Retirement Isn't All Fun And Games

June 1, 2012 12:00 AM
Retirement Isn't All Fun And Games
" BOSTON (CBS) – The reality is you need to plan for the soft side of retirement as well as the financial side. I have heard from many listeners who have flunked retirement.

Retirement Isn’t All Fun And Games

Many people fantasize about leaving their jobs and having the good life, a better life in retirement than what they have now! This is the biggest myth of all.

Like so many of our other fantasies we want this time in our life to be perfect. We will have retirement 24/7. That is like living a month of Saturdays. So what are you going to do with all of your Saturdays?

What about your spouse? If you’re heading into the sunset coupled, what does your spouse want to do in retirement? According to Sara Yogen, author of “For Better or For Worse but Not for Lunch”, retirement 24/7 with your spouse may actually be a marriage wrecker.

Long before retiring, 5 to 10 years out, start talking about what you really would like to do. It’s a process and should be fluid and you should be flexible as well. Communication is key to surviving retirement with a spouse "

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