Roddy Marino, CIMA, Executive Vice President
National Accounts & Distribution
One essential consideration, whether you’re retiring next month or 50 years from now, is that you ensure that your savings are aligned with your investment goals. With 33% of U.S. employees not adequately saving to fund their retirement1, this is a good opportunity to look at your own plan today and address any gaps.
While we know that there are behavioral impediments that we must overcome as we prepare for retirement, there are also some certainties that we need to account for:
- You’ll need cash.
- The amount you spend impacts how long your savings will last.
- Money that is not set aside for spending should be invested wisely.
- You’ll fare better when you know where you stand. Don’t just wait for your quarterly report to see how you’re doing—have regular check-ins with your financial advisor.
- Markets are volatile and can at times be a bumpy ride; but it important to stay the course.
A financial professional can help to guide you through the ups and downs of the market and work with you to create a retirement plan that meets your needs. While longevity, medical expenses and taxes are among some of the elephants in the room that may be keeping you from planning for retirement, those who begin early develop formal plans and have little to fear. Retirement resources are growing as quickly as our lifespans—oftentimes you simply just have to ask!
For 10 years, Brinker Capital Retirement Plan Services has been working with advisors to offer plan sponsors the solutions to help participants reach their retirement goals. The views expressed are those of Brinker Capital and are not intended as investment advice or recommendation. For informational purposes only. Holdings are subject to change. Brinker Capital, Inc., a Registered Investment Advisor.
1Retirement Confidence Survey 2015, Employee Benefit Research Institute