When planning financially for retirement at any age, it must be considered, “How can I guarantee that my hard-earned, retirement assets will be there for me if an event occurs that causes a cash emergency or crisis?” We can’t see everything on the horizon that is potentially a financial threat, but we can be prepared.
Are you prepared? Most of us have insurance for automobiles, homes, boats, even jewelry; as well as health coverage for ourselves and our families. We have policies for cancer, disability, long-term care, teeth, vision and on and on.
But many overlook the value of insuring their retirement, and most don’t really realize what a valuable role LIFE INSURANCE plays across ALL stages of an individual’s life.
Life Insurance is truly at the center of any sound financial plan for retirement. If you don’t have a retirement plan, then there is no better time than the present. Life insurance is the basic, tried-and-true financial solution to avert life’s risks because it provides security for your loved ones, and the ability to build up cash value. In retirement, it can be used a tax-free source of income while you are alive.
How much life insurance does one need? A simple formula is to carry a life insurance policy with a death benefit equal to the amount of your retirement assets. Another approach is to determine how much income you would like to receive from the policy at some point in the future, and then design your plan around these goals.
Is there really a more important financial consideration than your retirement assets? Isn’t the desire to retire the ultimate reason we work? Yes, we work to put bread on the table and clothes on our backs, but also so that someday we will eventually be able to stop working.
If the protection of your retirement assets is at the top of your list of priorities, then a life insurance policy may be worth a look. Contact L & A Services for custom retirement solutions that will give you peace of mind.