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Five Steps To Have a Great Retirement in Hawaii

Earn More to Save More

Retirement strategy is often based on the “spend less, earn more” concept, but when retirement seems remote, this guidance often falls short. The Earn Process reviews the importance of increasing the earning ability of a person. For people who are only now starting out on their journey to plan for retirement and who want to learn how to earn more, to invest more, the Earn Process is most fitting.

Save Up for Your Retirement

They will start the Save Process until a person has maximized their earning potential. The Save process helps readers to ensure that they successfully pursue saving for retirement in Hawaii by determining what kind of saver they could be and how the right methods for approaching building retirement savings. It also addresses how the best retirement savings account (Employer-Sponsored retirement plan such as a 401k or an Employee Retirement Account IRA) should be chosen, all while maintaining an eye on lifestyle progression.

Grow your Retirement Fund Portfolio

Once a large dent in one’s nest egg is not made by monthly spending payments, it is crucial that the individual begin to consider how to expand their portfolio.

Clear appreciation is primarily driven by donations, but as time progresses, the valuation of the accounts is ultimately driven by the compounding of one’s savings. The Growth Process focuses on how to grow one’s wealth by allowing compounding to do the heavy lifting for individuals interested in learning how to invest smarter. In addition, the step dives further into how asset distribution, risk potential, and risk aversion, tax effects, can be understood. Finally, in an investment portfolio, the Development Process explores how to be mindful of future underlying costs.

Retirement Transition

A Transition Process also doesn’t require conventional retirement plans. Unfortunately, failure to prepare for one’s transition to retirement in Hawaii will make the retirement of a person a significant negative dent. The most uniquely unusual transition to retirement is that it would rely on current savings and finances, health conditions, wages, and a multitude of other variables. During this point, a fiduciary financial planner may be useful when they help their customers escape return risk sequences and other expensive errors that often occur as retirement is phased in.

Retirement Protection & Enjoy Your Assets

It is necessary to adopt policies that ensure a steady retirement income in order to safely enjoy retirement without worrying about one’s finances. The final step, Retain and Enjoy, teaches how, through mechanisms like the Buckets Scheme, Target Risk Portfolios, and Target-Date Funds, to create a reasonable retirement income strategy. Knowing the appropriate minimum withdrawals (RMDs) and how much or from which accounts for a person may withdraw to live off without thinking about outliving their funds or relying entirely on social security or pension is equally critical.

Retirement in Hawaii

Before you go raiding your retirement accounts to pay off your credit card debt you need to know the consequences. When creditors are calling you, your family, and your work – harassing you and threatening lawsuits, it’s really tempting to look at the money sitting in an IRA or 401k plan, as a quick fix.

STOP! There are a couple of reasons this short-term solution may not be such a good idea:

  1. Early withdrawal from a 401k can have income tax consequences. Say you are younger than 59 & 1/2, and you take out $50,000.00. This will trigger a 10% penalty for early withdrawal. If you earn $75,000.00/yr., that puts you in the 25% tax bracket. So adding the penalty plus tax rate you are now paying a 35% cost to obtain access to your money, which reduces your $50,000.00 to $32,500.00.
  2. You’re trading consumer debt for an IRS debt, and the IRS debt would survive bankruptcy if left unpaid.
  3. This is your Retirement in Hawaii. You are putting the quality of your later years at risk. That’s money you will need when you stop working to eat, pay rent, and transportation. Some of your expenses, particularly medical, may increase. Many people are under the impression they will have to give up retirement money if they file for bankruptcy. Retirement accounts are protected under the bankruptcy code. This means neither creditors nor trustees can take any of this money from you. So, instead of spending your hard-earned and irreplaceable retirement to pay your debts, consider filing bankruptcy instead. You will keep all your retirement savings. You will safeguard the financial lifeline to happiness in your golden years and obtain the freedom and peace of mind that should accompany a successful departure from the workplace.

Don’t do anything without first calling Blake Goodman, P.C. Your retirement in Hawaii is only protected when it remains in an IRA, 401k, or another retirement account. If you cash it out and deposit the money in your bank account, those funds have lost the special protections bankruptcy affords. We offer a free consultation, just give us a call to arrange a meeting at either of our conveniently located offices.

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Blake Goodman received his law degree from George Washington University in Washington, D.C. in 1989 and has been exclusively practicing bankruptcy-related law in Texas, New Mexico, and Hawaii ever since. In the past, Attorney Goodman also worked as a Certified Public Accountant, receiving his license form the State of Maryland in 1988.

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