2) They’re Working with a Financial Advisor
Planning for retirement alone is overwhelming. Unless your spouse is super-investment savvy or works in the financial field, it’s a good idea to talk with a financial advisor about retirement planning. There are a lot of options and these advisors are professionals who specialize in making sure you’re set for life. That being said, you also want to make sure you work with a reputable company and with an advisor you can trust. It’s a good idea to do as much research as you can prior to meeting with an advisor. Be as informed as possible about the options and ask the right questions about every opportunity presented. Different stocks, bonds, mutual funds, and investments come with different fees. Be sure your spouse has exhausted all the options and inquired about initial purchase fees, maintenance fees, and the investment’s flexibility.