Decade-by-decade guide to better retirement
A guide for savers, whether they are in their 20s or their 60s.
09:24 20 June 2013
Whatever your age is, you can still plan for your retirement. Here’s what you could do:
- Open an individual savings account and save what you can afford.
- Clear all your debts.
- Learn about investment vehicles that you can get into later on in life.
- Join a company pension scheme ASAP.
- Reassess your outgoings and debts.
- Start making long-term investments (stocks, bonds, mutual funds, etc.)
Around half-way through your retirement
- Increase the amount you put into your pension.
- Put more money on your savings account.
- Save more by managing your expenses and getting additional income.
- Maximize contributions.
- Shift from risky investment to safe investments (example: from stock market to bonds).
- Consider SIPP for greater control.
- Check all your debts and ensure that they are in order.
- Decide on whether or not you’ll buy an annuity that will give you monthly income for the rest of your life.
- Plan for your retirement by getting advice from independent financial advisor.
Saving for a better retirement isn’t too hard. The secret here is saving as early as possible and investing them to increase earning potential.