For most of us, retirement may still seem a long ways off. If you’re in your 30s and plan on retiring at the traditional retirement age, you’re looking at another 25 to 35 years or so. Of course, that is assuming you want to be working into your 60s. Many people have aspirations of retiring earlier so that they can pursue other dreams, goals, or do things while they are younger. Either way, some form of retirement is important to most people, and it is often what we spend so much time and energy working and saving for.
A while back, I put together a list of books that will help change the way you think about retirement. Our parents and the generations before typically viewed retirement as an end. It was when people stopped working, and stopped doing things. The years after work were viewed as a time of rest. This is no longer the case, and people are seeking fulfillment from their later years. These books do a great job at putting things into perspective and helping you dream of what retirement means to you.
So, I wanted to take a look and see how others are dreaming about retirement. The answers in the poll are deliberately broad since everyone’s goals will have some very specific goals, but I tried to break things up into the most common types of retirement goals. Feel free to explain and expand upon your selection.
Author: Jeremy Vohwinkle
My name is Jeremy Vohwinkle, and I’ve spent a number of years working in the finance industry providing financial advice to regular investors and those participating in employer-sponsored retirement plans.