Planning for Early Retirement? Here are Few Things to Consider

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    Savings for retirement forms a vital part of your investment and all the decisions depend on your age and at what age you are planning to retire. If you are one of them who are planning for early retirement, than here are few measures you can consider.

    Planning for Early Retirement? Here are Few Things to Consider

    Set the Age for Retirement

    Define what early means to you, as it differs with people, for some 40 is early while for others 60 is early. So, set a age at which you want to retire and plan accordingly.

    Set the Income Amount

    Setting an pre-determined amount can help you reach your goal so that you have happy retirement. The amount should be based on how you want to spend your retirement days. Some plan to take up hobby classes or plan for a vacation, for such people the retirement amount should be huge.

    Some plan to take part time jobs just to keep them engaged, for them corpus need not be huge amount.

    If you don't have any plans of working, such people will have to save significantly more than those who plan on earning money.

    Identify your Current Financial Position

    Financial planning starts from your present financial status and finishes at your final income you expect. So, better ask questions to yourself such as What will your annual retirement expenses be? and How much will you need to save to get to that amount? which will give you clear picture of where you stand and what you aim.

    Invest Wisely

    If you plan and invest now, it will help you in your retirement days. Along with investing one should take care of personal expenses, like cutting unnecessary expenses. Controlled spending will help you save lot of money which should be invested.

    Consult a Financial Advisor

    If you are failing continuously to set and follow a plan than better to go for advisor. Who can analyse your financial position and goals and may provide better alternatives. Yes, financial advisor charges fees, it is better to pay some fees now, than to end up with very less in your retirement days.

    However, advisor can only help you set goals but it you who have follow certain rules to contribute to your retirement.

    Keep a Track

    After making and setting goals, this is not the end. One should frequently monitor and make necessary changes if needed. Evaluate the market movement, keep yourself updated with current financial conditions of the country.

    Don't Touch the Fund

    No matter what if you touch your retirement savings, you will lose out big in the long run. The end amount will be much lower than expected. Planning for retirement is not difficult, it is when you have to maintain and implement the plan.

    Follow these simple measures for a happy retirement.

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    Read more about: retirement investing savings
    Story first published: Monday, January 5, 2015, 10:48 [IST]
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