Will the money I have saved be enough?


Retiring Minds Want to Know

That depends, enough for what? Enough for basic needs like a place to live, food to eat and utilities? Come on, that’s merely existing. Retirement is about living, and to put a number on “enough,” you need to imagine how you want to live. For most retirees today, that’s vastly different than their parents’ retirement years.

  • Nearly 70 percent of pre-retirees plan to work at least part-time in retirement or never retire
  • 75% want to pursue something they’ve always wanted to do
  • 70% are looking for ways to better balance work and personal life
  • 80% want opportunities to learn something new
(Source: Putnam Investments Wealth 360 – Building a Successful Retirement.)

The length of retirement has changed as well. The chart below shows that when you’re 65, your chances of living into your 90s are better than when you were younger.

How long will you need income?

The average life expectancy in the U.S. is 79 years of age. Thus, people enjoy longer lives.

Male Age 65

50% Chance of Living to: 85Years
50% Chance of Living to: 92Years

Female Age 65

50% Chance of Living to: 88Years
50% Chance of Living to: 94Years

Couple Age 65

50% Chance of Living to: 92Years
50% Chance of Living to: 97Years
Source: Annuity 2000 Mortality Table; Society of Actuaries

So how do you get enough money? You start by imagining everything you want to do in retirement. You prioritize those dreams, and plan how to allocate your financial resources. You want the next phase of your life to be all about living it.

Let us help you take that first step. At Kline’s Investment Services, we use a process called NextPhase. It’s a Retirement Income Planning Process that provides a lifetime income strategy for the years ahead.

We can help determine your level of safety, comfort and risk with handling your retirement. Call us today, for a free Income Distribution Consultation!


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