Today, as you try to figure out a safe money retirement income strategy, you’ve got a lot to consider:
- The market goes up, and the market goes down. Will it be down when you need to sell some of the assets in your retirement fund? How can you control your financial future when Wall Street is absolutely unpredictable?
- What about inflation and taxes? What if you put your money into safe CDs, only to get clobbered by inflation? Will higher taxes give you less money to spend in retirement – just when the cost of everything is going up due to increasing inflation?
- How can you plan your withdrawals if you can’t know for sure how long you’ll live? Over the last century, life expectancy in this country has mostly gone up. How can you be sure your retirement savings won’t run out before you do? And what’s your Plan B if your money does run out?
If you don’t have answers to these questions, join the club! These are the challenges we all face when planning for our retirement, but there are proven strategies that can guarantee you can put these challenges behind you. [Read more…] “Trading a Pension for Tension: Why You Need a Safe Money, Guaranteed Income Strategy for Retirement”
The #1 retirement fear of Americans is running out of money. AARP reports that 50% of Americans share that fear.
And with good reason, because the average 65-year-old (the average retirement age in the US is 61) will outlive his or her savings by almost a decade, according to the World Economic Forum. Unfortunately, many will be forced to choose between putting food on the table or paying for life-saving medicine and may end up being dependent on their children.
We spend our working years hustling to build up our retirement nest egg. We assume that when we retire, we’ll supplement Social Security by withdrawing some of the principal. But no one can give us surefire guidance on how much we can safely take from our nest egg each year. In fact, William Sharpe, winner of the 1990 Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences, said retirement income planning is “the hardest and nastiest problem in finance.”
How long will your money last in retirement?
[Read more…] “How to Avoid Depleting Your Retirement Nest Egg”
Jason is 53 years old and just changed jobs. He’s facing two retirement planning dilemmas…
- He has $830,000 in his 401(k) from his previous job and wants to move it where it gives him more guarantees that he and his wife, Julie, won’t outlive their money in retirement.
- He had been putting $19,000 a year into his old 401(k) and wants to continue socking away that much. But in the last couple of years he experienced several downsides to 401(k)s that have soured him on the idea of continuing down that path.
The Five 401(k) Drawbacks Jason Discovered…
Drawback #1: When the pandemic hit, Jason’s employer stopped doing any matching contributions, which had been a big incentive for him. He’d forgotten the employer match isn’t guaranteed.
Drawback #2: As Jason gets closer to retiring, he has much less of an appetite for risk and volatility. What if the market crashes again shortly before he plans to retire in 14 years at age 67?
He’d been saving diligently in a 401(k) for 29 years already, and his average annual return had been less than 6%! Sheesh! All those sleepless nights and heart-stopping crashes… for less than 6% a year?!? He wondered if a monkey throwing darts couldn’t have done better than that… [Read more…] “How to Trade In Your 401(k) for an Increasing Guaranteed Income for Life”
Would it surprise you to know that the #1 retirement fear is running out of money – a fear shared by fully half of Americans? That’s according to a recent study by the Aegon Center for Longevity.
People are deathly afraid of running out of money in retirement for good reason, experts say…
Over the last 40 years, there has been a dramatic shift away from company pension plans that promised workers a certain amount of money every month in retirement for as long as they lived.
Instead, there’s been a seismic shift toward do-it-yourself, cross-your-fingers, hope-and-pray retirement planning strategies like 401(k)s and IRAs. [Read more…] “How to Never Run Out of Money in Retirement – the Solution Top Experts Recommend”