I can kick myself for some of the dumb mistakes I have made in my life.
Maybe you feel like that too?
Well, we all have heard that history has a way of repeating itself…
Maybe we should pay attention to that!
Here's what I mean...
If you look at stories throughout history, they often share the same themes, similar characters, and frequently even the same outcomes.
For example, the star-crossed lovers of “Romeo and Juliet,” “West Side Story” and “The Great Gatsby” — tales of love, tragedy and sorrow.
Perhaps these stories endure because of their great drama stemming from real-life situations.
Stories of intense human emotion often seem to involve lessons we never learn — and therefore are destined to be experienced over and over again.
But what of the story of retirement?
Is it so much different now than it was half a century ago?
Will it be much different in another 50 years?
Can we learn from the past — taking both the good and the bad — and prepare ourselves better for the future?
While themes tend to be repeated throughout history, each of us is living a separate, unique story.
As such, we have the opportunity to write our own chapters on retirement…even us Boomers nearing retirement.
Things may have changed from the way they were for our parents and grandparents, but many of the economic and financial factors that influence our lives have followed the same path — as will be detailed in a report I would like to send you.
By the same token, for many people retirement marks a tremendous change in their own lives, whether transforming from work to leisure or from work to another type of work — or from being a stay-home caregiver for a parent or spouse.
Whatever your future, planning is the key.
Understanding the factors involved in your decision-making process, working with financial professionals, communicating with family and being flexible both before and during retirement are all important components of planning for retirement.
They are the plot devices that help your retirement story have a happy ending.
If you would like a copy of this report, please email me (firstname.lastname@example.org) the name and mailing address for you or whoever you would like it sent to. It is a hard copy document, not a pdf.
Wishing you the best always,
Artie “the Historian” Bernaducci