What financial steps do I take at 65?

Are you near or over 65 and how much do you really need to save for retirement? When will your money to start taking care of you?

Almost in all countries, the average retirement age ranging from 62 to 65.

When you will retire someday, you need to start planning as early as possible.

But how do you get started?

Once you are no longer working, a financial plan is even more important, as your income will come from your savings, social security and pension you may have.

First, track your income and expenses for a couple of months. Can you live without BRANDS and avoid expensive products from different BRANDS?  Then do a simple math and calculate how much money you’ll need in retirement to maintain your lifestyle. 

Yes, there are some big expenses like housing, food, transportation, social security, entertainment, travel, healthcare so you need a serious plan for the retirement.

Here are some tips to make sure you’re fiscally ready for the next stage of your life.

Plan for social security

You will get the benefit on your earnings history and the age at which you start collecting.

The main point is that you can start collecting at any age between 62 and 70, and the longer you wait, the higher your monthly benefit will be. 

Get the health insurance

No doubt, upholding healthy finances as you over 65 is just as important as getting regular medical checkups. So, if you’re 65 or older, you are qualified for Medicare. And bitter truth is that, healthcare will likely be one of your largest expenses after retirement.

Put a cash and bonds together

Put your bond together and bonds that mature on a regular schedule over the next few years to replenish that cash, and secure your income.

Wait, there’s more.

Maintain your network

Don’t forget to include a networking strategy in your retirement plan, because you need to build and maintain your network even in retirement too. The more socially active you are the more chances you are likely to create for yourself.

Moreover, a charity, a charitable remainder trust is a tool that can help you get funds too.

By taking these financial steps, you can set yourself on a firm foundation for your retirement. 

When you have time, organize your estate or you handover to any trustful person that can distribute your heir.