One of the most important steps you can take to secure a safe, comfortable retirement is to find a way to generate a sustainable living income. In my last series, I discussed the many reasons why a postretirement income is so important and gave you a few tips for generating that income from your savings. In this series, I want to help you learn how to preserve your income over the long term.
Today, let’s take a look at some of the topics we’ll be covering in more detail in future briefs. Each of these secrets will help you preserve your income so you can be happy and comfortable throughout your retirement years.
It doesn’t matter how big your income is, if you spend more than you bring in, you will end up in debt or even out of money way before your retirement years are over. In the next installment in this series, I’m going to give you some simple tips on creating a postretirement budget that works with your income—not against it.
For years you worked and contributed to Social Security and now it’s your turn to get something out of the system. But don’t just take the first amount you’re offered. In the third installment of this series, you’ll learn how to make choices that maximize your Social Security payments.
In the fourth installment, I’ll show you how the right kind of life insurance policy can provide an effective, tax-free fund to help supplement your postretirement income needs from time to time.
No matter how disciplined you are, it’s almost impossible to ensure you’ll get a lifetime’s worth of income out of your savings without having an annuity. In the fifth installment, I’ll tell you about how an annuity can protect your principal and guarantee your income payments.
The lifestyle you want and the lifestyle you can afford may be two different things. That’s not necessarily bad news, as you’ll learn in the sixth installment where we’ll discuss some of the simple lifestyle changes you can make that allow you to live comfortably on your new postretirement income.
Creating your fixed, lifetime income is just the first step. Next is managing that income so it lasts and you never have to face the financial insecurity endured by so many seniors in retirement.
The INCOME PRESERVATION SECRETS series will help you maximize your postretirement income so you can live comfortably.