In today's reality, preparing for retirement can be daunting. The ever-increasing cost of living adds to the uncertainty and raises concerns about financial security in later years. Thus, it is essential to take proactive steps and plan diligently to ensure a worry-free retirement.
Based on the EPF Basic Savings Quantum, every prospective retiree should have at least RM240,000 as a minimum at 55 years old, which allows them to spend RM1,000 monthly for 20 years.
However, as of December 31, 2022, 51% of all EPF members aged 55 and below do not have sufficient basic savings for retirement. This is why having retirement savings is crucial as it can provide you with a secure income stream when you’re no longer working. Retirement savings also sets the foundation to your financial stability after retirement. By consistently saving from a young age, you can plan for your retirement with more confidence, knowing that your financial needs will be well taken care of.
If you’re self-employed, you may be exposed to the risk of insufficient finances after retirement. Therefore, take the initiative to start saving early on.
To reduce this risk, you are encouraged to open your EPF account (if you don’t already have one!) and begin saving as early as possible. Our step-by-step guide below will guide you through the process and ensure that you have all the information you need.