Retirement Planning and Strategies
Retirement Planning & Strategies is our most popular financial plan. It is for people approaching retirement or already in retirement with questions like:
- When can I retire?
- Will I outlive my money?
- Will I be able to keep up with inflation?
- What about escalating medical and long-term care costs?
- When should I take Social Security or my pension?
- What if we see a drop in the market like 2008?
- How do I produce retirement income from my portfolio?
- How much should I take out of my portfolio each year?
The Retirement Planning & Strategies service is designed to answer those questions and more. It covers these areas of financial planning:
Financial & Retirement Goals
- Goal and lifestyle definition (retirement, education, travel, larger purchases, etc.)
- Accumulation and funding strategies
- Review and selection of Retirement Income Playbook strategies including:
- Social security and pension selection options
- Cash flow buffer
- Lifetime retirement income
- "What If" planning scenarios with various plan testing
- Retirement cash flow
- Probability analysis (Monte Carlo)
- Stress testing
- Withdrawal rate sustainability
Assets & Investments
- Investment education and strategy
- Portfolio allocation and asset location
- Tax considerations
- Investment selection
- Stock option and RSU planning
- Rental real estate
- Review current tax exposure
- Current and future tax efficiencies
Cash & Debt Management
- Net worth and cash flow
- Mortgage and other debt analysis
- Emergency and short-term savings
- Review the following insurance coverage*:
- Long-term care
Delivery of Service
The service usually consists of two or three meetings. Here's what you can expect:
- Meeting 1 - initial meeting
- You provide completed questionnaire, requested documents, service agreement and payment.
- Meeting 2 - interactive session to assess financial and retirement goal planning and test various "what if" scenarios, review investment portfolio, review all other financial planning areas (insurance, taxes, etc.) and present initial written recommendations.
- Meeting 3 or email/phone - Present and review our final Recommended Action Checklist, which provides specific written recommendations and details out what needs to be completed and when, and provide link to online retirement plan.
- We're available for 30 days past the Presentation Meeting if you have questions about the plan or implementation.
- Ongoing clients (Investment Management clients) may contact us anytime for assistance or questions. Ongoing clients also receive a Progress Review 2-3 months out at no charge. This meeting is used to review your progress and make any necessary adjustments.
Over time, life and situations change. You may get a new job, become a grandparent, or decide to move to a different state. It is important to update your financial plan to account for your new life plan. We recommend that you update your plan every 12-18 months, or sooner if a major life event has occurred. Plan Update meetings can either be conducted in-person or via a web conference. Plan updates are charged at an hourly rate and usually take between 2-3 hours depending on your situation.