In business we’re always looking forward and thinking ahead, but more often than not we’re concerned with the next quarter, the next six months, maybe the next few years.
When we start to think about our own future, we need to zoom out and take a much longer view. Retirement is something that’s measured in decades, and the wellbeing of your family and loved ones extends far beyond that.
It’s important to plan exactly what you’d like to spend your future doing, which means having both the vision to see how that future should look and the financial security to support it. But you need to give your attention to the times that things don’t go to plan too, and for a long-term future that you won’t always feature in.
Nobody regrets being prepared
It’s not something that’s fun to engage with – nobody wants to dwell on illness, misfortune or even death, but look at it from the standpoint that you’ve worked hard to get where you are and it’s a position that deserves respect and protection. All those years of building and working should be put to use in a way that can pay off for you and your family for as long as possible.
We can help you to explore how much you’d need to carry on living comfortably if your partner were to pass away, and how they’d manage in the years ahead if you were no longer around. We can help you to make sure your pension arrangements continue to benefit the people closest to you and that should your business survive you, your family won’t be unnecessarily burdened with its finances.
Careful planning in the here and now means you can ensure your family is financially secure and that your business interests are taken care of. And the pay-off is peace of mind. While you’re enjoying the lifestyle you’ve worked hard for, you can do it safe in the knowledge that your legacy is in great shape too.
We’ve put together a short guide called ‘A Smarter Approach to Planning Your Retirement’. In this guide we’ll show you how to make a friend of the future and face the next stage of your life with clarity and confidence.
We’ll be back on the blog next week with Step 5: Have an exit strategy – what comes next?
Get in touch
If you’re thinking about retirement, we’d love to find out how we can help. Whether you’ve been planning it for a while, you’re just starting out or it’s finally time to stop putting it off, the right time is now.
Proper planning early on will help you to understand when you can retire, what that retirement may look like, what you’ll do with your business and how you’ll make sure it’s all done securely.
Along with professionalism, expertise and experience, you can count on respect, transparency and a lifelong commitment. We’ll celebrate your successes with you, but we’ll always have the courage to tell you the truth about your money.