Retirement Income Planner

You're going to need to be a good retirement income planner in order to have the funds you want for the retirement lifestyle you seek. In order to accomplish that you'll need to calculate the approximate annual income you will need less any pension income(s) and social security incomes(s) you anticipate in order to determine how much money you will personally need to generate each year to meet your plan.

A good place to start would be to use the retirement calculators section of this website. After you've "run the numbers" through the calculators, then you'll have a better basis for establishing your retirement income planner.

Historic "Rules of Thumb" for retirement income planning.

If you read a lot of articles about retirement income planning you'll find that there are some historic "Rules of Thumb" floating around on the WWW and in the media. Some of these are:

  • You will need about 80% of your annual pre-retirement income for your annual retirement income.
  • You can withdraw 4% of your accumulated investments the first year of retirement and then add 3% more each additional year to get you through a 25 year retirement. (This translates to 4% the first year, 7% the second year, 10% the third year and so on.)

Yet, these "rules of thumb" beg the question as to the effects of inflation on your nest egg, your healthcare costs, rising taxes, home and/or auto repairs and/or replacement, what type of lifestyle you want such as travel and etc.....and the list goes on.

So, just what is a Boomer supposed to do to develop their retirement income planner?

While the Ol' Boomer, or anyone else, can't really tell you what is best for you; I've put together some links to help you get a broader "feel" for solving your retirement income jigsaw puzzle.

  • Make sure you have a good understanding of Social Security.

  • Remember above how I told you that one of the "Rule of Thumbs was that "You will need about 80% of your annual pre-retirement income for your annual retirement income." We'll here's a Blog article from Morningstar with readers comments that refutes that "Rule of Thumb". (As you can see from the article, "Rules of Thumb" are not necessarily right for everyone, so be careful and weigh carefully everything you read or hear about your retirement income planning!)
  • Considering everything that has happened in the last few years have you considered delaying your retirement? Have you thought about getting a Retirement Job?

And please Share Your Thoughts about your retirement income planning with the rest of us for if we all pull together maybe we can be of help to

How Are You Planning Your Retirement Income?

Have some great ideas? Share them!

Where to go now?

Go to Investing for Retirement.

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