View all posts

Living in Retirement

Living the retirement of your dreams means making your money last. Yet outliving our money is a worry we all have. What’s the secret to securing your financial future? Start a goal-oriented savings plan today — and stick with it.

Making your money last.
The key to a comfortable and successful retirement is not outliving the money you’ve saved by creating a budget. Be careful with credit cards and new debt. Claim that senior citizen discount wherever it’s offered. Read the fine print about taxes on all your investments. You can also use the depletion calculator to help you determine which distribution option is right for you.

Be strategic about Social Security.
Social Security is available to you at age 62, but it’s great if you can wait. Take it early, and you get 25% less than if you wait until full retirement age of 66 at which time you’re entitled to 100%. If you can wait until 70, you get 35% more. People often coordinate Social Security benefits with spouses who are also eligible. Maybe one of you takes benefits early, and the other waits. Visit for more information about social security or use our social security calculator to help you estimate your social security benefit.

Tapping your retirement plans.
You may have a defined benefit pension plan from a former employer. Your 401(k) and perhaps IRAs will also likely play a central role. It’s your choice when to withdraw funds from these accounts. If you want to begin tapping them or simply want to roll them over somewhere else, make sure you understand all your options and the ramifications of every decision as well as the minimum distribution amounts. Distributions from traditional IRAs and 401(k) plans are required as you reach age 72. A Financial Professional located at your credit union help you develop a plan that is unique to your own lifestyle.

Content in this material is for general information only and not intended to provide specific advice or recommendations for any individual.


The financial professionals at Envista Investment Advisors are registered representatives with, and securities and advisory services are offered through LPL Financial (LPL), a registered investment advisor and broker-dealer (member FINRA/SIPC). Insurance products are offered through LPL or its licensed affiliates. Envista Credit Union and Envista Investment Advisors are not registered as a broker-dealer or investment advisor. Registered representatives of LPL offer products and services using Envista Investment Advisors, and may also be employees of Envista Credit Union. These products and services are being offered through LPL or its affiliates, which are separate entities from, and not affiliates of, Envista Credit Union or Envista Investment Advisors. Securities and insurance offered through LPL or its affiliates are:
Not Insured by NCUA or Any Other Government Agency Not Credit Union Guaranteed Not Credit Union Deposits or Obligations May Lose Value
  • ©Copyright 2022, CUNA Mutual Group. All Rights Reserved.