Plan your retirement ahead of time

Take time to consider some important aspects to enjoy a relaxed retired life

Financial security is an important component of a happy retired life. But how you choose to lead your day to day life throughout retirement is crucial as well. Retirement can have different meanings to different people. Some look forward to pursuing new interests, while others want time to relax. Whatever your future holds, one thing is certain - a secure retirement requires clear thought and cautious financial planning, and it is never too early to start.

When you think of planning your retired life, take the time to consider some important questions.

  • What are you passionate about the most?
  • Where and how do you want to contribute to make a change?
  • Do you want to leave a legacy behind?
  • Do you want to retire early?

Retired life can be a time to discover new and creative outlets and passions, and experience things you never had time explore during your work-life. Conversely, you may choose to get into work full-time, part- time, as a consultant, or as a volunteer in different. A lot of people decide to work in retirement to keep their benefits, maintain a source of income, or simply because they can’t stay out of work. Retirement planning is a time to consider all options that will bring you fulfilment.

Many newly retired people also embrace the opportunity to learn, to find new skills or discover new talents. After a time of learning and exploration, some experience a renewed desire to work and pursue new opportunities and challenges. Some start their own businesses, and others take on other challenges.

You may also consider a learning experience combined with the adventure of travel. A lot of people who retire early often feel the need to be physically involved and challenged, as the total absence of activities can leave an instant vacuum in someone’s life, especially after having worked for many years.

When you leave work and move your attention towards your family, friends and hobbies, the desire to contribute in an evocative way becomes an importance. Becoming a volunteer is a great way for you to stay involved and make a contribution. The right volunteer work or community service can provide you with an opportunity to make new friends, gain recognition for your contributions and add more structure to your days.

This new phase of life must be considered an adventure and a time to reinvent yourself. Financial planning and transitioning can take time, and involves testing out different pastimes, jobs and projects. Getting support from peers and loved ones in your life will take on a special significance as you begin to sort out all of your choices. The shift to retirement can be a welcome change of pace and yet it can be challenging to create enough structure to find a sense of satisfaction. Take a realistic look ahead and plan carefully to help achieve your retirement goals, no matter if with a community service, a new business venture, or an entirely new undertaking.

To secure your retired life you will need to consider a few things.

  • What is your retirement income?
  • Whether you have budget flexibility?
  • How much risk are you willing to take?

Generally, a low-risk investment is better suited for retirees, as you don’t want to endanger your financial security for your retirement. Before investing, one should make sure there are a secure financial base for your expenses and a little emergency fund for eventualities. Once a secure base is established, you can explore any short or long-term investment possibility.

MetLife Bangladesh’s Lifeline policy provides the desired security for an individual during his/her retired life. The policy has flexible premium structure and attractive pay-out. MetLife Financial Associates can guide you with the details if you want to secure your life after your retirement.