Everyone who saves for retirement strives to maintain a certain lifestyle once they retire. Some people want to maintain their standard of living while others have grand plans to see the world and live in luxury. The Sanlam Cumulus Echo Retirement Plan rewards you for saving towards these goals with an Echo Bonus, so you have the potential to supersize your retirement and get more out of life.
The Sanlam Cumulus Echo Retirement Plan is a retirement annuity designed to make saving for retirement more attractive and rewarding. The Echo Bonus is paid at retirement, and the amount is dependent on how long you save for and how many contributions you make. In other words, the earlier you start saving towards retirement and the more contributions you make, the bigger your Echo Bonus will be. That means you can supersize your retirement with an Echo Bonus and look forward to the retirement you deserve after years of hard work.
Once you retire, you have the option to stay invested without making further contributions, and seamlessly start withdrawing a regular income. While part of this income will be drawn from the Echo Bonus, your bonus will continue to earn interest and grow throughout the rest of your life.
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This Example is based on a monthly payment of R1 000, taking into account an annual increase of 5% over 25 years. Invested in the SATRIX Dynamic Balanced Fund. It assumes an investment return of 10% before fees.
Echo Bonus: R455 580This is the Echo Bonus that Sanlam will add to your fund value.
Investment Return: R461 270This is the investment return on your plan. The fund value is equal to the payments plus the investment return.
Payments: R572 730This is the total payments made on your Cumulus Echo Retirement Annuity.
When you retire, you generally need less income than you required before retirement. This is simply because some of your expenses like travelling to work will fall away, and you will also pay less tax after 65 (and even less after 75). Depending on your retirement plans, you would need at least 60% of your final pre-tax salary after retirement.
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