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How to Account for Inflation While Planning for Retirement?


Inflation is one of the biggest factors influencing retirement planning. Factoring in inflation over the years, one can arrive at the corpus amount that will be needed at the time of retirement. Here are 4 tips to making an inflation-proof retirement plan:

Begin Early and Invest Wisely

When it comes to goal-specific investments, the sooner you start the better. For example, if you starts saving Rs. 9700 a month at 25 years of age, you can build a corpus of Rs. 5.3 crore at (@12% return) when you retire at 60. However, if you delay the investment by just 5 years, you would have to invest Rs. 17,400 every month to build the same retirement fund.

At a young age, people are willing to take more risks with their investments. Hence, you can consider riskier investment ideas equity and get the opportunity to reap higher returns.

Choose the Correct Pension Plan

While choosing your pension scheme it is important to ascertain how much risk can you take and where to invest depending on the time left before you retire. You can choose between traditional pension plans or Unit Linked Pension Plans like Max Life Forever Young Pension Plan, which gives a lifetime income to you and your partner.

Keep the Retirement Fund Separate

To build a sufficient retirement corpus, ensure that the amount invested in the pension policy remains untouched. Your retirement fund should be sacred and not liquidated for any other requirement. Remember, even small withdrawals can significantly diminish the retirement corpus.

Move to Safer Avenues as You Near Retirement

As you get closer to retirement, systematically reduce your exposure to riskier and volatile investments. Start booking profits and safeguard your corpus. Underperforming assets can be slowly removed from portfolio and the proceeds can be used to increase your retirement corpus.

Your retirement years are something you look forward to. Don’t let inflation curb your standard of living and hold you back. You can read more about the plan Online or Schedule a meeting from Max Life to determine how much you need to save for your retirement.

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