Pensions

 

canstockphoto3922802It is never too early to plan for retirement, it is important to pay into a pension plan. When you are young, you may not even think of retiring or of getting older and may not realize the importance of this aspect of financial planning.

Your pension may be your sole income when you get older and therefore should be a priority in your younger years. If the company you work for does not have a pension plan, then you should start investing on your own so that you do have an income to fall back on.

It is important to have a pension so that when you reach the age of retirement you will have enough money coming in each month to cover the cost of your bills and allow you to live comfortable.

You want to spend time with your family and have money enough to travel if you wish.

Although you will get a state pension, this is not enough to keep you in your usual lifestyle and will only cover your basic needs.

You should review your pension plan on a regular basis to make sure that it is growing at a reasonable rate. Waiting until your retire may be too late as you may find that you won’t get as much money in your pension as you expected.

Retirement ages vary depending on the country you live in, generally sixty-five for men and for women at age sixty. This is true as long as you have made the contributions required by the National Insurance/social security plan.

If you have not made at least the minimum levels of contributions, then you won’t be entitled to receive any pension. However, the amount of this pension is not very high and is barely enough to cover normal living expenses. This is why it is important to have additional pension income through pension planning.

There are also different kinds of personal pension plans.

In most cases, the employer also pays into this state pension plan, the percentage varies as well according to the jurisdiction. The sooner you start saving for retirement; the better off you will be in your golden years.

You will be able to live comfortably and not have to worry about financial problems. All companies with five or more employees are required by law to have a pension plan, called a stakeholder plan, for the employees. They are not, however, required to contribute to the plan.

If you are self-employed or work for an employer, you should make sure you provide for later on in life.

When deciding how to invest your money for your retirement pension, you do need to seek the advice of a financial planner. They can help you make the right choices and help you decide how much money you should invest in your pension each year.

To start an evaluation of your retirement financial needs contact us so we can better assist you.

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