RSM New Zealand

Can you afford to retire?

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Thursday, 12 October 2017 from 7:30am to 9:00am

Do you know how much you need to fund your retirement?

So, how much do you need?

The short answer is that for a comfortable lifestyle with holidays and steak dinners, a single person needs around $300,000 in savings on retirement. A couple will need a bit more, up to $400,000. A simpler lifestyle will require less: between $30,000 and $80,000 for an individual and up to $70,000 for a couple. *

So, where will that money come from?

This seminar, presented by Henry Ford, Director of Rutherford Rede, will provide you with a framework to help you understand the amount of capital required to be financially independent in retirement.

While every person has different needs and retirement expectations, some common considerations are:

  • What age you expect to, or want to retire by.
  • How long you expect (or hope) to live.
  • The amount of money you expect or want to spend in retirement.  Are you planning a large world trip to celebrate the end of your working life?
  • The legacy you want to leave.  Do you have dependents you need to consider?
  • The amount of financial risk you are prepared to take.  Are you a brave investor, or conservative planner?
  • The degree of certainty you want your plan to have.
  • We will provide examples of how all of this impacts to give you an indication of how much these factors make a difference?

There is no point in understanding what your assets are worth, if you don’t know how much you need them to be worth.


* Figures provided by Amy Hamilton Chadwick, Authorised Financial Advisor on Westpacs REDnews

Event location

Ground Floor, Ford Building, 86 Highbrook Drive, Highbrook, Auckland 2013

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