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6 Tips for Caregivers: Planning for Retirement

Due to these uncertain times, thinking towards the future can be overwhelming. AgingCare has created an article to help you control what you can. The article is about financial planning as a caregiver. Caregiving can put a financial strain on your family. Because of this, it is important to prioritize your money as a caregiver. This is especially true if you are caring for an older adult as they move throughout the aging process. It is important to note that these tips are not universal and everyone has a different financial status. AgingCare’s six steps include the following: 

  1. Taking advantage of employer benefit programs

Knowing the benefits at your place of employment are crucial. This means finding out more information about a potential 401k or matching programs if you have not already done so. 

  1. Opening an Individual Retirement Account (IRA)

An individual retirement account can provide another resource for retirement that you can have on top of a 401k. This can help grow your retirement fund separately from your place of employment.

  1. Investing in companies long term

Investing in the stock market will diversify your finances that you can use towards retirement one day. 

  1. Analyzing your insurance plan

Finding out if the insurance plan you are is right for you. Also considering long term care insurance if it seems like it would be helpful. 

  1. Organizing legal documents 

It is important to have these on hand in case of an emergency. Setting up an organizational system can help make scary situations easier. 

  1. Working with a financial advisor

Finding an advisor you trust can make the retirement process less stressful.

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