We will discuss ways to help you protect your financial future from unexpected expenses and life events.
In the final stage of the financial planning process, we’ll run your plan through several “what if” scenarios to determine what the effect would be on your plan and review potential solutions to help minimize these effects and maximize your probability of success.
Two of the common “what if” scenarios we will run are:
Death of a spouse: Do you know what would happen financially to your surviving spouse if you were to pass away prematurely or even at life expectancy? What portion of your pension will they retain? Did you realize that your surviving spouse will only retain the higher of your and their Social Security, but the lower benefit will be lost?
Long-term care: One of the biggest concerns may not be outliving your income but instead outliving good health. What would happen to your spouse if you were to need long-term care for a period of time? With the median cost for a private room in a nursing home now at over $90,000 and increasing at twice the rate of inflation, how many years of care could you pay for before you run out of money, leaving your spouse destitute?
Through our risk management process, we will help you prepare for the unexpected and the inevitable.
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