Retirement by Design

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 

Few Put Finances First When Retiring | Squared Away Blog

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, 

Planning & Living your Retirement Dreams

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.

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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!