Not too many years ago, the word “retirement” was associated with people spending hours on the golf course or traveling leisurely around the world. Today, people are living longer and in many cases, are healthier, thanks to lifestyle changes and advances in medical care. Also, the notion that at age sixty-five you must stop working and move to a retirement community is out-of-date. There is no universal definition of “retirement” that meets everyone’s needs.
What’s important is that you take charge of planning for your retirement so that you can enjoy it to the fullest. Some events, like an unexpected health crisis, are not in your control, however planning for travel, a new career, volunteer work, etc. are all within your power!
Your goal should be to experience an incredible retirement. This means that you will be able to do what you want, when you want. An increasing number of people are choosing to continue working beyond “normal retirement age”; not because they have to, but because they want to. Some will even trade in one career for new employment opportunities. It’s up to you!
Start planning for your retirement today and uncover what it means to you. Pick up a copy of Worry Free Retirement for tips and strategies to get you started.