Whether you’re 40 or 65, chances are good that you’ve thought about what you’ll do when the time comes to retire. Imagining the ideal retirement brings to mind images of sun-drenched shoreline and poolside lounging. [bctt tweet=”Retirement should be a time of complete freedom and self-discovery, as you embark on a new journey. ” via=”no”]
Retire in Style
Retirement means very different things to different people. For you, it may mean completely transitioning out of full-time work, while for others they’re just cutting back. Here are 5 tips to get you pointed in the right direction:
Planning ahead for retirement is always a good idea. Whether that’s buying a second home to transition into, or selling assets you no longer need to hold on to. Map out where you want to end up, and what kinds of things you’d like to do once you’re there. Remember that your plan doesn’t need to make sense to anyone else. This is your time!
Find The Perfect Place
One of the biggest perks of retirement is that you finally have time to go and do whatever you want. However, a stand-alone home is a constant responsibility involving regular maintenance, so it’s not always convenient to travel. A waterfront condo not only provides a beautiful home with endless amenities but requires almost no maintenance or care. Meaning that you can jet set on a whim.
Focus on You
You’ve probably spent much of your life caring for the needs of others, pursuing career goals and raising a family. Now is the time to focus on yourself. Think about your interests and dreams. How would you like to spend your time? Maybe it’s time to pick up paddleboarding, boating or yoga. The possibilities are endless.
Make a Travel List
Are there places you’ve always wanted to visit? Make a list of all the people and places you’d like to go and then plan the best course of action. Focus on ideas, getting as specific as possible. For example, instead of “travel,” list “trips to the lake” or “tour France.”
Find the Right Lifestyle
Community and lifestyle are key when relocating for retirement. Do you crave outdoor activities or water sports? Do you want easy access to restaurants and shopping? These kinds of questions will help you narrow the search.
All the Amenities
Once you’ve found the perfect retirement destination, consider what kinds of amenities you’d like. The great thing about a gated community with plenty of perks is that when you’re not traveling you can either relax on a private patio or invite friends and family to visit you. The flexibility is freeing!
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