|Advantages of planning ahead
Planning ahead for retirement can help you make the most of your money for your future needs. The sooner you begin saving, the more your retirement funds will appreciate.
|Company retirement plans
Most employers offer some sort of retirement savings options such as pension plans, four-oh-one-kay (401K) programs, and profit-sharing. These options may offer special tax advantages and contribution matching assets.
Fixed annuities are long term investment products underwritten by insurance companies. There are two types of fixed annuities; the single premium annuity, which is for lump sum investments, and the premium annuity, which allows multiple contributions in the investment.
|Individual retirement accounts (IRA)
Individual Retirement Accounts, known as I.R.A.s, are one of many ways to financially prepare for retirement. Any money invested in an I.R.A. must come from earned income either through regular wages or freelance work.
|Supplementing retirement benefits
Social security and other government retirement benefits should not be relied upon exclusively for retirement support. It is a good idea to begin early in planning for your retirement with a sound investment program.