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Retirement Questions to Ask Yourself

How do you picture your future? If you are like many baby boomers, your view of retirement is likely pragmatic compared to that of your parents. That doesn’t mean you have to have a “plain vanilla” tomorrow. Even if your retirement savings are not as great as you would prefer, you still have great potential to design the life you want. With that in mind, here are some things to think about.

What do you absolutely want to accomplish? If you could only get four or five things done in retirement, what would they be? Answering this question might lead you to compile a “short list” of life goals, and while they may have nothing to do with money, the financial decisions you make may be integral to achieving them.
What would revitalize you? Some people retire with no particular goals at all, and others retire burnt out. After weeks or months of respite, ambition inevitably returns. They start to think about what pursuits or adventures they could embark on to make these years special. Others ha…

To Handle Hard Times, Plan for the Long Term

There was an interesting article in the WSJ recently about the benefits of having a financial plan and the confidence it gives investors to execute that plan and stick to an investment strategy. See below for details and for the link to the full article.