How Selling Your Life Insurance Policy May Help Your Retirement

retirement calculatorPlanning for your retirement or calculating your retirement score can be a daunting experience. There is so much to think about, especially the amount of money you need in order to retire comfortably. Generally, the rule of thumb is that the money you may need when you ultimately retire should fall somewhere between 70 to 85 percent of your income. 

To estimate how much money you may need for your retirement years, you could estimate approximately how much you would be spending in the future. There are certain expenses you probably won’t have to worry about once you’re retired, including expenses related to your children. Your mortgage may be paid off, and you may not have to worry about commuting or other work-related expenses. 

At the same time, there could be new expenses, such as healthcare costs. And you may also travel more after retirement since you will have free time that you didn’t have when you were working.

You should maximize your income flow during your working years so that you can be comfortable after you retire. Following are some of the key ways to increase your retirement income.

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Social Security Benefits

Avoid withdrawing money from your Social Security benefits until at least the retirement age of 65 or 67 if you were born in or after 1960. If you continue working until 70, you will receive an additional benefit of eight percent for each year you wait to retire after age 65.

Company Benefits

If your employer offers company benefits, you can take advantage of them and choose those that can give you the maximum income after retirement. You can choose the right investments to reflect your age and risks in a 401k plan. Be wise about when you withdraw so that you can get the most benefit from the plan.

Personal Savings

You can use your personal savings toward your retirement income, but the better option is to make deposits to mutual funds, which can give you considerably more money in the future as they grow.

Life Insurance

If you have a whole life insurance policy, borrowing against the cash value and investing the balance can give you more income when you retire.

Avoid Debt

Finally, another good way to ensure that you can retire comfortably is to avoid the trap of debt. Be smart when using credit cards and when taking out loans. Always pay the maximum toward your balance on both in a timely manner. Avoiding getting into debt can help you enjoy full control over your finances. You can also live stress-free when your finances are in good condition. As a result, you have a better opportunity to retire with a sense of security.

Magna Life Settlements Staff

Magna Life Settlements Staff

Magna Life Settlements is the leading life settlement provider. Magna pays people cash for their life insurance policy from the convenience of their own home online. Our team has decades of financial experience, and are dedicated to helping those in need. Many people have no idea just how valuable their life insurance policy is when they surrender or lapse it, and so many policies today are just given up because of inability to pay the premiums. If you fit our criteria you may be able to receive real value for something you felt had become a burden.


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