I have a had a great experience using KLO, was able to set up a call easily and got some good advice. I spoke with Terry and he was good to talk to so I would recommend giving him a call if this is something you need any help with!
The main objective of any retirement plan is the provision of sufficient finances in retirement. There are many factors that influence this outcome, but you can ensure you are thoroughly prepared by seeking the advice of a financial adviser. By making informed decisions regarding savings and investments, as well as pension benefits, you can structure your financial affairs so that you can retire entirely on your terms.
Planning for retirement early is essential to ensure that you have enough time to put a plan into action and reap the rewards. By financially preparing for your retirement as early as possible, there is less stress later in life to save enough money for the quality of life you desire post-retirement.
An early discussion with a financial adviser will allow us to advise you on your options for the future and provide you with a potential timescale of when, realistically you can expect to retire.
Retirement planning services also incorporates the processes involved when you are about to retire. You may have different pension pots from different employers you have had throughout your career, and a financial adviser can help you decide how you should draw out your pensions. If required, our financial retirement planners can also structure any investment income to supplement your benefits and review your retirement plans regularly to make sure they continue to meet your requirements.
Why is Retirement Planning important?
As independent financial advisers, we understand that thinking about the future can be daunting. However, with preparation and proper financial planning, you can receive peace of mind knowing that you have the financial means to live comfortably after you retire with considerations towards future proofing your retirement finances.
You can’t work forever. Regardless of how much you enjoy your career, there will eventually come a time when you are ready to wind down. Having your finances prepared ensures that when the time comes, you can live comfortably, with all your finances in order. Without a solid financial retirement savings plan, you might find yourself in trouble in the future.
Planning for retirement is also important as the average life expectancy continues to rise. Living longer means that you will need more retirement funds saved to maintain your lifestyle after you retire. With the average life expectancy in the UK reaching over 80, it’s more important than ever that you have sufficient plans in place for the future.
What can KLO Financial Services help me with?
Our experienced retirement planning advisers specialise in providing solutions that work for you. Working with us means that you can make your wishes for the future clear and allow us to put a plan into place to achieve them.
Our specialist financial planning for retirement can assist you with:
- Impartial advice on your retirement planning options
- Advice on individual retirement plans and employment pensions
- Advice on how to transfer existing pensions to alternative providers
- Information and advice on all retirement income products
- Ongoing support to ensure your pension arrangements continue to meet your needs
Read more by visiting our latest blog on Futureproof Your Retirement Finances
We are always eager and available to meet with you to discuss your financial objectives and assess your current strategies. No question is too big or too small. The first consultation is always free and comes with no obligation. If you’d like to speak to one of our expert financial advisers, get in touch today.
Financially planning for your retirement means that you can provide yourself with financial security when you are no longer earning. This is one of the main benefits of early retirement planning, as it means you can prepare to live the lifestyle you desire after retirement. By preparing early, you will never find yourself unable to do the things you want to do after you have retired.
Peace of Mind
One of the most important benefits of retirement planning is that you can eliminate financial worry, not only during your retirement, but also in the years leading up to it. With the support of a financial adviser, you can rest assured knowing that you are preparing for life after you retire in an efficient, and strategic way.
As part of retirement planning you can make sure your plans work well with other relevant people in your life. It gives you the opportunity to ensure that you and your spouse are on the same page with retirement choices, allowing you to align your spending habits. Not only this, but if your retirement plans include supporting other family members, you can make sure you understand the fees required and prepare accordingly through retirement planning.
Knowing your end to end personal financial plan can help you contextualise other financial decisions in life. For example, if you were only three years off retirement but contemplating whether to stay in a current role or begin your own business, your decision may be different to someone with twenty years left until their retirement. Through retirement planning with a financial adviser, you can determine how all your financial objectives are intertwined with each other, to reach your final retirement goal.
Early retirement planning can help you save money. There are many ways that you can reduce costs with appropriate financial planning. For example, if you know that you would like to retire to a new location, would it make financial sense to buy a property in your desired location in advance, whilst the market is good?
As well as this, there are several tax benefits of retirement planning, including reducing the amount of income taxes you will pay during retirement and ensuring that beneficiaries to retirement and other account types pay as little tax as possible.
In the UK, the retirement age is currently 65. As people continue to live longer, this age is likely to rise.
The age you should start saving for retirement is dependent on you, but it’s a good idea to start as early as possible. Ideally, you should consider starting to save for retirement when you start earning, as this gives you a chance to accumulate more in your savings.
The amount of money needed to retire will be different for everybody, depending on their future plans. Through our retirement planning services, this is one of the main areas that we will work with you on. Your financial journey is unique to you and we can provide you with a thorough assessment as to where you are now and where you want to be. With our tailored recommendations, you will develop a clear answer as to how much money you need to retire.
As part of your planning for retirement, our flexible retirement planners can help you protect your assets and structure your finances in order to look after your loved ones, if this is what you desire.
With Defined Contributions pensions, you can usually take 25% of your pension pot as a tax-free lump sum. The rest, however, must be taxed. With a Defined Benefit pension, it is dependent on the scheme rules. Some pensions have features around the amount of tax-free cash you can take and when. If you have prepared for retirement with an ISA or other personal savings account, you will not be taxed.
In general, the best ways to maximise your retirement savings include starting early, clearing your debt, prioritising your pension and setting goals. The use of a financial adviser will be able to help you with every stage of your retirement and help you successfully achieve everything you need for life after retirement.
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