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Playing the Long Innings: Retirement Planning and Cricket

November 29, 2023


Cricket and life mirror each other in many ways. Both require strategy and long-term planning. Then, it helps if you keep making tactical adjustments as situations develop and change. All this requires a long-term vision and talent.

Talking of talent, when new players join the team, the previous ones may have to leave. Whether you are an athlete, a corporate employee or even a business person, we all have to hang up our boots one day and retire. Hence, retirement planning is essential for every one of us. Whoever you are, and in whatever stage of life and career, you should start planning for retirement as soon as you begin the innings of your working life.

Plan for end of innings

Just like a cricketer's career span is limited, an individual's working life also has a finite duration. Nobody would like to be financially dependent on friends and family after retirement. Parents, who as they progress through their careers and come close to retirement. Investors, who reach the peak of their career, may start to get anxious about their retirement. Women who hold the family together, and would also like to reach their personal goals.

All those who want to reach their personal financial goals, ensure financial security for their families and leave behind a legacy. If they haven't already, they should start their retirement planning as soon as possible.

Retirement only means you stop working, not living. It is important to understand that you will have expenses even post-retirement to maintain the same lifestyle. This is where retirement plans can help you for the time when you hang up your working shoes. Have a look at HDFC Life’s retirement plans that offer a range of retirement solutions curated for varying individual needs.

Scoring even after hanging up your gear

Ever heard of a batsman scoring runs after ending his career? While that may not be possible in cricket, you can have an income source even in retirement. Just like a cricketer puts in years of training and hard work, a working professional also puts in years of hard work. There should be no reason for you not to have financial independence and be able to live and enjoy life comfortably post-retirement.

A regular income stream is a good way to ensure that. This is where HDFC Life Pension Guaranteed Plan comes in. This plan is a single premium annuity product which provides a regular guaranteed income for a lifetime.

HDFC Life Pension Guaranteed Plan helps you ensure a lifelong monthly income after retirement. The plan offers a wide range of annuity options to cater to various needs. It also has options such as taking the plan on a Single or Joint Life basis, receiving an immediate or deferred annuity, and receiving the annuity amount either on a monthly, quarterly, half-yearly or yearly basis.

Furthermore, the plan provides the option of Return of Purchase Price on death and the choice of increasing your Annuity Payouts through a top up option.

Parting Shot / The Final Delivery

Just like a cricketer has to plan their career keeping in mind their strengths, weaknesses, fitness and form, individuals need to plan their investment journey considering various life stages and financial milestones.

Retirement planning involves considering various factors such as income, expenses, inflation, and investment returns. HDFC Life offers multiple retirement solutions and plans to cater to diverse needs, helping individuals lead a comfortable life post-retirement. Consult a certified financial advisor to choose the right product for you.

Remember, retirement planning is a long-term commitment. It is essential to start as early as possible and regularly review and adjust your retirement strategy as needed. It can help you maintain your desired lifestyle, pursue your passions, and achieve your goals even after you stop working.

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Francis Rodrigues Francis Rodrigues

Francis Rodrigues has a decade long experience in the insurance sector, and as SVP, E-Commerce and Digital Marketing, HDFC Life, manages the online sales channel, as well as digital and performance marketing. He has had hands-on experience in setting up sales channels and functional teams from scratch over a career spanning 2 decades.

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We at HDFC Life are committed to offer innovative products and services that enable individuals live a ‘Life of Pride’. For over two decades we have been providing life insurance plans - protection, pension, savings, investment, annuity and health.

HDFC Life Pension Guaranteed Plan (UIN:101N118V11) is a single premium non-participating and non-linked annuity plan. Life Insurance Coverage is available in this product.