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The Importance of Your Retirement Planning

When it comes to retirement planning, there are several factors to consider to ensure that you have enough saved up to support the lifestyle you desire. Where you want to retire, how much tax you must pay, what inflation is, and the lifestyle you want will help determine your goals. But how much can you afford to save? What lifestyle do you have now?

When it comes to retirement planning, there is no one-size-fits-all approach. The best way to ensure that you have enough saved is to understand all the different options available and then make the best decision for your individual circumstances.

When should I start planning for retirement?

It is never too early or too late to start planning for retirement. There is always something that can be done to get you on the path to achieving your financial goals. The earlier you start saving for retirement, the more time your money must grow. However, even if you are close to retirement age, there are still things you can do to ensure a comfortable retirement.

I have a state pension, should I do more?

Despite the fact that you may have paid your taxes and made contributions to your state pension, this should really be looked at as a bonus. The average state pension does not pay out enough to cover the costs of living, let alone provide a comfortable retirement. This is why it’s so important that you supplement your state pension with additional savings and investments.

What mistakes do people often make when planning for a retirement plan?

People often fail to plan or plan and fail to stick with it. Another common mistakes might be to not factor in inflation as £10,000 today is worth less next year if the prices of goods and services are increasing by 3% each year. This is where a financial planner helps you review your goals on a regular basis to ensure your retirement goals are on track.