Retirement is what you call the last stage of your life. It’s like the last level to be in the videogame that is your life. In real life, though, there is this fear of not having enough money to last during the entire retirement. Not to worry. We have tips on how to make that money last.
Minimise your fixed expenses
If you want your money to last, then you may want to minimise your “must-have” expenses. This would include money meant for food, transportation, insurance and debt as well as shelter. Consider right-sizing your house too, since it’s a great way to cut your fixed expenses back. Do a little change in your lifestyle so it wouldn’t be that hard to tweak your fixed expenses.
Consider some guaranteed income
Talk with your planner who is fee-only about this, so you don’t have problems regarding some big annuity that has fees that are really too big.
Have a retirement spending plan
Before you go into retirement, maybe plan how you spend the money every day. Have some kind of plan so you don’t have to rely on your instincts daily. Budgeting is annoying and a little bit stifling, but it helps us a great deal, doesn’t it? Follow that budget and try not to stray too far if you want to wing something. Remember that you’re trying to make your retirement money last.
Make healthier choices
Retirement is typically when we’re all too old to work. This means our body won’t be as spry and as durable as it was. Choices need to be thought of carefully and the lifestyle we have to be on should be healthier. Food that we eat has to be healthier, exercise is considered (if your body is allowed to do it, at least) and habits – especially unhealthy ones—are ceased.
Work just a little longer
This time, make a choice of working even when you’re past fifty years old. Working past that age means more income to come, therefore you get more money for your retirement. Besides, in that age you would be used to working all the time. To suddenly stop would make us skittish and bored. You should be glad you get to work past that age. I know I would be, knowing that if I don’t I’d be stuck to doing boring old-people stuff all day every day.
Don’t be afraid to retire, though. It’s different for everyone living in different countries but we know that in some areas, retiring means you lose some people’s respect, even when you’ve been serving society for the majority of your life. But that doesn’t have to happen to you. Being old means respect all on its own. And with all the free time you have, use it wisely.