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Created: April 27, 2024
Modified: May 15, 2024

At Age 58 with $500K Saved and a $500K Inheritance on the Way, Can I Retire?

Retirement planning can be a daunting process, with numerous variables to consider. Today, we’re exploring a fairly common retirement scenario that financial planners often encounter. Let’s delve into the details:

The Scenario

Meet our fictional individual, who is 58 years old. They have saved $500,000 for retirement and are expecting an inheritance of another $500,000. The burning question is: Can they retire now?

Key Considerations

Individual Circumstances:

Every retirement plan is unique. The first step is to understand the individual’s marital status. Are they single, previously married, divorced, or widowed? Each status has different implications for assets, income sources, and life expectancy.

Health Care:

Health care is a significant concern, especially for someone retiring at 58. They will need to cover health insurance privately until they qualify for Medicare at 65. This could be a substantial expense, potentially two to three times higher than what they paid while working.


Understanding the timing and certainty of the inheritance is crucial. Planning shouldn’t hinge on an uncertain future inheritance.

Realistic timelines and tax implications of the inheritance must be considered.

Tax Strategy and Legacy Planning:

Developing a solid tax strategy is essential. It’s not just about how much you earn but how much you keep. Addressing tax issues and planning for legacy can help ensure financial stability.

Secure a Comfortable Retirement

Retirement planning requires careful consideration and strategic planning to ensure a comfortable and secure future. By addressing these key areas, you can create a robust plan tailored to your unique situation.

Information presented in our podcasts is considered current as of the created date. Over time, some information presented may become stale. We recommend you consult with your Financial Professional before making any changes based on information contained here.

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