August is here, which means that for many of us, it’s our last chance to hit the beach or take that favorite hike before the warmth of summer comes to an end. Whether you choose to enjoy the long summer days by lounging around with a good book, or doing something a little more physically taxing, summer is a time we’ve cherished since childhood.
But, what makes us so nostalgic about summer and why do we still look forward to it? Probably because as kids it was a time that signified our freedom. We didn’t have to go to school or do homework, and we even got to stay up a little later. As a kid, summer was the ultimate liberation from our structured routines. Many of us carry wonderful memories of spending our summers with family and friends, and it was extra special if your father took some time off from work to spend with the family. Even now, summer can provide a break from the usual grind, especially If you spend most of your year working long hours in your office.
In many ways retirement is a lot like those summer breaks from school. A time of freedom, and a time to focus on doing the things you want to do with the people you want to do them with. Only this time it doesn’t have to end with summer, it’s a permanent state of being. And just like your summer break, the more you put into it, the more enjoyment you’ll get out of it. To get the most of your permanent summer break make sure you have a solid plan in place. Your retirement plan should cover all aspects of your life, not just your finances. It should take into account where you want to live, how you plan to live, and the things you plan on doing. These are the elements that a comprehensive retirement plan should address.
If you’re not sure you have a comprehensive plan in place maybe it’s time to click here and schedule your complimentary, no obligation review. We’ll assess your current retirement plan, discuss your financial and lifestyle goals, and determine if you’re on track or could use some adjustments. We’re here to guide you along your retirement journey and help you achieve your goals so you can focus on maximizing your enjoyment.
Retirement is a time that should give you that never-ending summer kind of feeling. And, to get the most out of your permanent summer break, make sure you have a solid plan in place for the future.