Get your retirement plans in check

Date: 19 July 2014
Get your retirement plans in check
Most people look forward to the day they retire. With so many more goals in life to achieve, it can be tempting to try and tackle them all in one go.

However, it's worthwhile taking a step back and deciding what you want to prioritise. Giving several projects limited attention isn't likely to be as effective as approaching them one by one.

Here are some ideas for getting your post-work plans in check.

Trip of a lifetime

Many people decide they want to go on a great adventure when they retire - so why not start planning for it?

You might decide to go on a luxury cruise or visit far-flung places - no matter what you have in mind it will need some careful consideration.

Finances

One of the lesser exciting parts of your retirement is keeping control of your finances. All these goals you're hoping to achieve are likely to involve spending money somewhere along the way.

Be realistic about what you're going to be able to achieve and you won't be disappointed!

Housing

Retirement is also the perfect opportunity for you to reassess your property. Is it too big for your needs now your family has left home and you've finished work?

Downsizing is a popular option, as it can give you a more manageable home while also freeing up money to be used on more exciting purchases.

Hobbies

Once you've finished work, you'll have plenty of time to indulge your hobbies - or perhaps even find new ones! This is a great chance to meet people and perhaps even learn a skill or two.

Decide what you want to pursue and see what's going on in your local area. You might even find there are groups and facilities you never even knew about!
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