6 Traits of Successful Retirees

The best retirement tips collected over years as a retirement mentor

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6 Traits of Successful Retirees

#6: Get in synch with your spouse sooner rather than later.

During your working years, you trade time and expertise for money. For most folks, the goal is to save enough so that they don’t have to work full time to survive. Then, during retirement you trade money for time to pursue other interests. Sad to say, many people struggle to pinpoint what those interests are once they get there. One spouse might want to travel while the other is a homebody, etc.

Retirement is no fun if only one spouse is living their dream. Happier couples talk and plan how they want to spend their time long before retirement day.

As someone in or approaching retirement age, you’ve lived long enough to be a mentor in some area of life. So you already know that mentoring is about telling people what they need to hear—whether it’s on the baseball field, in the boardroom, or at the kitchen table (where most life lessons are learned).

I urge you to pass your own “secrets to success” on to the next generation; they will thank you for it … eventually.

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Article printed from InvestorPlace Media, http://investorplace.com/2013/12/retirement-retirement-planning-401k-plans/.

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