Retirement Planning2021-04-08T12:08:09+00:00

Retirement planning

Retirement planning can be a minefield. There are many different options and exist within a continually changing financial landscape, which means making a decision for your future is no small feat. As an independent financial adviser, experienced in planning for retirement, we’re able to offer advice on plans across the whole marketplace.

We offer retirement planning advice in Shrewsbury, Shropshire, and clients across the UK. To discuss your requirements call 01743 382002.

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Do you really need a financial advisor for planning your retirement?

A certified financial planner is experienced in understanding your unique financial situation. This is especially true for retirement planning where there are many different products on the market and options to choose from.

But it’s not just the package that’s a question.

A financial planner can help you maximise the amount of money you save, keeping as much money for you as possible instead of paying it to the taxman.

We are able to assist with maximising contributions (currently set at £40,000 per year) and protecting against breaching the lifetime allowance.

Talk to us about planning your retirement.

LG Embrey independent financial advisers based in Shrewsbury, Shropshire under pi financial ltd, authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority. To discuss your retirement plan call 01743 382002 or fill in the contact form below.

How much money should you save to retire comfortably?

Research suggests that for a UK couple to retire comfortably you’ll need to have a combined income of over £45,000. It’s around £33,000 for a single person.

If you’re frugal that amount could be as low as £11,000 per person.

What you have to consider is the current state pension is just £7,000 per year. So even if you’re good with money, you’ll still need to invest in a pension at some point.

Common retirement options.

There is no ‘one size fits all’ solution for retirement planning – our service is personal to you. Some of the most common retirement plans can be found below.

Praise for our retirement planning services.

“Steve has been our financial adviser for many years now and my wife and I can’t fault his service and expertise. Steve offers professional, unbiased advice and guidance on a wide range of financial issues and investment opportunities.”

– David Shepherd

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Why choose LG Embrey retirement planners?

As an independent financial advisory firm, we provide clear, impartial, tailored advice. We provide financial advice to individuals, families and business owners to help plan for their financial future.

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pi financial ltd, authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.

Retirement planning FAQs.

When should I start planning for retirement?2021-03-30T11:17:40+00:00

It’s never too early to start preparing for retirement. Really, it should be something you consider from when you have your very first job. Enrolling in the company’s pension scheme is a vital first step, and from then on it’s important to keep track of your contributions and overall pot so you know whether you’re on track for the retirement you want.

Naturally, the closer you get to retirement age, the more attention you’ll pay to it. You’ll need a clear overview of your current pension savings and an idea of what you’ll do with your pot when you retire – will you opt for an annuity, for example, or is income drawdown your preferred method of securing a retirement income? Are you considering equity release in order to boost your cash reserves, or perhaps you want a retirement interest-only mortgage to repay an existing commitment?

Whatever option you’re considering, having the right support is key. Call us today to speak to a retirement planning specialist in Shrewsbury.

Tax considerations when preparing for retirement

There are a lot of tax considerations to think about in your retirement planning. Such as how to ensure you’re saving in the most tax-efficient manner (ideally through making the most of tax relief in a workplace pension, and/or utilising an ISA), as well as the tax implications of withdrawing your eventual pension income.

You’re free to withdraw 25% of your pension savings as a tax-free lump sum, after which any further withdrawals over your annual income tax allowance (either via drawdown or an annuity) will be taxed at your nominal rate. The exception to this is if you choose to forego the lump sum and instead want to use your pension savings more like a bank account, in which case 75% of each withdrawal will be taxable with the other 25% being tax free.

When it comes to tax considerations for retirement, the best way forward is to seek professional retirement planning advice. Contact us today for retirement planning in Shrewsbury.

How much will I spend in retirement?2021-03-30T11:15:48+00:00

This will vary for everyone, but most people’s spending remains at around the same level as pre-retirement. You might notice a change in your spending in the following areas:

  • Changes in the amount of travel spending
  • Costs for any care needs
  • Changes in your housing costs, possibly based on downsizing or paying off your mortgage
  • Expensive new activities or hobbies (e.g. golf, shopping, etc)
What do I need to consider for retirement planning in Shrewsbury?2021-03-30T11:14:50+00:00

The first step is to decide what you really want to achieve financially. Financial goals might include early retirement, travel, a holiday home, protecting your family’s financial future, planning for the care of elderly relatives or building a family business.

Some common things to consider are:

  • Planned Spending (living expenses and any large one-time expenses)
  • Financial Assets and Liabilities
  • Retirement Income Sources

As specialists in retirement planning in Shrewsbury, speaking to us is the best way to get an accurate picture of what your retirement finances will look like.

Do I have enough money to retire?2021-03-30T11:13:14+00:00

The amount needed to retire will differ for everybody, depending on their individual (and family) requirements. While some may have enough money to retire comfortably whenever they please, most of us are not in that situation, so retirement is something that needs to be planned carefully.

Some might use spreadsheets for planning, which can offer a false sense of security because they assume a consistent return on investments each year. There are too many variables, such as one-time inflows/outflows, inflation, and the variability of investment returns. The best projections are created using retirement planning software that can run hundreds or thousands of scenarios, using randomized investment returns. This type of retirement planning will give you a range of outcomes: the median (most likely) outcome, and the probability of success (i.e., not running out of money).

If you’d like help with retirement planning in Shrewsbury to know if you have enough money to retire, get in touch with our team.

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