Quiz for Federal and Postal Retirement

Retirement Readiness Quiz

QuizIf you took a retirement readiness quiz how ready do you think you would be?  If you find that you have already completed a task, then you are a STAR.  If you need to still get busy accomplishing the task, then simply make it a part of your Individual Action Plan (IAP) for implementation.  This is not actually a quiz where you get graded but more of a global positioning system to help you navigate successfully to where you want to go.  Beside each item indicate if it is COMPLETE OR PENDING.  If the item is pending estimate a date when the item will be complete and the action you will take to make it happen.

• Have you quantified your financial objectives?  In other words, have you estimated how much money you will need to live the life you desire in retirement?
• Have you set goals for retirement?
• Do you have doable strategies to achieve those goals?
• Can you itemize the strategies to achieve the goals you have set for retirement?
• Do you know where all your important records are?
• Have you informed someone you trust about your important records?
• Do you know how to reduce your FEGLI expenses and who to work with to make that happen?
• Do you know how you spend every single dollar and cent?
• Do you know how to access the TSP.gov website
• Are you saving enough money in your Thrift Savings Plan (TSP) and is your current mix of funds right for your needs?
• Have you prepared an estimated retirement budget and devised steps to help you operate within your budget?
• Do you intend to leave a big inheritance to your children, other family members, or a charity?  If so, have you set aside money or made provisions to accomplish that goal?
• Have you thought about where you will live in retirement and the cost involved?
• What would you do in the event of an unexpected and extended disability before you retire?
• Do you have an emergency fund?
• If you are a couple, are both parties completely aware of the status of the financial situation?
• If something happens to either of the parties,  is each member capable of managing the family’s finances independently?
• Are you taking full and total advantage of any tax-deferred savings options offered by your employer?
• If you have dependents that rely on your income for survival, what plans have you put in place in the event of your death?
• Are you taking care of your health so that you can have a good quality of life in your retirement years?
There are many more retirement readiness questions we could pose, but I think we have sufficient fuel to allow us to take a good look at our readiness for retirement.   Remember if you have not done any of the things listed, it’s ok, you need only make them a part of your individual action plan and get started activating that plan as part of your goal to Retire Well.

P. S.  Always Remember to Share What You Know.

 

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