Retirement Planning

retirement-planningPlanning for your retirement could be one of the most exciting phases of your life. After having worked so hard your whole life to get yourself into the best possible position, you have arrived at the point where you can consider a life after work and what your financial situation will look like when you cease working.

We specialise in working with our clients to understand their specific situation as they approach retirement. We investigate the history that has brought you to this point and look forward to your plans, goals and dreams of the future. We aim to provide and implement a financial solution for you to achieve the goals you have set for your retirement.

The case studies below highlight two commonly used strategies in our office for our clients approaching retirement. Of course feel free to contact the office if you have any questions about how these might apply to your circumstances.

Transition to Retirement (TTR) Illustration

Susan loves spending time with her grandchildren, playing tennis with her friends and she is keen to make the most of her retirement in 5 years’ time. Susan is aged 60 and currently earns $120,000 p.a. as a Human Resources Manager. She has worked hard her whole life and made regular contributions to accumulate a Superannuation balance of $300,000.

Susan is looking forward to travelling the globe after she retires, but is concerned that her current Superannuation balance won’t be able to provide her with a comfortable lifestyle. She speaks with her wealth advisor to discuss her situation and was very interested to learn about a Transition to Retirement (TTR) strategy that would enable her to save tax, boost her Superannuation savings and retain the same level of take home pay.

The strategy works by utilising:

+ The tax benefits available to Susan from salary sacrificing a portion of her salary into her Superannuation,

+ The ability to commence a pension to draw down an amount to top up Susan’s take home pay,

+ Further tax benefits from having her Superannuation funds in ‘pension mode’

The scenario will look slightly different to each individual, however for Susan, her Superannuation balance could be almost $50,000 higher by utilising a TTR strategy at the end of her career. This could mean a more comfortable retirement, more opportunities to spoil her grandchildren, or the odd flight upgrade on her travels instead?


Annuity Illustration

Heather and David, age 65, have had long and rewarding careers. Heather volunteers at a local Not For Profit and David is still enjoying working Part Time two days a week to top up their cash flow. Their house is paid off and they’re looking forward to relaxing in their retirement and spending more time with their grandchildren.

The couple have a meeting with Endorphin Wealth Management to start preparing for retirement and to look at strategies that may assist them get the most out of their situation. Their Wealth Advisor assisted them to determine how much money they might need and discussed strategies to maximise their Government Age Pension benefits by taking advantage of lifetime annuities.

The income from the annuities were found to receive beneficial treatment when it is assessed by Centrelink for the Age Pension calculations. As the case study below highlights, by investing part of their Superannuation money into annuities as part of their overall strategy, the couple is able to potentially boost their Government Age Pension by around $80,000 over 15 years.

The annuity also provides the couple with a capital guarantee and a fixed income for the life of their investment. Heather and David feel good about her future knowing they have the income to be able to relax and focus on more important things like their grandchildren.

Challenger Liquid Lifetime Annuity

Heather and David, age 65, are married and live in their own home. They have a Superannuation balance of $600,000 combined and David works Part Time earning $31,200 per year.

The additional Government Age Pension will enable the couple to splurge a bit more in their retirement – perhaps a couple more large holidays or even better, spoil the grandkids!


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