The day has finally arrived: you are ready to pack the office and say goodbye to the everyday routine forever. So much time for long trips, office politics, and the demanding boss. Welcome to the world of retirement. Here are a few practical steps to follow as you begin the distribution phase.
Get Your Portfolio in Order
During retirement, the last thing you want to worry about is whether or not you have enough money to last your lifetime. To that end, here are some useful tips to manage your money so you can focus on the most important task of enjoying your new free time. First, make your life much easier and less stuck on paper by consolidating your accounts. This includes rolling any 401 (k) you may have in a single IRA and consolidating any taxable account. Having only two or three accounts to track makes your portfolio much more manageable. When your accounts have been consolidated, it is a great idea to do a portfolio check to ensure you are doing everything right to make sure that your money lasts throughout your retirement.
Set Up Your Revenue Stream
If you are retired, you no longer receive that monthly check from your company to help pay your expenditure. Most retirees will require beginning taking out their investments to supplement any revenue they receive from the government or from their employer through a pension plan. If you want to make life easier, we recommend that customers who need income from their portfolios establish a normal distribution from their account so that the funds are automatically transferred to an account from which they pay their normal bills. This distribution would act as a direct deposit for a normal paycheck and removes the burden of having to constantly contact the custodian of your account to distribute the funds as necessary. … Read more..