For the last 15 years, I have been going through an awakening. Awakening to the fact that things aren’t always what they seem or should be. As the son of a funeral director, I grew up well aware that life is short and tomorrow is not guaranteed. I witnessed death almost daily, with many of those being around my own age. Over the years, I’ve lost family members, co-workers and friends, a lot of them at young ages.
For 24 years I was a financial advisor specializing in helping people retire. A few years ago, I started thinking “why do almost all advisors, including myself, focus on getting people retired at 65 years old?” Society has pushed us to think of retirement at 65 and that’s what most people buy in to. I’ve developed a solution and I aim to change your mindset when it comes to retirement.
I no longer buy into the “retire at 65” idea. Listen, if you wait until 65 to retire, you might have 10 good years to travel and do the things you’ve always wanted to do. By age 75, you’ll slow down and chances are you or your spouse will have a health condition that will limit your travels.
How do you know if you’ll have those 10 good years? What if you could retire at 45 or 50 years old? You could turn those 10 good years into 25 or 30 great years. Life is what you make it so make it great.
Follow along with me as I pursue my own early retirement as well as educating others on how to do the same.