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Know What Money Can and Can’t Buy

Know What Money Can and Can’t Buy

After a person makes his mark in the world, a lot of people begin showing up with erasers.”

Anonymous

With a plethora of articles referencing money and retirement crowding the internet, I thought it optimal to step back and observe the very essence of what retirement is. For the majority of retirees with whom I have had the pleasure of working, their dream wasn’t focused on leaving work, as much as it was on starting a new adventure. Certainly there are those who abhor their chosen career, but they are few. The reason is because retirement isn’t about money, it’s about happiness. Read more

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8 Sobering Facts About Retirement

Thinking about retiring? Most everyone does. The question is, how do you plan to make this happen? All and sundry seem to have an opinion and a “strategy” for funding your permanent vacation, so rather than add to the noise, this article will focus on some sobering facts.

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Save More for Retirement or Live in Poverty

Let me ask you a question. Are you going to retire someday or not? If you answer in the negative, stop reading this article, and go enjoy some ice fishing. If you say yes, why are you behaving as if that day will never come?

When I was in college, I spent an entire 24-hours, at an all-night diner, learning a semester’s worth of history. I passed the class, but not with stellar marks. Procrastination caught up with me, but I was able to soften the blow of neglect, by devoting myself to an intense period of “cramming.”

That is what most retirees-in-waiting think they will be able to do with their savings. They will enjoy life during their young years of employment, and then get real serious as the day of labor-departing draws closer. Wrong!

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