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Retirement is not just about numbers

Retirement is not just about numbers

“The three components of happiness are something to do, someone to love, and something to look forward to.” – Gordon Livingston

Retirement isn’t just about the numbers (have I saved enough, how much can I spend). It’s a new chapter in your life that can last 30 years or more. You need to consider what you’re retiring to, not just what you’re retiring from. I have talked about this in other posts since I worked hard in my career and some said that I was a workaholic, and it took me years to fully retire.

Some of the things that I think help when you retire:

· Build strong relationships with friends and family.

· Foster good health by moving, checking in with your medical team and following their advice.

· If you haven’t achieved financial independence, learn to live within your new means.

· Reignite your sense of adventure, remember you have years of good health ahead of you and you should embrace this new stage of your journey

· Discover your purpose This is where you really define who you are, what you want to do and create meaningful goals for your retirement.

Retirement can be challenging for those who haven’t given much thought to how they plan to spend the next chapter of their lives. Spouses aren’t on the same page. Career-driven individuals lose their sense of purpose. Prolonged leisure time gets boring.

Think about how you want to spend your retirement years. That could mean travelling the world, climbing mountains, running marathons, starting a business, and never stop working. But it could also mean a more relaxing retirement surrounded by friends and family. The good news is that you get to choose.

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Royce Shook

2 years ago #2

John, you are correct, if you are lucky enough to have a partner, then it is a team effort.

John Rylance

2 years ago #1

Great advice. Yes I agree the good news is you get to choose. But only if your partner agrees with the choice. You are a team facing the future together.

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