Retirement Planning and importance of Retirement Plans
Savings and investments should be part of a monthly budget even when young or just starting a career.
You cannot save enough if you are waiting until your late 30's before thinking about savings and investments. Then credit cards and loans will drag the savings with added responsibilities like marriage, children, care of parents, etc.
SIMILAR ARTICLES & IDEAS:
...is the process which provides you a framework for achieving your life goals in a systematic and planned way by avoiding shocks and surprises.
It’s a statement wherein you can jot down your assets and liabilities.
Early retirement is not defined as when you stop working forever, but as having the freedom and flexibility that saving up enough money can give you if you want to leave a job....
A good early retirement strategy is built on maximizing three aspects: Income, expenses, and savings.
To build your early retirement strategy, you need to determine your retire early or financial independence (FI) number. It is the amount of money you need for work to become optional. Be aware that the number will (and should) change as you change, and your desired lifestyle evolves.
Based on a series of papers known as the Trinity Studies, you need to save 25-30 times your expected annual expenses to have enough money to last you for the rest of your life.
This multiple is based on the percentage of your investment growth that you would be able to withdraw per year. A safe early retirement withdrawal percentage is between 3%-4%.
Old age typically brings medical problems and increased healthcare expenses.
Living out your retirement years in comfort while also covering your medical expenses may turn out to be a burden too large to bear.
Without a well-planned retirement nest egg, you may be forced to liquidate your assets in order to cover your expenses during your retirement years.