Most people have come across an online retirement calculator or read an article discussing the importance of saving from an early age to retire on time. However, these projections have a major flaw: they assume that life progresses in a linear fashion. They expect you to save the same amount every year without accounting for the inevitable changes that occur over the next few decades. In reality, life is far more complex and unpredictable than a straight line. That’s why we develop retirement plans that are resilient to the unknown.

Each retirement plan we create is tailored to the individual client, considering their unique goals and needs. We recognize that life is ever-changing, so we design our plans with the understanding that circumstances will undoubtedly evolve in the future. Consequently, the plan is continuously adjusted and refined on an annual basis.

Retirement planning covers an extensive time period, encompassing the crucial decisions leading up to the retirement date, as well as the following 20 or 30 years of retired life. In today’s world, planning for retirement has become an essential undertaking. Relying solely on Social Security and company retirement benefits often falls short in providing the necessary income for a comfortable retirement.

Retirement planning extends beyond simply arranging investments to generate a specific income. It necessitates a comprehensive strategy that incorporates various elements such as portfolio management, tax management, and estate planning.

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Portfolio Management

A diversified investment portfolio is crucial for safeguarding and expanding your wealth, especially during retirement. It involves striking a delicate equilibrium between generating income and growing your assets to counter inflation and uncertainty. By spreading your investments across various asset classes like stocks, bonds, and real estate, you can reduce risk and enhance long-term returns. Our professional portfolio management can assist you in navigating the intricacies of the financial markets and adapting your investments to align with your retirement objectives.
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Tax Management

Taxes greatly impact retirement savings and income. A comprehensive retirement plan enables strategic tax management. Using tax-efficient investment options like IRAs and 401(k)s can reduce taxes during your working years and in retirement. Planning for tax-efficient withdrawals optimizes income and avoids unnecessary taxes. As RMDs grow larger with age, they generate significant tax liabilities. Strategies like QCD, Donor-Advised Funds, and Roth Conversions manage taxes from RMDs.
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Estate Planning

Estate planning is crucial for retirement but often neglected. It entails creating a comprehensive plan to transfer your assets and wealth to your chosen beneficiaries. With a well-crafted estate plan, you can minimize estate taxes, ensure the desired distribution of assets, and secure your family’s financial future. This involves establishing wills, trusts, and designating beneficiaries for retirement accounts and life insurance policies.

By integrating portfolio management, tax management, and estate planning into your retirement strategy, you can create a robust and comprehensive plan that addresses your long-term financial goals. Neglecting any of these aspects may result in missed opportunities, increased tax burdens, or difficulties in passing on your wealth to future generations.

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Burkholder Wealth Management team