As your parents approach their retirement years, it’s only natural to worry about their financial futures. The following tips can help you prepare for your parents’ retirement.
Suggest expert help, if necessary
Depending on your parents’ financial situation and their retirement plans, they might need expert financial help if they don’t have it already. Offer to help them find a financial advisor who can help them prepare for retirement.
Review beneficiary information
It’s often a topic that some families like to avoid, but it’s important that it is addressed. Ensure that your parents have these important documents in order, and that you (or someone close to the family) have copies. Ideally, beneficiary information should be reviewed on an annual basis and with an attorney. Ask your parents if you’re their beneficiary, and if so, make sure you have all the information you need.
Make sure you have access to their information
Ensure that you have crucial information easily accessible, such as phone numbers of important contacts (such as an attorney and/or financial planner), account information, and any other legal documents that your parents are willing to share with you. If they are uncomfortable with sharing some of this information, make sure you have the contact information for someone who already does have it, such as their attorney.
Don’t forget about your own finances
Although it’s nice to help your parents prepare for their retirement, don’t lose sight of your own finances and your own retirement planning, even if it is still a long time away.
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Nothing above is meant to provide financial or tax advice. You should meet with appropriate professionals for such services.