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Retirement is Just the Start

Retirement

“I have learned to create ‘story boards’ to focus on long term goals and achievements to ensure that semi retirement is fulfilling and to grasp opportunities. Dave was very helpful, friendly and professional, offering good advice to help achieve my goals for the future”

Jackie Hawkett

If this list has given you enough food for thought to go make it happen for yourself then I’m delighted. Otherwise, Retirement Is Just the Start will help you to work out what you want from the next phase of your life and give you the skills to go and make it happen.

What NOW?

If you’d like to discuss further or are ready to get going:

If you’re ready, I’m looking forward to working with you.

A lot of retired people I know seem to say “I don’t know how I ever had the time to go to work”. Maybe you’ve met people like this too.

They are leading enjoyable, fulfilling and happy lives: some travel; some study; some volunteer; some take up new sports and activities; some join clubs; some choose paid work; some ....well you get the idea, and most do a combination of different things.

The thing is that people who take some time to think about what’s important to them and take steps to make it happen find that retirement is a wonderful next phase of their life.

Here are some things to consider that will help you set up a happy retirement:

Consider:

  • How will you spend your time? Hobbies, volunteering, studying, catching up with friends, playing sport, learning something new, travelling, etc.
  • If you have a partner / family have you discussed this with them? How do all your plans slot together?
  • Where will you live? Perhaps you’ve always thought about retirement in a certain location
  • How will you finance your lifestyle? Do you have a pension and/or need to get an income from somewhere (a job or self employed)? What happens when you need a new car or kitchen?
  • What will you do to maintain your health? Is it regular walks or perhaps swimming or a sport? Will you do yoga, or join some other class? What will you do?