Are you a musician, or ever wanted to become one? Maybe you took guitar lessons when you were young, and fell in love with the feeling of striking a perfect chord. Maybe as a teenager, you let out your anger by banging away on a drum set. Or maybe in college, you played with a gang of friends in a scrappy campus band. Even if you’ve never held an instrument or sung for a crowd, the power of music touches all of us. And, it provides a great lesson for those at or nearing retirement to get in tune with your strategy and goals for life in retirement.
While some folks are able to pursue successful careers in music, which is fantastic, many of us are not so lucky. For most, jam sessions are strictly a hobby, and one which we might find ourselves with less and less time for as we wind our ways through a career. And that’s part of what makes retirement so exciting – it gives you as much time as you’d like for whatever you truly want to be doing. For plenty of us, that means dusting off an old horn in the attic, or sitting back down at the keyboard, or sometimes picking up an instrument for the very first time. Ultimately, it’s important that you understand that life is about more than just money. It’s about being there for your loved ones, especially your children and grandchildren. It’s about exploring new opportunities, traveling, volunteering, and picking up new hobbies. We want your retirement to be filled with spending time with the people you love, doing what you love. And, your finances and overall retirement strategy are major parts of that equation.
Whether you’re talking about getting ready for retirement or making music, both take planning, patience, and guidance to get it right. If you’re ready to plan for a retirement that includes giving you the freedom to pursue your passions, then it’s time you scheduled your complimentary, no obligation financial review. During our meeting we’ll assess your current financial situation and talk about the things that are important to you. We’ll also discuss how we can create a customized plan to help you achieve your goals without taking unnecessary risks. If you’re ready to get in tune with your retirement, and fill it with music and a sweet melody, then make sure your plan and overall strategy is in tune with your personal goals.