Retirement income is a term that describes the money you will receive from your pension plan. It is also known as annuity income and can be made up of a number of sources, including fixed deposits, insurance policies or even proceeds from property investments.
A pension is a regular payment made to you after you retire. It is usually based on your salary and how long you have worked. The payments are usually tax free, so they can help to supplement other sources of income such as savings or investment returns.
There are different types of pensions:
- Defined benefit schemes – These were very common in the past but now only around 5% of people are members of them; these provide an assured level of income based on your salary and length of service with an employer or other organisation (e.g., public sector). You may also get inflation protection in addition to this basic amount if it’s included in the scheme rules; however this isn’t guaranteed as some schemes might not offer inflation protection at all if they don’t think that there will be enough money available over time (and many do). The risk here is that if there isn’t enough money coming into these schemes then it could affect what you receive when it comes time for retirement!
Retirement income sources for pensioners
Pension plans are designed to provide you with an income in your later years. However, they are not always enough to live on, so …Pension Planning: Retirement Income Sources Read More