The goal is a long and happy life you love! It takes more than just money, so do some self-searching well before you retire.
Everyone knows that preparing for retirement is front and center these days in America. An average of 10,000 people take the plunge into their golden years every day.
Commercials and print ads urge us to save more and get financially prepared for the big day. But are you prepared for those things that might be even more important than how much you accumulate toward retirement?
Here are a few tips on getting the most satisfaction out of your retirement years.
In our practice, the part I love most is the light in a retiree's eyes when they discover they have enough resources to accomplish a life-long dream they had given up on long ago. Most people have been working hard their whole careers, raising a family and dealing with life as it comes. They often fail to think about their futures in a meaningful way.
Ask yourself well in advance of retiring:
These are powerful motivator questions for many people, and with some planning, they can help transform your future into a life you love.
It is no secret that the happiest retirees stay busy with something meaningful in their lives. I have noticed that the happiest retirees are often busier in retirement than they were when they worked full time. Here are just a few choices:
According to several published surveys, the No. 1 concern of retirees is actually being healthy enough to enjoy their retirement years. After all, a large retirement nest egg means little if you don't have the health to enjoy it.
Remember that while money is important, the most important thing is what the money can do for you.
You should consider:
Conclusion: People want more than just security in their retirement years. They also want to be happy, engaged, and fulfilled. You CAN have a life you love, if you clarify what you want, set realistic goals, take care of your health, and focus your resources on achieving your vision!
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