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The process of planning for retirement, specifically in terms ofmaking financial plans. Most often, retirement planning involves depositing money into a retirement account, and purposefully saving money for the future. There are many different types of retirement plans available, including an Individual Retirement Account (IRA) and a 401(k) plan. In most cases, employees are provided with a retirement plan by their employer, and contributions to the plan are deducted from the employee’s paycheck. Some employers will match a certain percentage of an employee’s contributions, adding more money to their account. Most plans have different rules and guidelines, including details such as when the money can be withdrawn.
What is retirement planning?
Retirement planning is the process of planning and managing your short and long-term finances to help achieve your financial dreams both during your working years and retired life. It involves analyzing your financial objectives, current financial position and expected future cash flow to develop a comprehensive retirement roadmap.
Why is retirement planning required?
Without a judicious retirement plan in place you run the risk of outliving your savings and not being able to maintain the desired lifestyle in your retirement years. You also run the risk of not being able to accumulate enough corpus for your dependents owing to unfortunate and uncertain events like death, disability etc.
Retirement planning helps you determine how much to save today for retirement; how to invest your savings to get the desired returns; how to protect your assets and provide for in case of unfortunate events and how to make judicious use of retirement income post retirement.
What are the benefits of Retirement Planning?
Retirement planning helps you maintain your desired lifestyle during old age. It helps you plan for key life stage events leading up to retirement. It provides financial security to you and your dependents by enabling you to make prudent investments during your working years. It also enables you to make the best use of your hard-earned money post retirement. One of the key benefits of effective retirement planning is to cover for any contingencies arising from uncertain events, which can compromise your ability to meet your financial goals.
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