The 3 Questions to Ask Yourself About Retirement

Key Takeaways

  • It’s important to get clear about what you want out of retirement ahead of your actual retirement date as there are many factors that will affect your decisions.
  • There are three simple questions you can ask yourself to help you structure what retirement will look like for you.
  • Ultimately, planning ahead for your retirement will help you transition in to this new stage of life more easily, and these three questions are a great way to start.

Unplug to Unwind

Key Takeaways

  • Vacations are an important part of ensuring you have the time to reset and recharge your batteries to get back to work refreshed and ready for what’s next.
  • Today’s constant connectivity with smart devices means many people don’t truly disconnect during their vacations and end up never fully recharging.
  • Try an old-style vacation with no TV or smart devices to really disconnect during your vacation.

Travel and Earn

Key Takeaways

  • There are ways to take some time off to do something you like to do and make a little money to help pay for it.
  • The gig economy applies to more than just ride-sharing or home-renting services. There are many seasonal job opportunities that you can pick up when and where you want.
  • With a little prior planning, you could pick up a seasonal gig for a few months and enjoy an activity that you love doing, get some travel in, and be able to pay for it.

The Money Mentor

Key Takeaways

  • Why recreate the wheel when you can learn from others who have been successful with their money?
  • Mentoring is especially important when discussing money coming in to the hands of people who are not used to having it.
  • Good money mentors can make a big difference in your life by helping you make good, smart decisions about your money.