June 23, 2014 in Retirement

6 steps to low-stress retirement

If you are feeling stressed out about your ability to retire, financial planner Bijan Golkar, vice president and senior adviser
 with FPC Investment Advisory near San Francisco, says you’re not alone.

Golkar says retirement planning-related high anxiety doesn’t just afflict those with modest incomes and savings. “I have clients with $3 million portfolios who aren’t sure that they can retire,” he says.

Whatever a client’s income level, Golkar advises them to take similar steps.

“Some people try to get down to the nitty-gritty,” Golkar says. “I tell them, you’re not going to have a perfect game. All you are trying to do is reassure yourself that you aren’t taking too much risk or too little, so you can enjoy life and not stress out.”