Ensure you and your clients both take steps so your retirement savings last.
By Sandra Block
When it comes to saving for retirement, maybe you’ve done everything right. You started early, maxed out your 401(k) plan, invested in a diversified portfolio, and avoided costly mistakes, such as cashing out your retirement plan. Fantastic. But now comes the hard part: making sure you don’t outlive your money.
That’s a tall order for today’s retirees. Taxes, unpredictable investment returns, rising health care costs, and inflation down the road can significantly erode the value of your nest egg. And perhaps the biggest challenge is that you’ll probably need the money for a long time. A 65-year-old man has a life expectancy of 19.3 years; it’s 21.6 years for a 65-year-old woman. If you’re married, there’s a 45% chance that one of you will live to age 90 and a nearly 20% chance that you or your spouse will live to 95.
Fortunately, there are steps you can take to generate extra income and extend the life of your portfolio.
If you are a CPA advising on retirement and estate planning, save the date for our spotlight CPE course:
*Social Security, Medicare, & Prescription Drug Retirement Benefits*
November 8 | 8:30 am-4:15 pm | Holiday Inn Charlotte University
Related CPE in October:
- Long-Term Care Insurance—Alternatives to “Use It or Lose It” Policies
October 6 | 8:30 -10:10 am | Webinar
- The Basics of Long-Term Care Insurance
October 6 | 10:30 am-12:10 pm | Webinar
- 1041 Preparation for Fiduciaries & Trusts
October 26 | 8:30 am-12:15 pm | Webcast
- Best Income Tax, Estate Tax, & Financial Planning Ideas of 2017
October 26 | 8:30 am-4:15 pm | Crowne Plaza Charlotte Executive Park
- Tax Ideas and Money Management in Retirement
October 27 | 8:30 am-4:15 pm | Crowne Plaza Charlotte Executive Park
- 2017 Retirement Plan Compliance Update
October 27 | 12:30-1:20 pm | Webinar