement goals and accumulating enough capital to ensure the quality of life you strive for.
Good planning means thinking about the following elements :- 1. The increasing likelihood that you will spend more time in retirement.
2. The desire to achieve your retirement goals.
3. The income required to pay for regular expenses.
4. The ability to save capital and increase your wealth.
Have a plan | Start with your vision for retirement. Do you want to travel? Pick up a hobby? Buy a cottage? Scale down? Once you know the lifestyle you want, work backwards to determine how much money you'll need to support that vision.
Review it regularly | Now that you have a plan, don't just shove it in a drawer. Review it annually, and as life circumstances change to make sure it matches your current goals, timeline and risk tolerance. Remember, your needs will change over time.
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