Single people are generally not concerned with a spouse or children, but they do need to plan for their own retirements and for their own estates, according to Forbes in "5 Financial Planning Strategies For Singles," including:
- Single people should start saving for their retirements as soon as they possibly can. Most experts today believe people should save about 15% of their incomes for retirement.
- Because single people do not have a spouse's income to rely on in case of emergency, they should set some money aside for one. Six months' worth of income is a rule of thumb for emergency savings.
- If anyone is financially dependent on them, then singles should consider getting life insurance. This is especially important, if the dependent is a minor child.
- Single people do need estate plans so they can direct who should get their assets after they pass away.
- Single people also need to make sure that beneficiaries on any financial accounts, such as retirement accounts, are in place.
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Reference: Forbes (July 5, 2017) "5 Financial Planning Strategies For Singles."