Tag: planning

What is the advantage of investing early for retirement?

What is the advantage of investing early for retirement?

The power of compound interest allows your money to grow exponentially over time, maximizing your returns. By starting early, you can take advantage of the long-term effects of compound interest and build a strong financial foundation.

Financial Planner’s Analysis has good news for Happy Retiring Newlyweds.

The Short Story of a Newlywed Couple in their Sixties. After getting married this summer as 60-something year olds, my husband and I decided it was a good time to review our finances jointly to see what we needed to do as a committed couple 

Travel Tips for Retirees

Retirement is a time for new experiences and adventures. Travel is often high on the “bucket list” for new retirees. Travelling has gotten more complicated since COVID 19 and so it’s important to brush up your travel skills to ensure a safe and fun journey.

We also recommend checking for any Travel Advisories issued by your own government for the countries where you plan to visit. Make sure your medications are sufficient and let others know your travel plans.

To make the most of your vacation, see the 10 Tips presentation below.

Retirement is your choice!

An interesting thing, is that as people I know reach retirement age, they seem to hesitate and later to flounder wondering what to do.  Is it possible that all the emphasis has been on financial planning with a belief that they will never retire? Until one 

Retirement by Design

Artists, musicians, architects and other creators have a purpose in mind when they create a song, a sculpture, a building.  As the quote from American designer, Charles Eames says, design means having a plan for arranging all the elements to accomplish your purpose. With a song:  the 

Planning & Living your Retirement Dreams

Getting to retire feels a bit like winning the lottery.  Will it actually every happen to me?  If I don’t ever have to work again, what would that feel like?   What would I do with all that money and free time?

Then, you look around at all the retired people and they seem to be doing the same things.  Living somewhere warmer, (BC if they’re from Alberta, Arizona or Mexico if they’re from BC) and looking for friends to do things with.

design your life plan in retirement graphic

 

Maybe they are living their dream or maybe they are just living someone else’s plan.  Maybe they are happy, maybe they are not.

Knowing how you want to spend your retirement time and money, is important. What would you do if you won the lottery? What would you do if you didn’t have to work anymore?  Go ahead, Dream!  Dream Big and then make plans to make it reality.

This website is about planning and living your dream.  My kids remind me how I always told them:

Dream the Plan,

Work the Plan,

Reap the Benefits of the Plan.

Ok, so it’s not that poetic, but it’s who I am.  I’m a planner and I like to think of myself as semi-retired at 46.  I started a business that I love nearly 20 years ago and it became my sole income when I left my six-figure corporate job with a plan to have more balance in my life.

Plan to have your best life possible in retirement and you will. Don’t and you may not.  Don’t leave your retirement to chance.

Whether you are 10 years or 3 years away or already retired, it’s not too soon or too late. Bookmark this blog and we’ll help you plan and live your best retirement!

Few Put Finances First When Retiring | Squared Away Blog

I read an interesting article today that if married couples are around people who are getting divorced at work and in their social circles, they are more likely to get divorced themselves. This could be true also for retirees: if you see your colleagues, counterparts,