Have You Underestimated?
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HOW MUCH IS ENOUGH?
If you’re considering retiring in the near future, you may have heard that you’ll need about 70% of your final monthly salary to live comfortably in retirement. This estimate isn’t true for everyone, and it may not be true for you. Consider the following factors:
Most of us will face a major health problem at some point in our lives. Think about the costs of prescription medicines and recurring treatment for chronic ailments. These costs can take a bite out of retirement income, even with a great health care plan.
If you come from a family where people frequently live into their 80s and 90s, you may live as long or longer. Imagine retiring at 55 and living to 95 or 100. You would need 40-45 years of steady retirement income.
Many people retire with investment portfolios they haven’t reviewed in years, with asset allocations that may no longer be appropriate. New retirees sometimes carry too much risk in their portfolios, with the result being that the retirement income from their investments fluctuates wildly with changes in the market. Other retirees are overly conservative investors; their portfolios are so risk-averse that they can’t earn enough to keep up with even moderate inflation. Over time, they find they have less and less purchasing power.
Do you only spend 70% of your salary? Probably not. If you’re like many Americans, you probably spend 90-95% of it. Will your spending habits change drastically once you retire? Again, probably not.
WILL YOU HAVE ENOUGH?
When it comes to retirement income, a casual assumption may prove to be inaccurate. Consider meeting with a qualified financial professional who can help estimate your lifestyle needs and short- and long-term expenses.
Contact MEMBERS Financial Services to make a no-cost, no-obligation appointment at an SLFCU branch, or contact a financial professional online.
- Juan Tabo, Jefferson, Cottonwood, Paseo, Rio Rancho, or Los Lunas branches: Call 505.237.3930
- Edgewood, Kirtland, Tech Park, or Livermore branches: Call 505.237.7330
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