When it comes to retirement planning, women in transition confront special difficulties. The idea of planning for life after work might be stressful since many women balance careers, children, and side ventures. When making decisions about retirement planning, women who are moving from one period of their lives to another—whether that’s a change in careers or a significant change in lifestyle—need to take additional considerations into account. 

Making informed decisions now is crucial to having adequate money saved for retirement. 

In this article, we’ve put together a guide on how to plan for retirement as a woman in transition. 

Check your status and situation

Your current age, income, and expenses are some crucial factors to take into account before getting started. Knowing where you stand today can help you make wise decisions about retirement savings later on.  

Consider investing

When beginning preparations for retirement, there are several categories of investments that should be considered: 401(k) plans, IRAs (Individual Retirement Accounts), CDs (Certificates of Deposit), stocks, and bonds. Your level of risk tolerance and time horizon will determine the best types of investments for you. 

Take advantage of employer-sponsored plans

Employees can also save for retirement using their pre-tax income through employer-sponsored 401(k) plans. It’s vital to utilize the maximum match that is available as employers frequently match a part of employee contributions. The ability to grow money and withdraw it tax-free is another appealing feature of IRAs. Additionally, your portfolio’s diversification can be increased by using CDs, equities, and bonds.

Be disciplined 

To optimize profits, you must maintain a disciplined attitude to money management regardless of the type of savings or investments you choose. That is why you should resist the urge to make high-risk, short-term investments since they typically don’t generate steady income during retirement.

Prepare for taxes

Proper tax preparation is essential when it comes to long-term financial planning. It can be difficult to understand the different kinds of taxable and non-taxable investments that are available as well as how to take advantage of favorable IRS regulations. 

Keep your retirement plan up to date

Finally, don’t forget to review and adjust your retirement plan regularly. As life circumstances change over time, so do investment goals. You can ensure that your assets and savings are advancing your retirement objectives by regularly checking in with a financial advisor. 

Talk to a financial advisor

Working with an experienced financial advisor is essential for helping women boost returns during this critical stage. A good financial advisor will provide guidance and resources on how best to prepare for retirement and provide insight into the best strategies for long-term financial security. With this knowledge in hand, women can feel more confident about their future retirement plans. 

If you need assistance understanding the tax implications and your financial situation better, don’t hesitate to reach out to us. At Gainspoletti Financial Services, we offer evaluation tools and resources that ensure women stay on track financially during transitions and beyond into their retirement years. We also provide comprehensive financial planning to bring your vision into sharper focus, so you can enjoy the lifestyle you want and deserve.We believe that our clients deserve exemplary service, and we are committed to delivering. Our team of experienced financial advisors can help you create a retirement plan that meets your unique needs. 

Contact us today to learn more.

The information has been obtained from sources considered to be reliable, but we do not guarantee that the foregoing materials accurate or complete. This material is being provided for information purposes only and is not a complete description, nor is it a recommendation. Any opinions are those of Gainspoletti Financial Services and not necessarily those of Raymond James. Investing involves risk and you may incur a profit or loss regardless of strategy selected, including diversification and asset allocation. Every investor’s situation is unique and you should consider your investment goals, risk tolerance and time horizon before making any investment. 401(k) plans are long-term retirement savings vehicles. Withdrawal of pre-tax contributions and/or earnings will be subject to ordinary income tax and, if taken prior to age 59 1/2, may be subject to a 10% federal tax penalty. Contributions to a Roth IRA are never tax deductible, but if certain conditions are met, distributions will be completely income tax free. Raymond James and its advisors do not offer tax or legal advice. You should discuss any tax matters with the appropriate professional.