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Living in retirement

The goal of retirement has been years in the making, and now it’s time to transition to living in retirement. HSBC1 is here to help you plan the next phase of your life.

Creating an effective retirement strategy

An effective retirement strategy can help you plan how to spend and invest your savings so you’ll have a reliable cash flow and potential to generate additional income to help you enjoy the retirement years. Here are some key steps to consider:

  • Plan your spending
    Create a financial plan based on your goals and spending, and consider how long you’ll need your money to last.
  • Invest
    Build a portfolio that considers your desired growth, income, risk and timeline.
  • Additional income
    Tap into your portfolio in tax efficient ways to generate a reliable income stream.
  • Monitor your plan
    Continuously monitor and adjust your plan and portfolio to reflect your needs, while monitoring the market or life changes.

Learn more about financial goal planning.

Other things to consider

Required Minimum Distributions (RMDs)

The IRS requires you to take RMDs from all of your tax-deferred retirement accounts when you reach a certain age. The Required minimum distribution is the minimum amount you must withdraw from your account each year. Learn more at

Social Security Benefits

Social Security can provide you added financial protection while living in retirement. Eligibility begins at age 62, but you can decide when you want to start receiving your benefits. Know your Social Security benefits and your statements. Learn more at

Estimate future health care costs

Medicare doesn’t start until age 65 and won’t cover everything. With Medicare or other healthcare insurance, you may be responsible for costs such as insurance premiums and out-of-pocket expenses your insurance doesn’t cover, like a deductible, copay or coinsurance.

Health care cost if you retire before the age of 65

If you retire before age 65, you’ll need to cover health care costs until Medicare kicks in. You may have the following health care coverage options:

  • Health plans from the Health Insurance Marketplace (
  • Private insurance
  • Employer retiree insurance (This is most common with federal, state and municipal employees.)
  • Insurance from your spouse’s employer
  • You can also use money saved in a Health Savings Account (HSA) to pay for insurance premiums and other qualified medical expenses tax-free.

The HSBC approach

We spend the time to get to know you. Our HSBC Financial Professionals2 will discuss your goals of living in retirement which often include:

  • Travel plans
  • Possible downsizing
  • Managing medical and healthcare costs
  • Working in retirement

Whatever is important to you while living in retirement, we’re here to support.

Begin to experience the benefits of working with us by scheduling a review with an HSBC Financial Professional.

Connect with a Financial Professional

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Call 800.662.3343 or from outside the U.S. or Canada, please call 847.876.1574 to speak with an HSBC Financial Professional.

Monday through Friday 9am - 5pm ET

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