Enjoy smooth sailing in retirement with proper income planning.
Income planning for retirement can be daunting because there’s a lot to learn and for many people the information is new. Whether you’re just beginning your retirement journey or it’s already underway, you may be skeptical about whether you’ll have enough retirement income to maintain your preferred lifestyle.
There are three major phases in managing retirement income:
- The accumulation phase
- The distribution phase
- The preservation or transfer phase
Preparing for retirement may require a shift in mindset and knowing the difference between retirement savings and retirement income. Prior to retirement, your financial life was dictated by your paycheck. Once you retire, however, you can no longer rely on a paycheck, which means you must find other sources of income. You’ve worked hard to save for retirement and now it’s time to create additional income from what you’ve saved. Although it can be a challenge, it’s also a great opportunity to grow your money beyond what you’ve saved — and that’s usually made easier by enlisting the help of a financial services professional.
We’ll work with you to uncover various opportunities and concerns of each phase. Additionally, we’ll walk you through:
- Determining how much retirement income you’ll need
- Estimating how long your current income plan may last
- Calculating how much additional income you may need
- Evaluating your additional income sources
Because taxes play a major role in any retirement income planning process, we utilize tax advantaged vehicles to help accomplish your retirement income goals, such as traditional IRAs, Roth IRAs, 401(k)s, and IRA rollovers.
While the numerous options for your retirement savings may seem overwhelming, all of us at Great Life Planning are here to help you make sense of it all.
We do not provide legal or tax advice and you should consult an attorney or tax advisor for such advice.