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The Habits You Should Avoid During Retirement

Planning for retirement can prove challenging for most. However, getting past the choices that come your way shouldn’t be difficult. So, when you reach retirement age, you should avoid the following habits, ensuring that your savings and your pension remain intact.


Hold Back on Spending Your Pension Money


If you hold back on spending your pension money and instead use your own cash and investments first, you could reduce the tax you pay. By avoiding spending your pension fun money, you could also help to reduce the inheritance tax bill that your beneficiaries will have to pay.


Protect Your Money from Inheritance Tax


When you pass away, your estate will be liable to inheritance tax. However, there are several options available to you to protect your money and reduce the amount of inheritance tax that has to be paid. You can give gifts of money or leave assets to your spouse as a way of avoiding tax, although there are other strategies available to make use of.


Always Have a Plan


A stress-free retirement is all about having a number of avenues of income that simply work. If you have poor investments or have planned badly then you could find yourself in a dire financial situation. For the right plan, you need to ensure that you receive the right guidance so that a feasible plan can be put in place that will enable you to enjoy your retirement.


Property is Not the Only Worthwhile Asset


Property is always considered to be a safe and worthwhile asset, especially when it comes to retirement. However, it is not the only way to generate further income. Property can come with a lot of expenses and they can take time to manage, which is time that you could be using to enjoy your retirement.


Avoid the Scams


When you reach retirement age, it might feel that people come from everywhere to offer you their advice or investment opportunities. Often, many of these will come out of the blue and offer you guaranteed returns and lots of promises, most of which will come to nothing. So, when you reach retirement age, you have to protect your money in the best possible way.


Ensuring that you are retirement ready is a great way of protecting your pension. There are many things that you can do to ensure that your pension is safe, secure and ready to work for you. The best thing that you can do is to obtain the advice of finance specialists such as CI Associates as they can help you to make the safest and most financially sound decisions that work for you.

Lewis Samuel / CI-ASSOCIATES


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