Tips for Reviewing and Updating Your Retirement Plan


Retirement is a major life milestone, but the planning doesn’t stop when you walk away from the workforce. In fact, it’s just as important to review and adjust your retirement plan after you’re retired. From managing your budget to ensuring you have the right healthcare coverage, this comprehensive checklist for retirees should help you stay on top of your financial well-being.

Review Your Retirement Budget

Once you’re retired, your spending patterns may change. Review your budget regularly to ensure it aligns with your current needs and lifestyle. Consider factors like travel, hobbies, and healthcare expenses when adjusting your budget.

Review Medicare Plans Annually

Medicare plans can change from year to year, so it’s essential to review your options annually during the open enrollment period. Compare plans to ensure you have the coverage that best meets your healthcare needs and budget.

Consolidate Financial Accounts

Having multiple financial accounts can make money management confusing. Consolidate accounts where possible to streamline your finances and reduce paperwork. This also makes it easier to keep track of your investments and retirement savings.

Update Beneficiary Forms

Life events like marriage, divorce, or the birth of a child may require updates to your beneficiary forms. Review and update these forms regularly to ensure your assets are distributed according to your wishes.

Check Your Credit Reports

Protect your financial health by checking your credit reports regularly. Look for any errors or signs of identity theft. Correcting errors promptly can help maintain your credit score and financial security.

Make a Plan to Pay Off Debts

Entering retirement with debt can put a strain on your finances. Make a plan to pay off any outstanding debts, prioritizing high-interest debt like credit cards. Consider working with a financial advisor to develop a debt repayment strategy.

Consult with Your Financial Advisor Regularly

Your financial advisor can be a valuable resource throughout retirement. Schedule regular meetings to discuss important topics like required minimum distributions (RMDs), investment performance, and any changes to your financial goals or circumstances.

By following this checklist, you can stay proactive in managing your finances and ensure a secure retirement. Retirement planning is an ongoing process, and regular reviews and adjustments are essential for long-term financial success. Consult with us, too, and we can help you evaluate your Medicare options and make changes as needed.

Blake Rhodes


Originally from South Carolina, I have been a resident of Moore County since 2017 and have assisted hundreds of residents in the Sandhills with the Medicare enrollment process.

I am certified with many top Medicare Advantage, Prescription Drug and Medicare Supplement insurance plan carriers. I represent most major companies with a Medicare contract and am qualified to answer any questions you may have.

At no cost, I will help you find a health plan that best suits your personal needs and budget. By educating you on all the options available, I hope to give you the power to compare and the freedom to choose. My primary goal is to maintain a personal and accessible approach with my current and future clients. I look forward to working with you.

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