In the golden years of retirement, you get to enjoy the fruits of your labor fulfilling the bucket list, but it’s time to get serious about cash flow and your just-in-case playbooks to preserve your wealth and protect your assets.
While living in retirement in your 60s and early 70s, retirees are focused on maximization: maximizing bucket list travel and life experiences, health & fitness, and — of course — your wealth.
Retirees will spend time getting their financial house in order during this stage as major milestones arise. These can include full retirement age for SSI, Medicare eligibility, and retirement account distributions. While you’re in the prime of retirement, you will likely be generating income from various sources. Tax minimization, asset allocation and consolidation, and an up-to-date estate plan are must-dos.
During the mid-retirement years, cash flow and liquidity loom large while you generate retirement income, preserve your wealth and strategize on how and when to minimize taxes. Retirement wealth management at this stage can involve significant portfolio rebalancing, social security strategies, backdoor Roth conversions, and tax smart withdrawals.
If you experience the loss of a spouse, you may be eligible to receive this benefit as early as age 60. The amount of the benefit will depend on the deceased’s work history and age/disability of any children.
Receive a reduced monthly SSI benefit, but possibly a larger total amount, based on your work history and lifespan.
Move from employer-based coverage to government sponsored, and decoding the alphabet soup of Parts A, B, C & D.
Receive the full social security benefit to fund living expenses and save for healthcare and insurance needs.
For recent retirees or those in mid-retirement, retirement management planning can help generate steady income, protect your assets and help you think ahead about the what-ifs when it comes to your cash flow and liquidity.
Talk to a financial advisor about what the mid-retirement stage or prime wealth preservation years may look like for you. Get the tools & expertise you need to retire with confidence.
Life is full of financial milestones. We pay for college, we get married, we start businesses. But the most important financial decision we will ever make is when and how to retire. Milestone Money helps you map success to and through retirement.