If either or both of your parents were a government servant, have you been a witness to their retirement years? If yes, you’d have noticed how they had to survive on a pension that was roughly 25-30% of their original income. Since they always depended on the government pension, they never planned for a higher retirement cash inflow. They also had dreams of going for a vacation, but could not go since it was difficult for them to manage with their limited pension. We, the current generation, are lucky enough to have avenues with us where we can invest and generate funds so that we can live a decent life post our retirement.
Endowment plans are life insurance plans that provide a mix of insurance and investments with secured and guaranteed returns. Edelweiss Tokio Life Wealth Builder is an example of an endowment plan which you can use for your retirement planning. For instance, if you are 35 years of age and a non-smoker, by investing Rs. 50000/- per annum for a premium payment term of 12 years and policy term of 30 years, you can get a maturity benefit of Rs. 22,29,000/- which can take care of your retirement needs. You can live a peaceful retirement and also fulfil your dreams of going for a vacation in a dream destination. If any time during the policy term, you meet with an untimely demise, your spouse will receive the Sum Assured of Rs. 6,50,000/- with which she can also live her life with dignity.
Unit Linked Insurance Plans like Edelweiss Tokio Life Wealth Accumulation(Accelerated Cover) are market linked insurance plans where the premium is divided into two parts. One part goes towards coverage of life and the other part goes towards investment in market-linked instruments to maximise the returns. For instance, for a Sum Assured of approximately 4 lacs, you will pay a premium of Rs. 27,000/- for 10 years with a policy term of 30 years. Your maturity benefit will depend upon the market conditions, but assuming an interest rate of 8%, the maturity benefit will be approximately 7 lacs. You also have the option of switching your investment between one fund and another. Funds are the category of stocks in which your money is invested. This option of selecting funds rests with you and you can switch between funds depending on your market outlook and risk appetite. If you are not averse to taking risks and are in search of higher returns, you can opt for this.
Plan for your retirement life with the above two instruments and live a peaceful life in your retirement.