Here are 10 common “reasons” why someone does not plan for retirement.
No. 10: “I’m too busy.” Stop procrastinating. How does the saying go? The best time to plant a tree is 30 years ago. The second best time is… today.
No. 9: “It’s too soon.” It’s never too soon. The sooner you start planning, the better chance you stand of having the kind of retirement you want.
No. 8: “It’s too late.” Think again. Even if you’ve already retired, it’s important to consider how you’re receiving income and how long it will last.
No. 7: “I don’t need to.” This one baffles me. If you’re simply giving monthly to a savings account and hoping for the best, you may be in for an unpleasant surprise some day.
No. 6: “I don’t have enough money to get started.” Starting small is better than not starting at all, and if you plan well, you’ll eventually have more to work with.
No. 5: “My finances are a mess.” Consider speaking with a financial professional who can look at your complete financial picture and help you to develop a plan to make your “mess” work for you.
No. 4: “The government will take care of me.” If you’re planning to retire on Social Security alone, I would advise you to create a back-up plan at the very least.
No. 3: “Between my savings and my 401(k), I’ll be fine.” Saving for retirement without an income distribution plan could be a mistake. Have you considered inflation? Taxes? If you live to 100, will the money last?
No. 2: “I don’t want to think about it.” If you bite the bullet now and put a firm plan in motion, you may not have to think about it again for quite some time.
No. 1: “I don’t know how.” If you knew everything there was to know about financial planning, you’d probably be a financial advisor yourself. If you’re putting off retirement planning because you don’t know how to begin, consider speaking to a professional who does.
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Andy Hejlik is an Investment Advisor Representative with and Securities and Investment Advisory Services offered through Transamerica Financial Advisors Inc. (TFA) member FINRA, SIPC and a Registered Investment Advisor. Non-Security products and services are not offered through TFA. TFA and KHI Finanical Solutions are not affiliated.Information supplied by Andy Hejlik, KHI Financial Solutions, 130 N. 25th St., 576-1800, www.khisolutions.com.