“What’s your biggest fear in retirement?”
We hear the same answer over and over. At our seminars, in-lab sessions, online – most retirees are afraid of one big WHAT IF:
“What if I run out of money in retirement?”
The truth is ANYONE can run out of money in retirement. Even the Gates and Bezos and Musks of the world, given the right circumstances, could lose everything in their post-work retirement. Nobody knows what the future holds.
That’s the truth: yes, you COULD run out of money in retirement. That doesn’t mean you will, of course. But if 2020 taught us anything, it was that in life there’s always potential for surprises.
So what can you do?
We believe while you can’t control the future, you can control how you plan. That logic holds true for retirement, too. You can’t control everything about how your retirement will pan out. But you can control how you prepare and accommodate for it.
And the first step to planning is gathering all the information you can. You need relevant, accurate, timely information to guide retirement planning that suits you and your lifestyle.
But where should you turn for that? You can always start researching on the internet. There’s so many resources out there to glean helpful advice from.
In fact, there’s SO many resources online that it can quickly become overwhelming. Where should you start, and how do you know what you stumble upon first will be true? There’s so much misinformation and false advertising on the internet, and anyone can make a mistake by believing something that isn’t true.
When you get sick, diagnosing yourself on WebMD only goes so far. At some point, you’ll need to go see a doctor. And for something as serious and important as your retirement, you really should talk to a professional.
Our ARI educators are professionals whose entire careers revolve around helping people understand what’s going on in the retirement world. They have the knowledge and wisdom to help you see what could really happen down the road in retirement. Our courses offer a roadmap for what you can expect in the coming years, as well.
As you seek to prepare for the worst in retirement, take the first step by gathering all the information you can from a professional. Join a free course today by a professional near you!