How to set yourself up for retirement as early as now

14 June 2021

"I am not put in this earth to pay bills and die" is something I read somewhere a long time ago and it has always stuck with me. This is true, and so I made sure I am set for when I retire, in the event I live long enough to get to that age.

Now you might be reading this and wondering why you should put some thought into your retirement, considering that you’re probably in your middle ages still. The thing is, everyone ages, and there will come a time where people will reach retirement age.

Sure, retirement is a long way off, but it’s still a topic you should think about and take steps to prepare for it. After all: the last thing you want to do is worry about things like money or healthcare when you reach your senior years. With that in mind, here’s what you can do:



It’s no secret that most people experience medical conditions or injuries during their working lives. With that in mind, you should consider how you will provision your healthcare needs when you retire.

Private medical insurance is undoubtedly a wise move as it means you can get treatments for virtually any medical conditions and injuries without incurring lots of costs. Of course, another thing to keep in mind is some people have extensive healthcare needs as they age. You can get a quotation for this as early as now.

In those circumstances, if you sadly become very ill when you retire, you may need to move to a nursing home where there are trained medical professionals that can provide round-the-clock assistance if you need it.

If you need to move into a nursing home when you retire, be sure to ask your family to help you select a good one. Otherwise, you may not receive the best care, and you may need to hire an experienced team of nursing home abuse attorneys in very bad nursing homes.

Nursing home abuse is rare, but sadly, it does still happen in isolated cases. If you don’t want to live in a nursing home, you may find that adapting your home could mean you receive care in familiar surroundings.


Arguably the most essential aspect of retirement to plan and prepare for is income. You will undoubtedly want to stop working once you reach retirement age and enjoy leading a more leisurely lifestyle. That’s because you’ll have spent many decades working hard.

When you reach retirement age, what will be your income source? One fact you should keep in mind is that you mustn’t rely on state benefits to provide you with a generous income. In fact, you’ll find any state income provided wouldn’t let you enjoy a comfortable retirement.

The most common way to build up a retirement income is by having a pension plan you pay into each month from your salary. Depending on where you live in the world, the state may contribute to your pension or give you generous tax rebates.

It’s worth arranging a pension sooner rather than later. Firstly, it means you’ll have more money to spend when you retire. And, secondly, you won’t have to make significant monthly contributions.

You could also combine your retirement pension with part-time work or even work you do from home if you’d rather continue working some of the time once you reach that stage.

Income and healthcare provision are undoubtedly the top two points to consider for retirement. Everything else, such as vacations or investing in new homes or vehicles, for example, is achievable once you’ve retired. As for me, I have two investment plans that I intend to use when I reach retirement age. :)

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