By The Prepare Institute
At the beginning of every year, people tend to evaluate their lives and determine what needs to be improved in the upcoming year. This is a good idea, and it needs to be done with your retirement plan as well. Simply put, our financial world has severely changed over the last decade and continues to change. There are a lot of issues, concerns and changes going into 2019, including a new tax system in place, rising interest rates, continued national spending and budget concerns and market volatility. With all these issues and more on the forefront of people’s minds this year, it is no surprise that there will be a lot of New Year’s resolutions in 2019 that are financially related.
It is extremely important to evaluate your current retirement plan and look for areas that need to be updated and improved, no matter if you are still working or already retired. Think about your planning for a moment and ask yourself these two questions. 1) “Have I made the proper adjustments to my retirement plan lately?” 2) “Am I 100% sure that my/our retirement situation is set up the absolute best way for my/our unique and specific situation?” If your answer is “no” to either of these questions, then you should make it a New Year’s resolution this year to get some valuable help. Find a qualified, competent, educated and experienced retirement specialist to help make sure you are aware of, and understand, all of your options. Your retirement specialist should help make sure your planning is setup the absolute best way for your unique and specific situation, and to help keep your retirement nest egg safe and sound.
For more detailed information on all the financial updates for 2019 and how to get your retirement plan updated and accurate, visit The Prepare Institute website and find an upcoming retirement education course in your area.
Content is for educational and informational purposes only. It is not intended to be used as the sole basis for financial decisions, nor should it be construed as advice designed to meet the particular needs of an individual’s situation. You should contact your retirement and tax professional before utilizing any of the information in this article.