As another birthday, Christmas celebration, and New Year’s day comes around on the calendar; it is getting every closer towards to the wonderful day when you get to retire and enjoy your later years in comfort and maybe even a little bit of luxury. After a whole lifetime of hard work, you will be looking forward to the chance to put your feet up and really enjoy the time you now have to yourself and your family. With this being said, there is still a lot to think about before this day can come as retirement does require some planning. To give you a helping hand, this quick and easy guide will go through three simple ways you can plan ahead for your retirement.
Life after the nine to five
After working at your job for a number of years and maybe even building a nice career for yourself, you will be ready for a rest. Even if you love your job, being able to have a lie in and enjoy the day is precisely why you have done all this work and saved up all these years. A question that many people around your age will be asking themselves is, “How much do I need to retire?” The answer to this can be found through talking to the professionals at Retiring Right, who can assess your personal situation to find out exactly what money you need to retire from full-time work when and where you want to.
Where do you see yourself in five years?
Of course, one of the biggest things about retirement that makes it so great is that you will no longer have a job tying you to the current place where you love. For perhaps the first time in your life, you now have complete freedom to choose where you want to go and live out your days. If you’re really not sure where this may be then taking this quiz can help you to generate some interesting ideas to consider. For example, does a warmer climate entice you, or do you long for the hustle and bustle of the city?
Spending your time wisely
The last thing you need to give some serious thought to is how you are going to spend all the free time you now have, as you don’t want to waste this gift. A good idea is to write up a retirement bucket list you can work through with a partner or friend to ensure you’re staying social and enjoying life. Some ideas including taking a class to learn a foreign language, planting a garden with all your favorite flowers and fruit in, or even starting up a new fitness routine to take care of yourself. If there has always been something you have wanted to do but never had to time or the opportunity, consider retirement your green light.
Retirement is a wonderful time in your life that cannot be slept on. Make the most of it by planning ahead and giving this time of your life some thought.Tammie~
Lynne B says
I think personal finances should be a mandatory class in high school. I certainly wish my high school had a class like that.
Dandi D says
It’s so hard to think about getting older, but these are some great things to keep in mind!
Christine A. says
I like the retirement bucket list idea. Always good to think about the future.