On The Agenda:

Many people try to take on financial planning without help, but one the issues you run into is making decisions based on assumptions you have about retirement.

Common retirement assumptions could cost you money at best and derail your retirement at worse. No one wants that to happen to them so clearing up these assumptions is our goal for this episode of the How Money Works podcast.

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Episode Show Notes:

Craig and Jennifer Moser will take on these five retirement beliefs that you’ll often hear:

-You need a certain amount of money to retire.

-Income needs will decrease in retirement.

-That inheritance you’ll receive will cover any income gaps.

-401k retirement estimates are accurate.

-You’ll figure it out when it comes time.

Have you heard any of these common retirement assumptions before? Did you previously assume some of this was true? Many people do so you wouldn’t be alone, but we want to help inform listeners on this show and our radio show about the things we plan for to take the guessing off the table. A comprehensive plan makes all the difference because you’ll go through every aspect of your financial plan and run through all the scenarios to make sure your retirement is on track.

So join us for this show and help us clear up some misunderstandings that often come up in conversations with people.

Thanks for listening to this episode. We’ll be back again next week for another show.

Important Points:

0:30 – The mindset that you can retire when you have a certain amount of money.

2:54 – What long-term implications does this huge stimulus plan have?

4:01 – Why a comprehensive plan makes a difference.

6:05 – A common belief is that our income needs will decrease once we retire.

7:49 – Get a second opinion to find out if you’re expectations are accurate.

9:22 – The assumption that an inheritance will make up for an income gap.

11:24 – Two key things to remember about inheritances.

13:26 – Income estimates on 401k statements are taken too literally.

14:53 – Other things to think about when you’re planning.

16:42 – Don’t assume you’re going to figure things out when you need to.

19:29 – We see people without a plan that are living day to day because they don’t know how much they can be spending.

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