Ep 16: 5 Easy Ways to Ruin Your Retirement

When you spend a lot of time thinking about how to and when to retire, you don’t want to overlook these easy ways to ruin it! On today’s episode we highlight five ways you could ruin your retirement if you aren’t careful.

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The Game Plan

We all like things that are easy, but easier is not always better. These are easy ways to ruin your retirement, something you’d probably rather avoid doing.

For starters, are you looking toward retirement as the destination? In reality, it’s the beginning of a new phase in life. You have to consider the years you’ll have and what that time period will entail.

Instead of all of your problems being solved the moment you retire, you’ll have a different lifestyle. You’ll need to figure out how to spend your time and consider what your budget might look like as it changes. Staying active will help keep you engaged and help you transition into retirement.

While it’s good to keep active, when it comes to your retirement savings, don’t keep pretending like you’re 35 when you’re actually in your 60s! Look more toward preservation in your investment strategy over growth.

How is your retirement plan doing? Listen to the full episode or click on the timestamps below to make sure you avoid ruining your hard-earned retirement.

 

The X’s & O’s

Check out the timestamps below to skip around to specific topics on the show.

[2:45] – What are some easy ways to ruin your retirement?

[3:24] – Treating retirement as a destination instead of a new phase in life.

[5:30] – Thinking retirement solves all your problems.

[7:08] – Assuming you can determine monthly spending habits based on life before retirement.

[9:14] – Doing nothing and losing your sense of purpose and enjoyment through activities.

[13:04] – Investing like you’re 35 when you’re 55 or 60.

[15:10] – Office update: What to expect when working with Dale.

“Retirement definitely has challenges that you probably didn’t even think of when you were working. Just because you’re retired doesn’t mean you’ll suddenly have enough time to do everything you want to do.”

– Dale Tondryk

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Do you like to take risks? Or would you rather play it safe and steady? When it comes to the market risk can come with great reward, but it can also be damaging if our risk tolerance is out of balance with our plan. Most people don’t realize how much risk they are taking on and have a much lower tolerance than their portfolio reflects. 

Ep 66: Picking Sides in Important Financial Debates

Financial debates have existed for a long time and when we’re planning we may encounter quite a few. While there are various opinions out there, not everyone’s solution will fit your needs. Each situation is going to depend on your plan and goals.

Ep 65: Are These Retirement Statistics Encouraging or Disturbing?

We’ve gathered some updated retirement statistics from across the country. It’s time to find out if these are encouraging or disturbing findings if they’re reflective of the average client, and what you can do to improve your own retirement preparedness based on this information.

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