Retirement gifts should also be considered as a gift, according to the UK Retirement Planning Association.
The organisation’s director of planning, David Green, said: “It’s important to consider how much it is going to cost you to pay for a gift that’s going to last you for a long time.”
“If you’ve got something to give to someone you know that’s been in your life for a while, or maybe even if you’ve never been able to get into the gift shop yourself, it’s important that it’s something that’s well-thought out and that you can put a lot of thought into,” Mr Green said.
“There are a lot more things you could give than you think you could, and some of them can be really valuable.”
What is retirement gift planning?
Retirement gift planning is when you consider how you’re going to use your retirement money.
If you have a small or no savings, the retirement savings may be better spent on things that you enjoy doing rather than spending it on expensive goods.
This includes, but is not limited to, a home, car or business, or even your children’s school.
You can also consider a gift of a car, car parts or jewellery, if you have the means.
It’s also important to note that gifts for children can be much more valuable.
However, if your family is a very big family and you have many of them, you could consider a big home or even a large house.
When it comes to buying things, it may be best to go for things that are simple, like a small house, a boat or a lawnmower.
As an example, a $1,000 gift would be a great way to give someone a home or a boat.
How to get help and advice for retirement planning Mr Green suggested that the best advice was to get support from your GP.
In the case of children, you might want to consider having them check whether or not they’re eligible for a home loan.
A GP can also be very helpful if you are concerned about your family’s financial situation.
But Mr Green stressed that there are no guarantees in life and you should always be prepared to make sacrifices.
“If something goes wrong, and you feel that you’re being shortchanged, it might be worth trying to get the person who’s the person to help you to step in,” he said.
“They could be a relative or friend who has a lot to lose, and they could have a financial adviser.
They could have been involved in the family for a number of years, and a financial advisor might be able to give you a bit of information about your circumstances, such as how long they’ve been living with you and what’s their contribution to the house.”
These can be a really valuable piece of advice.
“If you or anyone you know needs help, call the Samaritans on 116 123.
To find out more about how to help someone who is struggling with their finances, visit www.samaritans.org.au.
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