Retirement planning can be complex. Whether you’re saving for retirement or planning your post-retirement strategy, an independent financial adviser at AFH can help.

By assessing your needs, personal circumstances and most importantly your objectives, an adviser can walk you through each stage of your retirement journey, helping you to make decisions that will maximise your savings, and thereby avoiding costly mistakes.

Meeting your needs

Not one plan fits all, that’s why an adviser will take the time to assess your personal circumstances and understand your goals and objectives for retirement. With an understanding of your objectives, we will deliver a retirement plan that sets out to meet them. We understand that life circumstances can change, and an independent financial adviser will review and revise your retirement plan periodically so that you remain on track. Be it switching investment strategy or changing an investment wrapper, whatever changes are required our in-house experts, along with your adviser, will guide the process and handle the paperwork for you.

Planning for your future

Saving may seem pretty simple, yet with so many options, it can start to feel like a minefield. From providers and wrappers, to assets and investment risk, there’s plenty to consider. An independent financial adviser can take away the hard work by searching the whole of the market and using their knowledge and expertise to create a retirement plan that meets your specific needs, providing you with the best possible outcomes.

Calculating your pot

Although an important factor, your authorised pension plans are not the only investments that will see you through the various retirement phases. You may have other assets such as ISAs, shares, a second property and cash, or you could be the beneficiary of a trust. Seeking professional financial advice could help you to make the most of your assets, and give you a better idea of how much you can expect to receive at retirement in comparison with your targets.

Managing your income

You’ve worked hard to build up the investments and other income that will be available to you at retirement, and it’s now important to ensure you get the most out of it. Choosing how much, and where you’re going to draw your pension from is an important decision. This will affect how much you receive as net income, and how long your funds will last. It’s crucial that you clearly understand all of your options in each retirement phase, as the method that is best for you is going to depend on a number of personal circumstances. An adviser can guide you through this process, and help you to maintain an income that will see you through each stage of your retirement journey.

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