As retirement nears, not only will you likely have a much clearer idea of the lifestyle you desire, but also will be able to more accurately project both your expected savings and expenses in retirement.
Estimating your monthly and annual income and expenses in retirement can be a challenging endeavor. But with the resources of our SummitView planning approach, a SunTrust Investment Services advisor (STIS) can be an invaluable ally. The process is designed to align income sources to expenses – striving to ensure that all of your “needs” and some of your “wants” will be covered by guaranteed income sources (e.g., Social Security, pensions, annuities), while the rest of your “wants” and “wishes” can be funded by your retirement savings.
Savings Tip: If you’re nearing the time when your mortgage will be paid off, consider redirecting that payment each month into your retirement savings.
For 2018, the IRS lets workers age 50 and older make an extra catch-up contribution of $6,000 to their 401(k) accounts, and to save an additional $1,000 per year in a traditional or Roth IRA. To find out more, call 877.962.9032 to speak with to speak with an STIS advisor.
With increasing longevity and improved health, a growing number of pre-retirees are rethinking the idea of completely pulling the plug on work once they reach age 67. For many, the thought of working a few years past retirement age or pursuing a “second act” career doing something they love isn’t just appealing from a staying active and engaged perspective, it can offer some significant financial benefits like delaying the need to take Social Security or adding a secondary income stream.
Many people assume that Medicare will cover the lion’s share of their medical costs in retirement. But the truth is that over the course of a 30-year retirement, insurance premiums, deductibles and out-of-pocket costs can really add up.
For more information, read the article Nearing Retirement: The Big Question to Ask.
1 2015 Retirement Health Care Data Report, HealthView Services
Download our Planning for Healthcare Costs in Retirement infographic to learn more about how you can better prepare for these future costs.
Companies looking to compete on differentiation can do so in two ways. This chapter explains what it takes for a business to set itself apart, including methods for identifying and highlighting unique features.
The Carousel of Concerns, a mainstay of this bull market, continues to turn. As one worry recedes and another comes to the forefront, we anticipate modestly positive year ahead. Here are the key themes to watch out for in 2019.
Welcome to the latest generational Catch-22: older parents for whom money matters are a taboo topic, surrounded by their adult children who balk at broaching the topic for fear of appearing to be more concerned about the money than the parent’s well-being.
Stay-at-home parents have one of the most rewarding jobs out there, but it’s also one of the toughest. Follow these simple-but-essential steps to make sure your family is on the right financial track.
Merging families requires careful planning and open and honest dialogue to align different financial values, attitudes, behaviors and resources.
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