5 Steps to Take Now to Fund Your Retirement



Unless you literally have money coming out of your ears, chances are good that you will need an additional boost to your income come retirement. Many UK residents are finding themselves more and more in need of retirement income. There are steps that you can take now that will ensure that you are a bit more prepared for retirement and will perhaps help to make your golden years a bit less stressful.

  • Put away money in savings – Savings accounts are a good thing and can help you to really be better prepared once you lose your regular income and begin relying on retirement funds. Choose a savings account that bears good interest and plan to regularly put money into this account for the next few years.
  • Think about when you want to retire – Although most people retire in their mid to late 60s, you can work a bit longer if necessary in order to fully enjoy your retirement when it does come. Think long and hard about how many years you need to save in order to be financially independent once retirement comes.
  • Invest – You can begin investing now no matter what your age and have quite a lump sum ready for you when you retire. Take some time to learn more about investments and which one is best for your financial needs. You will need to know how much you can afford to invest and how risky you want your investment to be. Keep in mind that higher risk investments typically offer larger payouts.
  • Talk to a financial advisor – A financial advisor can help you to make the proper choices for your specific retirement needs. Speak with someone about the steps that you need to take in order to be prepared for retirement years.
  • Remember your home equity – You could always fall back on this if you own your home outright. Again, talk to your financial advisor about using home equity if needed to stabilize your income in your golden years.

This article was written by Cheselden Continuing Care, the leading continuing care review specialists. To learn more about claiming back your care home fees, click here.

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