No one wants to retire uncomfortably.

Though things may feel uncertain right now, it doesn't change the fact that you've worked hard to build something for your family. Or that the way forward is the same as it always has been: smart decisions based on good advice from people you trust. So, if you're not comfortable, let us help set you at ease. Starting with five reasons to feel more relaxed about retirement right now - and ending with anything we can do to help make that feeling last. We can help whether you're closing in on retirement, or just starting to think about it.

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5 reasons to relax about retirement

Uncertainty isn't new. We've been through it before and will go through it again.
But if you focus on the right things, you can feel more comfortable about how you're doing.
You still have a long-term investment horizon.

Reason #1 to relax about retirement

You still have a long-term investment horizon. Even in retirement.

"You don't need all your retirement savings on Day One. In fact, you'll still be investing for many years after you retire. The emotions of the day shouldn't guide your decisions."

Mike Lebel, CFA, Portfolio Manager, Concord, NH

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More and more people are finding enjoyment working in retirement.

Reason #2 to relax about retirement

More and more people are finding enjoyment working in retirement.

"Many people like staying connected to a larger community. And many enjoy the freedom of knowing they could stop working at any time, or that they have the flexibility to work a job that fits their priorities. Either way, you're keeping busy - and earning money."

Jana Hanscom, CRPC, Relationship Manager, Bangor, ME

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You might not need as much money as you think.

Reason #3 to relax about retirement

You might not need as much money as you think.

"Priorities can change. You may decide to downsize or move to a more affordable part of the country. And one upside of COVID-19 is some people are discovering they enjoy staying home more than they realized."

Derek Davis, CFP, Relationship Manager, Portland, ME

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Retirement is only a date on the calendar.

Reason #4 to relax about retirement

Retirement is only a date on the calendar.

"There's no 'right' way to retire. It isn't the finish line it appears to be as you're approaching it. It's simply a different way to explore what matters to you."

Scott Kenney, CFA, Director of Wealth Management, Bangor, ME

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Reason #5 to relax about retirement

We're here to help.

"Nobody plans to fail, but some fail to plan. Together we can build a plan that recognizes your needs and helps you achieve them - even when you feel uncertain about your options."

Cathy Barter, CWS, Senior Relationship Manager, Portland, ME

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10 years or less to retirement and not feeling comfortable?

You're in the right place.

If you're feeling unsure about retirement, you're not alone. But you don't have to face it alone. Bangor Wealth Management can help take the mystery out of how to move forward with clear advice and a real relationship rooted in New England common sense. We've been helping our Maine and New Hampshire neighbors with good advice, plain and simple for 169 years and we're not going to stop now.

  • We'll build a real relationship by getting to know you - and what you care about
  • We'll be completely transparent, so you're never confused or surprised
  • We can protect what you've created and build on it - together
  • With our team approach, you can rely on someone always being ready to answer your question - including more chartered financial analysts than you'd expect to find at a local community bank.

20+ years to retirement and not sure what to do?

We can help.

If you're earning a salary of $100,000 or more and contributing to a 401(k) or IRA, you're doing great. and you're ready for a more personal touch to help you do even better preparing for retirement. We can help craft a plan you'll be comfortable with because it's tailored to your family's needs and goals. Bangor Wealth Management has 168 years of experience simplifying the complexities of retirement investing for our neighbors with good advice, plain and simple. Let us help you start with confidence. And end there, too.

  • We start with a straightforward conversation about your values, dreams and concerns
  • Together, we build a step-by-step plan that makes sense for your situation
  • We make everything clear, from why you have the investments you do, to exactly how much it will cost
  • We use a team approach, so there's always someone who knows you and your goals available