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A good friend of mine is retiring tomorrow.

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Sailing into Retirement

We have worked together for a decade and now he is hanging it up and taking his retirement. So, I asked him what he was going to do with all his free time, you know, what were his retirement plans. He thought for a minute and then said, “build some furniture for my grandson.” “And then?” I asked. He had nothing to offer but a blank stare.

Is this you?  Is this going to be me? Surely we should have a little more in mind than a couple of weeks worth of making sawdust.  Shouldn’t we have a little more planned? My old friend is the very definition of “Random Retirement.”

I’m really beginning to wonder if I’ve given this whole “planning for retirement” thing the thought it really requires. For instance, what do I really want to do every day? And maybe even more importantly, what does my wife want to do? I know we have different ideas of what retirement is .  .  . probably everyone does.  But we are in this together and we must both be happy in retirement or no-one will be.

So what about you? Have you given any thought to what you’re going to do when the day finally comes. So. What’s your plan? Do you have one or are you just going with the tide? Leave me a comment and lets discuss it.

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A nice place for a “Retirement Party”

I’d like to hear some of your retirement planning thoughts. I’m sure you have got a lot of ideas about retiring. It’s never too late to start thinking about it and making some plans. Even if you are already retired you might have some ideas that could help someone else.



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