We all have a vision of the future about the type of life we have to live. For some, it includes a life of leisure which I must admit is very enticing. For others, it may entail relaxing into a nice life in retirement. Regardless your vision, you need a plan to get started today. I have this in mind with my personal investing and write my newsletter around designing strategies to produce the income to fulfill readers goals for their chosen lifestyle. It helps to start looking at the end goal (future state) and work backwards to your income investing (current state) to lay the foundation for growth.
One challenge to funding retirement is getting a handle your lifespan. And what we know now is this: You and/or your spouse are likely to live a long life. And many households are not planning to live as long as they actually will live.
Consider, for instance, recent life expectancy trends. Average life expectancy for a 65-year-old male rose from 84.7 in 1950 to 87.8 in 2010 and average life expectancy for 65-year-old woman rose from 86.6 in 1950 to 89.7 in 2010.
In essence, you’ll need to save enough – if you want the same standard of living in retirement as you had while working – to fund a much longer retirement than you might have anticipated.
One reason why Americans aren’t prepared for funding longer lifespans has to do with the difference between life expectancy at birth and life expectancy at 65, and the point at which people tend to start planning for retirement.
Now, human nature being what it is, many households don’t start to plan for retirement until late in life.
What can you do to prepare for the life you want to live? In my newsletter, we select various types of investments to create income. Why the focus on income you may ask. Simply, the development of income streams leads us to increased financial freedom as the income provides the means to living the life you want. While we invest in world class stocks producing income, we also sell options to create monthly income. When an investor sells an option, they receive the cash immediately in their account.
This is what I call “Mailbox Money for Life.” Get started creating your mailbox money by joning our Monthly Income Newsletter today.