3 Simple Steps to Get Ready for Retirement

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When you’re preparing for your retirement, there are a lot of factors to consider. It’s tempting to put your retirement plan on autopilot once you’ve made that plan, but in this episode, I explore 3 simple but important steps you can take to make the most of your retirement investment.

Step 1: Explore Your Pension Options

Many overlook the impact of pension decisions on retirement income. When you consider all of your pension options, you can get a clearer picture of what might be the best way to utilize that pension instead of just approaching it the traditional way. By utilizing your company’s pension calculator, you can uncover potentially substantial additional funds.

Step 2: Project Your Social Security

Understanding your Social Security benefits and the different scenarios that are available to you in terms is another important step towards optimizing your retirement income. Instead of relying on the general numbers and assumptions everyone makes, diving into your personalized Social Security estimate can give you better information to make decisions that fit your needs.

Step 3: Don’t Make a Budget

It sounds counterintuitive, but the reality is that many people underestimate their actual spending as they forecast their retirement lifestyle. Time and again, retirees report their spending habits in retirement aren’t actually that much different than they were before retirement. By examining your actual spending habits from the past 12 months, you can gain insights into your true financial needs and create a sustainable & accurate plan for retirement.

Taking control of your finances and understanding your options is critically important to making the most of your retirement. Watch the full episode today on the Mr. Retirement YouTube page. Subscribe to receive new episodes every Wednesday.


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