Protect your retirement pot against inflation

Martin Collins of Pareto

For anyone feeling the effects of rising inflation, it’s important to ensure that your retirement fund isn’t significantly impacted.

So how can you protect your pension income for the future?

Postpone Retirement

Delaying retirement may allow you to better prepare for future financial commitments.

You have more time to invest and contribute funds towards your pension pot and invested funds have the potential to generate returns that outpace inflation.

Review

One way to ensure that your retirement savings aren’t affected when inflation is high, is by diversifying your investments across different asset classes.

Diverse portfolios can help protect you from losses due to market volatility and/or inflation. Keep track and adjust your investment strategy accordingly.

Keep contributing

Continuing to contribute to your pension pot can be wise. Regular contributions can take advantage of volatile investment conditions.

Not only is your retirement fund likely to outperform cash savings over the long-term, but it also allows you to take advantage of the tax relief top-up offered by the government.

The amount of relief you receive is based on the rate of Income Tax that you pay.

For those with a defined contribution pension who are taking an income, it might be beneficial to reduce the amount you are withdrawing to keep more of your pot invested.

This could help protect your retirement fund against volatile markets and rising inflation.

Regularly revisiting your retirement planning is essential to ensure your long-term security and prosperity.

Investments can go down as well as up. For more information contact Martin Collins from Pareto, who is the preferred Financial Planner for Beever and Struthers.

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