I have a friend I’ve spoken about her many times before. She gave up her life here in North Carolina to take a job up north, so she could start taking actual steps towards her retirement dream of a building a house in a small town in Vermont.
My friend has accomplished her dream of building this amazing home, and I couldn’t be happier for her. But a funny thing happened a week or so after moving in. She fell on some ice,broke her wrist, and now all of her plans for getting the final details of her dream to become a reality are on hold.
She of course is going stir crazy, loving the house but having a difficult time not being able to do the things she had planned. We had a conversation a few days ago and she mentioned she now knows she will have to have some sort of serious hobby or part time job to keep her occupied once she retires because she can’t stand the empty hours.
This started me thinking, what do I plan to do with my free time once that day rolls around? And do I have enough money to cover the plans I have and enough to cover the “what if’s” that arise like breaking your wrist?
As I thought about her situation, as well as my own, a webinar created by our retirement partners came across my desk and I thought now this is perfect timing. Why? Because the very things I was pondering: what will I do in retirement, how will I have enough money to afford those things and how about the “what if’s”, are covered.
Here’s the link to the webinar replay (just register for the webinar and the recording will begin). I think it’s a great overview of the unique challenges and opportunities that women face as they seek to prepare for the future. Some of the topics are:
What retirement means to you – important questions to ask yourself
Considerations and challenges – how will you balance everything on your plate?
Retirement realities – Some facts we know about today to help you plan for tomorrow
Wisdom for all ages – some key points to consider by decade no matter where you stand in your financial life
Whether you are nearing retirement or just starting to plan for it, it’s never too late, or too early, to take that first step. This webinar will be that first step for you and will guide you in the right direction to help start your retirement planning journey. Whether you’re saving in a 401k or elsewhere, the concepts apply to anyone looking for better ways to save and plan for their future.