Retirees face some big financial risks that can devastate their retirement security. A solid plan for creating monthly income should recognize this fact, and then seek to manage risks.
Below is information about what I call The 3 Big Risks: Timing, Inflation and Longevity risks. Seeking to manage these is a key to enjoying greater retirement security and making your income last.
Would you want to leave your retirement security to chance?
The reality is, that simply being unlucky in the timing of your retirement - just picking a year to retire that's a bad one for stocks - can be the difference between your income continuing for years and years, or running out early. Don't leave your retirement security to good luck or bad.
Molly and Sandra are the same age, have the same amount of savings and are taking the same monthly income. How is it that Sandra loses $416,000 compared to Molly in only 4 years? Watch the movie! Don't leave your retirement security to good luck, or bad.
The video below explains why you should take steps to manage Timing Risk with The Income for Life Model®.
The effect of rising prices can threaten a retiree's standard of living. For example, in 1980, the average price of a new car was $7,210. By 1989, it had increased to $15,400. And in 2017, the average new car cost $33,560. At a 3% rate of inflation, a retiree loses 25% of his or her purchasing power every ten years.*
Your strategy for creating retirement income must seek to keep your income on pace with inflation.
No retiree stops needing money. So a good question to contemplate is, "How long could my retirement last?" Think about the oldest person you know? Is he or she over 80? or 90? The fact is, a married couple age 65 has a 25% chance that the surviving spouse will live to age 98!*
Your strategy for creating retirement income should provide a "floor" of monthly income you can't outlive.
*Source: USA Today, For your retirement planning, count on living until age 95, 10/5/2016
No retiree stops needing income. And no retiree can know in advance which financial risks may threaten their standard-of-living.
Don't confront retirement without a plan for monthly income. The Income for Life Model® helps you manage The 3 Big Risks™.
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