Results are in: Retirement is good for you!

With all the talk in the press of a looming retirement crisis, the headline of today’s story in Market Watch is a welcomed relief. In a nutshell: Your retirement is going to be great!

The article, citing a significant new study (based on a survey of 12,000 pre-retirees and retirees), contains several golden nuggets of optimism:

  1. An overwhelming majority of retirees said retirement has been the most rewarding time of their lives.
  2. Most retirees (in all asset categories) said it was easier than expected to manage financially.
  3. A high percentage of pre-retirees decide to retire based on a date rather than a specified amount of savings.
  4. A vast majority of respondents said their main reason to retire was to have more time to do whatever they wanted — including simply relaxing.
  5. And, while it’s a bit of a mixed bag, here’s our favorite: “…60% of men said they looked forward to spending more time with their wives in retirement, just 43% of women said that about their spouses. Almost 70% of women said spending time with their grandchildren was a top retirement goal.”

So, there you have it, friends. Retirement can be as rewarding, manageable and relaxing as you make it. Start planning yours today. Take the Fit-To-Retire readiness assessment here.



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