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6 Retirement Essentials (Most people only prepared 2 or 3)

I'm planning for retirement most people focus 
mostly on marshaling together enough money you   know Financial Resources so that they can last 
the distance and then maybe at the back of their   heads they have some vague plan right perhaps 
two or three things to fill the time with a lot   of the times this is stuff like travel family 
well unfortunately I'm gonna say that's not   quite nearly enough for Preparation we ourselves 
have been retired for two years and going looking   back on the past two years I kind of see like 
six essential things that if you prep for it   beforehand before your retirement starts I think 
this can really make such a positive difference   to your retirement so that's what I wanted 
to bring up and discuss with you guys today   number one first and foremost of course we have 
to talk about money most people's concern is the   amount of money that they have in retirement 
whether it will last them till the end come   comfortably and allow them to afford the Hobbies 
like travel good food Etc but I actually think   after going through the last two years building up 
our financial Acumen is just as important if not   more so what do I mean by Financial Acumen I mean 
stuff like budgeting tracking projecting investing   I mean if you think about it the money in your 
bank account can always be squandered we all   know that story I think more importantly what's 
going to make your retirement more fireproof is   having an ability to generate more money where 
it came from in the first place so the second   essential thing that you can prepare for so that 
you have a wonderful retirement it's definitely   the ability to be self-directing and disciplined 
self-direction definitely helps so much with   spending your retirement days meaningfully right 
after all there are no more like work schedules   or like demands from colleagues or bosses to help 
shape your days anymore you have to be the person   to take charge in retirement there's a study out 
there actually that shows that for happily retired   folks most of them actually have about 3.6 core 
Pursuits that's what they say and the unheably   retired folks tend to have less than 3.6 corporate 
suits coming in at about 1.9 call Pursuits that's   what the study reflected I guess it kind of just 
shows in retirement you really need to fill your   life to the brim and keep busy with activities 
you love and that is a really great formula for   happiness and self-direction will help you 
to achieve that state as well as discipline   because if you think about it like discipline 
directly affects the state of your finances right   it affects whether you stick with your retirement 
planning whether you keep fit and active and you   get to maintain your health in retirement even 
whilst you're left up to your own devices even   to find your cover suits if you don't have any 
when you're starting or in your retirement so   discipline and self-direction will be like 
the building blocks for enjoying your life   in retirement the third essential thing you might 
want to work on and cultivate or happy retirement   is people skills right so studies and research 
have reflected very consistently that the main   determining factor for happiness and Longevity 
for most of us is actually relationships Human   Relationships friendships relationship with 
your spouse and with your family I guess if   you look at most of us you know we all have 
a little need of work on some social skills   in some aspect I mean some of us are a bit shy 
paper hats or graph or maybe socially anxious   working on our people skills really will help us 
to get along and live happily with our spouse and   family members and also importantly to make 
new friendships at whatever age we all know   that making new friends gets a lot more difficult 
as we get older I mean I haven't heard anyone say   otherwise for me personally making new friends 
as I get older is the biggest challenge there's   this huge feeling that nothing can replace 
friendships with people who have known you   all your life but it is also a challenge as I 
have chosen to exercise through Arbitrage in   our retirement and we've moved away from home 
so those friends aren't with us in our present   I find that it takes a lot of intention I have 
to consciously push myself to broaden my Social   Circles and make the effort to get to know people 
on a more intimate basis I am also very happy   to be able to say that it has paid off in that for 
the last two years in Bali I have actually made   two or three new friends that I'm happy to say are 
kindred spirits and not just social acquaintances   so that's very nice and it's a huge Comfort to our 
daily life here in a foreign land away from home   now before we move on a big thank you to 
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MooMoo ad using my link in the description below   now back to the video the fourth essential 
thing that you can definitely work on and that   will benefit your retirement tremendously it's 
actually courage you're definitely gonna need lots   of courage in retirement and I guess this isn't 
a skill exactly it's kind of more of a quality   but in retirement you need a lot of courage 
to even plunge into retirement you need the   courage to you know take that leap of faith to 
stop putting it off due to fear of the unknown   feel or financial insecurities so then it's all 
about courage at that stage not let fear and   insecurity rule your life and your decisions it 
is also the courage to recognize that in life at   the start at the end in the middle the Domino's 
you need are never all nicely lined up you know   at some point you just got to jump into it and 
then learn to cross the obstacles as they come   so for retirement long term I guess the 
biggest issue most commonly is always money   but my perspective on this is that hey budgets 
can always be reduced money can always be earned   or recouped or whatever happens so I still 
think that you know it is actually beneficial   to Advocate an approach whereby you get to 
a point where you feel that you have most of   your Ducks lined up you've planned well you've 
prepped for it grab hold of your courage with   both hands and then take the plunge people tend 
to think of retirement as the end but it's not   it's the start of a new phase where you should be 
trying so many new things new Pursuits new ways   to live and for each of these new adventures 
you're gonna need courage to take action and   once you have taken the plunge you'll find the 
next fifth thing very very useful and that would   be a mentality of resilience especially in early 
retirement there are a lot more decades ahead of   you you know and therefore a lot more chances that 
they things can go wrong whether it be down to bad   financial planning or perhaps an unexpected Health 
catastrophe or even sometimes natural disasters   whatever comes I guess you will always need that 
strength of Will and the resilience so that you   can roll with the punches and then get back up 
you want to know that you have the mental strength   that even if things go pear-shaped you won't just 
give up and lose hope and certain Corner you've   got to Marshall what you've got inside you go out 
there find Solutions perhaps if necessary you've   got to go back to work but know that later on 
you can return to retirement and try again so the   sex essential thing that I believe will benefit 
everyone in retirement is to cultivate an attitude   of gratitude we all know life is a very long 
journey hopefully at least and so much of what   we Chase using most of our years actually doesn't 
really matter in the big picture once you have   taken a step back and then at that point is when 
you start realizing the earlier you cultivate and   attitude of gratitude and that appreciation for 
the simple little things that are probably around   you everywhere every day the happier you probably 
will be and it sounds silly but it's not really   automatic I mean we all live and grow up and 
work and go to school in a society that kind of   innovates us with messages that we need to reach 
for more have more ambition gives us you know that   High definitions of success in life that we 
have to try to jump to reach and nobody sings   the Praises of the pleasures of a simple cup of 
tea you know the importance of family time with   your loved ones or or just the pleasure of being 
able to take an evening walk on the beach with   your dog so I think that it's very important that 
somebody reminds you that you know you can not   overload what you already have what you're already 
surrounded by growing that muscle of appreciation   so that in each and every moment you are present 
in your own life you see all the little Joys that   you're surrounded with every day and if you 
live life like that I think that will help   you achieve contentment with just the small stuff 
around you and that's what majority of your life   in retirement may be about is just a small stuff 
every day but in my own retirement here in Bali it   is what makes me so grateful and so happy every 
day that I am surrounded by my loving husband   and very interesting and independent little dog 
that's very very cute you know that we have very   comfortable a bit simple house we have the ability 
to enjoy good food even if it's simple stuff   from the war rooms locally we have a garden and 
beautiful things are growing around us every day   the weather is great you know stuff is good yeah 
I think this is one of the most essential simple   things that's often overlooked simply because it's 
a matter of mentality but I believe this essential   quality or characteristic could make all the 
difference for you so these are the six essential   things that I believe are very very important for 
you to cultivate and prepare for in the leader to   actually taking the plunge into a return then I 
think that if you have these six strong skills and   qualities going for you you will be in a position 
much more well placed to make the best out of your   retirement however long that period may be let me 
know what you think of my suggestions whether you   agree or if you think they suck let me know why 
but in any event I really appreciate you tuning   in and sharing my thoughts for this week and 
wherever you are in the world I'm wishing you   a happy Saturday evening and let's speak again 
next week till then you take care and bye for now

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Retired at 38: 5 strong reasons to retire as soon as you can (Retirement Planning)

so early retirement has actually improved our 
health so much that I actually think we'll be   avoiding higher health care costs down the line 
that may actually lead into our retirement funds   and then early retirement has also allowed us 
to achieve a state of intuitive living which   has been absolutely awesome financially the 
conventional wisdom is that early retirement   could potentially be disastrous but frankly 
I think so far two years into retirement that   our early retirement has been great for us 
financially these plus two or three more are   just some of the very strong reasons why I would 
Advocate that anyone considering retirement should   do so as early as possible let me explain why 
down below hey I'm Jean and for the past two   years I've been retired in Bali Indonesia 
with my husband today I wanted to discuss   about all these reasons why I think retiring 
as early as you can is a brilliant idea [Music]   so Health basically don't wait till it's too late 
I think that when most people think about health   and retirement planning they just kind of hope 
and assume that they will be in good health when   they enter retirement and then that they pray it 
remains status quo until the end but I guess most   of us pre-retirement might be involved in jobs 
that might be high stress with long hours at   the desk and then naturally Fitness just isn't 
what ideally it should be so all my life I've   been struggling with skin rashes and allergies and 
these issues tend to pop up every time my immunity   gets low because I'm stressed I'm tired I'm taxed 
but truly in the two years since we have been   retired the manifestation of all these problems 
have just gone down so much in retirement mode   I'm happily keeping very fit doing all the things 
that I know of like surfing walking the dog with   the hubby eating better overall probably further 
down the line maybe I might be avoiding higher   healthcare costs having this health is actually 
so much wealth it allows you to live life to the   fullest because frankly all the stuff that you 
want to do in your enjoyment of Life probably   involves a lot of Health you want to travel 
you want to scale that mountain at Sunrise to   see that incredible view you need your help even 
just to enjoy good food if you like us you like   to eat you need your health I mean I know so many 
people who have dietary restrictions because of   high cholesterol or diabetes improving health is 
actually one of the biggest and strongest reasons   why you should retire early so the second big 
reason for wanting to retire ASAP is actually   intuitive living basically intuitive living is 
really connecting with yourself and listening to   your garden stings and your feelings as to stuff 
like eating and rest and meditation relationships   even your spending habits perhaps I don't know 
how it is for you guys but I was generally living   my life governed by a lot of shirts right I 
mean I should be at the office by 9am so that   I won't piss off the bosses I should stay in 
the office stay late and postpone my workout   postpone dinner so I can meet the deadline set by 
my clients I should carry branded Handbags and of   course I should be a corporate lawyer I mean why 
would I want to be anything else right finally   in retirement we are free from the demands of the 
pursuit of money to listen to ourselves to truly   tune in and understand what is the optimum cause 
in life you can chart you really want to wake up   every day without an alarm clock naturally because 
you've had enough sleep you want to eat only   enough and not too much I mean you want to make 
better choices food wise intuitive exercise you   know you're doing what really only appeals to you 
maybe you don't like sweating in the afternoons   so then you know get a gym membership or play 
indoor record Sports whatever works for you I   only wish that more people have the opportunity 
to experience living life this way intuitively   away from the entanglements and distractions 
from regular running the hands the real life   the third reason why you might want to retire 
as soon as possibly is just that the earlier   you retire the more time you gain in life I 
mean if you think about it most of us live   life as though we are invincible as if life 
itself will never run out and therefore we do   things like squander our time or sell it away too 
cheaply in exchange for material things we each   only have so long to live right and the money you 
make in your lifetime you can't bring that with   you when you go home so well might as well you'll 
be the one to spend it when you can right Society   feeds us like so many different narratives 
about success and what it should look like   but actually I think success is really not 
about the achievements per se but it's just   really a Feeling and I like to think that at 
the end of our Lives when we're there in our   last dying moments what we'll be thinking 
about probably wouldn't be like stuff like   oh I closed that three billion dollar deal I 
think it would more be along the lines of like   I had good friends and I loved my family I had 
a good life you know I ate good food I laughed   Lots I took care of my kids and my dog stuff like 
that so don't squander the time that we each have   maybe you have personal goals that you really 
want to achieve stuff like learning Spanish or   scaling the Great Wall of China or just 
watching your kids grow up that's just a   million places that are better to spend your 
time at then at a job which you don't really   particularly care for and which maybe you're just 
doing just cause that's what everyone else is   before we move on a big thank you to 
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you're gonna finally explore new career or   side hustle options or work on personal growth 
then skillshare is the perfect place to start   for me one of the ways we have fun in our 
retirement is making YouTube videos when we   first started skillshare was instrumental 
in teaching us so many of the basics like   videography storytelling and more till today 
one of the best classes I ever sat through   online anywhere is still the class by Sorel Amore 
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audience really changed our perspectives on what   we were creating back then for the better of 
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pull up sorel's worksheet when I'm creating   my videos just to check that I'm on track for 
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new move a step closer to your 2023 goals reason   number four the earlier you start your retirement 
the better you'll get at it with every other   change in life we expect that we all need time to 
learn how to do it well so things like becoming   apparent for the first time even if like us it's 
just a fur kid or transitioning from being a   student to being a working adult and then there's 
the transition from being and actively working   adult to retirement mode it seems ridiculous and 
silly even at first I mean it's like saying who   doesn't know how to spend their free time right 
but if you actually truly observe things around   you retirement Falls really differently for 
different people we all know the people who   have retired and in their retirement seem a 
little lost lonely left behind and uninspired   and then there's the other kind of retired people 
right the ones who go like when we're talking that   I'm gonna grab Life by the balls and Max things 
out a big part of that may actually be the point   in life at which you retire whether at that point 
where you retire you still have your zest your   Zeal your energy your health your Fitness to help 
you max out the happiness potential of that free   time and freedom in retirement and then there's 
the thought that retirement supposed to stretch   out for a few good years at least right if not 
for a few decades and doing that requires skills   you know you need so many different skills to 
have a successful retirement I think that's a   topic for another day but basically you need time 
to learn those skills whether it's Financial money   management or social skills you know building 
relationships and stuff but basically you need   time to get all that down pat in order to have 
a successful retirement so then the earlier you   retire the better usually you will probably 
turn out for you so the last and possibly the   most controversial point I think that early 
retirement could possibly be great for you   financially and this is controversial because it's 
directly opposite to what a lot of the experts say   right you retire too early there's so much risk 
that you miscalculate your finances or that world   events take an unexpected turn and then you know 
things go belly up and then you're destitute in   your last years but I mean underlying all that 
seems to be this assumption that in retirement   we're all just going to be like one dead lazy log 
and I think that these days especially if you're   an early retiree that is just so not true maybe 
like us with YouTube in our retirement in your   own retirement maybe you'll learn new skills pick 
up new side hustles and stay busy doing something   that you're doing for the love of it for the fun 
not for the money but having the money come in as   a result of your side hustle is a nice bonus and 
you know what it becomes an additional buffer for   your later years so retiring early also allows you 
to take advantage of things like dual Arbitrage   Right Moving overseas to improve your financial 
situation and yeah so like us I'm from Singapore   but I'm now retired here in Bali Indonesia we're 
not just here because life is more affordable but   the fact is that our retirement sums in fact our 
whole entire retirement is only possible because   living here is so much more affordable as compared 
to back home you know this wouldn't be possible at   all if we retiredly and ended up having health 
concerns right mobility issues for example   retiring early and then using the time to keep up 
with current affairs learning hedging strategies   to minimize risk learning how to diversify our 
Investment Portfolio I feel that the time in our   retirement has been well spent to actually make 
us more resilient and the fact that we retired so   early also means that if anything goes badly up 
time and youth are on our side if our financial   planning for retirement had just sucked or you 
know things unexpectedly go failure so prepare you   know if we have to U-turn and go back to work or 
maybe start another business it's not a big deal   and then we'll go off Marshall the resources 
that we lack and then we'll come back again   and second time around third time around will 
definitely be better each time at doing this   so in terms of confidence and the feeling of 
resilience that we will be able to make this   last all the way I think that starting 
early doing it early diving into it and   understanding the parameters the potential 
the boundaries of what we face in retirement   actually really really helps well guys so 
these are the few takeaways from our last   two years living in retirement here in Bali and 
I mean if you have any thoughts or objections or   contributions to the points that I've made in 
this video I'll love to hear them let's start   a little discussion in the comments below you 
guys have a good week ahead wherever you are   and let's chat again next Saturday thank you 
for watching and bye-bye have a good weekend

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I Turned This Cash-Only Savings Hack Into An $850K Business

I just remember, like,
wondering how I was going to make it through the
next month. Like had a degree, no
job, student loan debt hanging over my head,
credit card debt hanging over my head. And
January 1st came and I was like, I will never
be in this position again. And that's when I
started researching ways to budget and I found
cash budgeting. I started budgeting at
the beginning of the year and started throwing it
on social media to keep myself accountable. I started the business
after my tiktoks went viral. I was like, okay,
well, people are actually interested in this
because finances come off really boring to me and
for some reason people were engaging.

Our
internet will be receiving $20. My name is Jasmine
Taylor. I'm 31 from Amarillo, Texas, and my
business brought in over $800,000 last year. You implement cash
stuffing with it by budgeting the money
literally and physically with the cash. So that
means you start to budget with whatever your
paycheck number is and you give every dollar a
place down to zero. The first product we
sold was just a simple budget binder so you
could buy a binder, pick your cover, add your
name, and then choose six categories. And then we
moved on to adding in different savings
challenges. This one's pretty cute with the
piggies and the wallets, and I also like fries
before guys, we are out of stock a lot and out
of stock on our website doesn't mean that we're
out of stock in our warehouse. We stock enough items
that we can pack and ship out that same week. People are literally
waiting on the site at midnight on Saturday
night like waiting for the restock. Last week,
our $1,500 savings challenge sold out in
like six minutes.

I honestly didn't have
any expectations. I just went into it
hoping that I would make my money back. But I had
no idea. Even to this day,
sometimes I wake up and I'm like, What is
happening? I believe that my mindset changed in
December of 2020. I had just got through
Christmas and my sister died probably four years
previous, so I've been full time taking care of
my niece that works with me now. I was working at
the freestanding emergency room and then
I lost that job actually over the holidays. When you finally get
access to money, at least in my circumstance,
everything I wanted, I wanted to buy it. I have
bipolar disorder. So at the beginning of
my journey, I understood that a lot of my impulse
spending was tied to that.

I started tracking my
expenses and being really diligent about budgeting
and cash stuffing. I was not only able to
change my finances, but I was able to change my
mindset and my relationship with money. I have a bill checking
account. Right? So in that
checking account, there's already next month's
bills. So when you see me cash
stuffing on camera, that's for the next
month. So the first day of the
month, I go and deposit everything I've cashed
up into the bill account. And as the month goes
on, everything is direct deposited. The first
time I had been able to save $1,000, like I'd
never been able to hold on to $1,000. It really empowered me
more than anything else was. Okay, well, you did
that. What else can we do? It went crazy viral. And I was like, well,
I'll be back tomorrow with another one. I knew the stimulus
check was coming and I literally just went for
it. And so I went and bought
me a cricut and I bought the supplies for the
cricut, the mats and stuff like that.

And I
put the rest into inventory, into
purchasing my Shopify plan for the next couple
of months, some shipping supplies and that's it. It was pretty much gone. So in February of 2022,
I realized we needed help. We were working
like 18, 19 hour days trying to get custom
orders out, and we were burnt out. And it got to
the point where I couldn't hardly restock
the site because we couldn't keep up with
the orders. Right now I have three
contracted employees and they do crafting, so
they help me make envelopes. They help
make savings challenges as well as one of the
ladies comes here and she helps me pack orders
because we're now packing 700 – 800 orders a week
and it is pretty tedious. For example, our
customers can pick the cover that they want and
then they customize the envelopes inside to fit
their needs. So different people
choose different titles. You can pick the color,
the font on the envelopes. Monday
through Friday I pretty much come in admin,
catch up on anything that's happening that's
crazy that I need to fix.

We go to the back pack
orders, unbox inventory and we do that until 8
or 9 and then I come up here and if I'm going to
do lives or whatever, I do those if I need to
film YouTube content, I'll do that. Saturdays
and Sundays we all come in and we heavily pack
orders. A lot of the income that
I was making. I was very diligent
about throwing it towards debt. I invest some in
my future and the form of a 401K, pay my bills
with it, give myself spending money and put
some towards savings challenges.

So the same
stuff that I teach my audience I still use in
my daily life. We don't have an issue
bringing in customers. Our issue is honestly
that we can't fulfill more orders. We are shooting for $1
million at the end of 2023 and we are going to
get it. I'm believing that we're
going to get there. I've never had a problem
betting on myself.

You've got to be willing
to bet on yourself. If you don't how can you
expect anybody else to?.

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6 Retirement Essentials (Most people only prepared 2 or 3)

I'm planning for retirement most people focus 
mostly on marshaling together enough money you   know Financial Resources so that they can last 
the distance and then maybe at the back of their   heads they have some vague plan right perhaps 
two or three things to fill the time with a lot   of the times this is stuff like travel family 
well unfortunately I'm gonna say that's not   quite nearly enough for Preparation we ourselves 
have been retired for two years and going looking   back on the past two years I kind of see like 
six essential things that if you prep for it   beforehand before your retirement starts I think 
this can really make such a positive difference   to your retirement so that's what I wanted 
to bring up and discuss with you guys today   number one first and foremost of course we have 
to talk about money most people's concern is the   amount of money that they have in retirement 
whether it will last them till the end come   comfortably and allow them to afford the Hobbies 
like travel good food Etc but I actually think   after going through the last two years building up 
our financial Acumen is just as important if not   more so what do I mean by Financial Acumen I mean 
stuff like budgeting tracking projecting investing   I mean if you think about it the money in your 
bank account can always be squandered we all   know that story I think more importantly what's 
going to make your retirement more fireproof is   having an ability to generate more money where 
it came from in the first place so the second   essential thing that you can prepare for so that 
you have a wonderful retirement it's definitely   the ability to be self-directing and disciplined 
self-direction definitely helps so much with   spending your retirement days meaningfully right 
after all there are no more like work schedules   or like demands from colleagues or bosses to help 
shape your days anymore you have to be the person   to take charge in retirement there's a study out 
there actually that shows that for happily retired   folks most of them actually have about 3.6 core 
Pursuits that's what they say and the unheably   retired folks tend to have less than 3.6 corporate 
suits coming in at about 1.9 call Pursuits that's   what the study reflected I guess it kind of just 
shows in retirement you really need to fill your   life to the brim and keep busy with activities 
you love and that is a really great formula for   happiness and self-direction will help you 
to achieve that state as well as discipline   because if you think about it like discipline 
directly affects the state of your finances right   it affects whether you stick with your retirement 
planning whether you keep fit and active and you   get to maintain your health in retirement even 
whilst you're left up to your own devices even   to find your cover suits if you don't have any 
when you're starting or in your retirement so   discipline and self-direction will be like 
the building blocks for enjoying your life   in retirement the third essential thing you might 
want to work on and cultivate or happy retirement   is people skills right so studies and research 
have reflected very consistently that the main   determining factor for happiness and Longevity 
for most of us is actually relationships Human   Relationships friendships relationship with 
your spouse and with your family I guess if   you look at most of us you know we all have 
a little need of work on some social skills   in some aspect I mean some of us are a bit shy 
paper hats or graph or maybe socially anxious   working on our people skills really will help us 
to get along and live happily with our spouse and   family members and also importantly to make 
new friendships at whatever age we all know   that making new friends gets a lot more difficult 
as we get older I mean I haven't heard anyone say   otherwise for me personally making new friends 
as I get older is the biggest challenge there's   this huge feeling that nothing can replace 
friendships with people who have known you   all your life but it is also a challenge as I 
have chosen to exercise through Arbitrage in   our retirement and we've moved away from home 
so those friends aren't with us in our present   I find that it takes a lot of intention I have 
to consciously push myself to broaden my Social   Circles and make the effort to get to know people 
on a more intimate basis I am also very happy   to be able to say that it has paid off in that for 
the last two years in Bali I have actually made   two or three new friends that I'm happy to say are 
kindred spirits and not just social acquaintances   so that's very nice and it's a huge Comfort to our 
daily life here in a foreign land away from home   now before we move on a big thank you to 
Mumu Singapore for sponsoring this video   Singapore is an online trading platform for 
stocks ETFs and options I've been using the   MooMoo mobile trading app myself for almost 
a year now and I think it's awesome it's   fast intuitive trading US Stocks is commission 
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thing that you can definitely work on and that   will benefit your retirement tremendously it's 
actually courage you're definitely gonna need lots   of courage in retirement and I guess this isn't 
a skill exactly it's kind of more of a quality   but in retirement you need a lot of courage 
to even plunge into retirement you need the   courage to you know take that leap of faith to 
stop putting it off due to fear of the unknown   feel or financial insecurities so then it's all 
about courage at that stage not let fear and   insecurity rule your life and your decisions it 
is also the courage to recognize that in life at   the start at the end in the middle the Domino's 
you need are never all nicely lined up you know   at some point you just got to jump into it and 
then learn to cross the obstacles as they come   so for retirement long term I guess the 
biggest issue most commonly is always money   but my perspective on this is that hey budgets 
can always be reduced money can always be earned   or recouped or whatever happens so I still 
think that you know it is actually beneficial   to Advocate an approach whereby you get to 
a point where you feel that you have most of   your Ducks lined up you've planned well you've 
prepped for it grab hold of your courage with   both hands and then take the plunge people tend 
to think of retirement as the end but it's not   it's the start of a new phase where you should be 
trying so many new things new Pursuits new ways   to live and for each of these new adventures 
you're gonna need courage to take action and   once you have taken the plunge you'll find the 
next fifth thing very very useful and that would   be a mentality of resilience especially in early 
retirement there are a lot more decades ahead of   you you know and therefore a lot more chances that 
they things can go wrong whether it be down to bad   financial planning or perhaps an unexpected Health 
catastrophe or even sometimes natural disasters   whatever comes I guess you will always need that 
strength of Will and the resilience so that you   can roll with the punches and then get back up 
you want to know that you have the mental strength   that even if things go pear-shaped you won't just 
give up and lose hope and certain Corner you've   got to Marshall what you've got inside you go out 
there find Solutions perhaps if necessary you've   got to go back to work but know that later on 
you can return to retirement and try again so the   sex essential thing that I believe will benefit 
everyone in retirement is to cultivate an attitude   of gratitude we all know life is a very long 
journey hopefully at least and so much of what   we Chase using most of our years actually doesn't 
really matter in the big picture once you have   taken a step back and then at that point is when 
you start realizing the earlier you cultivate and   attitude of gratitude and that appreciation for 
the simple little things that are probably around   you everywhere every day the happier you probably 
will be and it sounds silly but it's not really   automatic I mean we all live and grow up and 
work and go to school in a society that kind of   innovates us with messages that we need to reach 
for more have more ambition gives us you know that   High definitions of success in life that we 
have to try to jump to reach and nobody sings   the Praises of the pleasures of a simple cup of 
tea you know the importance of family time with   your loved ones or or just the pleasure of being 
able to take an evening walk on the beach with   your dog so I think that it's very important that 
somebody reminds you that you know you can not   overload what you already have what you're already 
surrounded by growing that muscle of appreciation   so that in each and every moment you are present 
in your own life you see all the little Joys that   you're surrounded with every day and if you 
live life like that I think that will help   you achieve contentment with just the small stuff 
around you and that's what majority of your life   in retirement may be about is just a small stuff 
every day but in my own retirement here in Bali it   is what makes me so grateful and so happy every 
day that I am surrounded by my loving husband   and very interesting and independent little dog 
that's very very cute you know that we have very   comfortable a bit simple house we have the ability 
to enjoy good food even if it's simple stuff   from the war rooms locally we have a garden and 
beautiful things are growing around us every day   the weather is great you know stuff is good yeah 
I think this is one of the most essential simple   things that's often overlooked simply because it's 
a matter of mentality but I believe this essential   quality or characteristic could make all the 
difference for you so these are the six essential   things that I believe are very very important for 
you to cultivate and prepare for in the leader to   actually taking the plunge into a return then I 
think that if you have these six strong skills and   qualities going for you you will be in a position 
much more well placed to make the best out of your   retirement however long that period may be let me 
know what you think of my suggestions whether you   agree or if you think they suck let me know why 
but in any event I really appreciate you tuning   in and sharing my thoughts for this week and 
wherever you are in the world I'm wishing you   a happy Saturday evening and let's speak again 
next week till then you take care and bye for now

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Planning Retirement the RIGHT Way (with Veronica McCain)

so you'll pick me up tonight 
at 7 45. yo well no I got a   few things to take care of first but 
why don't we make a quarter to eight I'm 45. live from Joe's mom's basement it's 
the stacking Benjamin show [Music]   I'm Joe's mom's neighbor Doug and good news 
today is all about getting your way which is   my favorite here to help us work out our goals 
and find happiness we welcome retirement coach   Veronica McCain for our Tick Tock minute we'll 
discuss tips on getting your vocab right to   succeed in the corporate world in our headlines 
why is it that instead of money at the end of the   month the month seems to go too many days for 
our wallet we'll share an explanation from one   popular publication plus we'll throw out the Haven 
Lifeline to Lucky stacking Benjamin's listener Jim   who wants to know what percentage to put into his 
Roth IRA and then I'll share some heartbreaking   trivia and now two guys who like to color way 
Outside the Lines the Philistines it's Joe and oh [Music] and a happy Monday to you stackers nice open 
duck you know given your history I think that   was fantastic we got a great show today fantastic 
show Veronica McCain is here I can't let that go   what do you mean given my history I am Flawless 
day after day show after show let what go I don't   know what we're talking about Veronica giving 
my history great open given my history Veronica   McCain is here today she is a retirement coach 
and uh oh gee we don't get enough time to talk   about just retirement so I'm I'm super happy we 
get to do that sweet I'm gonna retire after this   Marathon recording episodes podcast for the 
last freaking week and a half so you can go   on vacation so like yeah by the time people hear 
this I've had a wonderful vacation in Spain which   meant that uh that yeah we've been talking to 
each other a fair amount lately however we got   a fantastic show today not only Veronica became 
we got a fantastic Tick Tock minute super happy   headline today comes to us from the Wall Street 
Journal the oh gee sorry the Wall Street Journal   The Wall Street Journal are they like the Ohio 
state of newspapers forgot to put the emphasis in   the right place and they get angry those Buckeyes 
no it's the Ohio State I thought it was just oh no   no it's the this is from the personal finance 
section it's written by our friend Veronica   dagger a Veronica writes why it's now easier to 
underestimate your expenses and overspend let's   dive in Veronica writes many people have a gap 
between what they think they spend and what they   actually spend this gaps wide recently is the 
financial and psychological effects of higher   prices further strain people's budgets Elevate 
inflation is rippled through Americans wallets   for more than a year now some have cut back While 
others have increased their spending to keep up   credit card balances were staying relatively flat 
for a while but have jumped higher recently oh   gee you and I let's take it from here I think 
that this is a year where it's crucial to have   your finger on the pulse of what your expenses are 
you know you hear people joke about eggs you hear   people joke about the grocery store of course for 
a while there you saw the gas pump that seems to   have leveled off at least where you and I live but 
I think if you don't have your finger on the pulse   you're just gonna have less money at the end of 
every month well the availability of credit cards   and accumulating that Consumer Debt really makes 
it easy to continue to live the life that you want   to live even if the cost of living has increased 
a little bit because you don't feel the pain of   that right away you know it's like that kind of 
slow death by a thousand paper cuts type of thing   it's like you have a little bit of a balance that 
carries over then you have a little bit more of a   balance that carries over and a little bit more of 
a balance that carries over and so that's a really   good really good signal I think is if you if you 
go month to month and you're not paying off your   Visa bill every single month or if you had been 
and now you're not yeah that's a good trigger to   go like whoa what changed here that'll snowball 
pretty quickly listen to this statistic just to   tell you how many people are not paying off their 
credit cards Veronica writes in the fourth quarter   of 2022 the average household's credit card 
balance was nine thousand nine hundred ninety   dollars up nine percent from a year earlier nine 
percent higher it's a huge big number according   to wallet Hub customer Finance website meanwhile 
the average credit card interest rate of course   rose with spread right yeah uh to record high of 
about 20 percent last week according to bank rate   those are some there's some big downsides for 
not tracking your expenses yeah thinking about   the math on that real quick it's like okay ten 
thousand dollars at twenty percent you're spending   150 100 you know 200 a month of Interest that's 
not going to pay that off if you think okay well   I make 80 grand after taxes bringing home you 
know 60 after taxes and health insurance and   401ks and all that sort of stuff that's a solid 
chunk of your annual budget that's just going to   interest payments that doesn't really accomplish 
anything for you so if you're one of those people   that that balance is increased on I think it's 
really important to figure out how to tighten   I think one way if you have an accountability 
partner a spouse a friend that you're working with   I really think this can be way easier than people 
think that it is Cheryl and I just have a weekly   meeting we meet for 20 minutes it's over wine or 
over pancakes depending on what time of day it is   it's not complicated we just look through it OG 
and I think it can be that simple it doesn't have   to be you know you're using what you know I love 
the tiller money app I think it's fantastic how it   takes a spreadsheet and downloads everything every 
day and you've got whatever numbers you want you   can plug those into your spreadsheet and get it so 
you can slice and dice however you want I like the   cube app as well we of course have lots of fans 
who use YNAB as a great budgeting tool but it's   not really it doesn't even have to be that hard 
it just has to be having just a finger on on the   pulse like where where's our money actually going 
you know it might have been you who mentioned it   years ago oh gee it could have been Paula pant but 
but a lot of people feel handcuffed when they feel   like the advice is look at your budget every 
month and decide all the details that you're   spending on and I think that's one of the things 
that intimidates people or just is a huge Downer   against budgets I don't think you have to do it 
forever and ever I honestly think you set up a   budget we use whatever template you want to use 
make your own or use some of the ones that Joe   mentioned and then you check in on it for let's 
say the first six months or eight months however   long it takes you to establish habits for just the 
way you live just the normal everyday stuff and   then once you've sort of curtailed yourself from 
essentially taking out a loan to buy that pair of   pants or that whatever that thing is you think you 
need uh I don't think you need to check in on that   budget that often I think it's I mean honestly 
I'm checking in on mine every maybe six months   to a year I think that I think the big Point here 
Doug with inflation having gone up as quick as it   did the point is to have these early warning trip 
wires that if you're not going to check it that's   fine but you got to have a tripwire that alerts 
you then that stuff is real and it's different   than it was three months ago because to OG's point 
if you don't catch it early this gets Beyond you   I mean but Wells Fargo's PR team finally getting 
getting ahead of the story here and got themselves   in this piece listen to this I like this money 
grows much faster than most people expect because   interest is not interest says Michael learsh head 
of Wells Fargo and companies advice and planning   center it's a great quote a similar concept 
though applies to inflation prices rise and if   inflation remains high prices continue to grow on 
top of already inflated prices leaving people off   guard quote people get constantly surprised that 
their money isn't going as far as they thought it   would and in fact the cost of eating out and going 
for drinks continues to take Dina lion aback even   though the 36 year old married mother of one's 
dining out and ordering in far less than she did   a year ago some prices still give her sticker 
shot she says the difference between cooking at   home about ten dollars for nice pasta and quick 
sauce from canned tomatoes versus Italian takeout   for now 50 bucks is astronomical said Miss line 
who lives in Brooklyn I think those trip wires   are are what you if you're not going to set it up 
Doug well let me ask you this I mean given your   history with money how exactly do you set up your 
own tripwires so we focused all of our spending   on One credit card I have a rough idea every 
month of what that that number should look like   at the end of the month and if it's significantly 
higher I kind of raise an eyebrow and then I start   scrolling through transactions and realize okay 
those are all legit time to cut it back that's my   trip but you know then where to cut well then 
I start to it's usually uh the same thing for   probably 90 percent of Americans Amazon but uh 
Amazon could be anything though I know that's such   a brilliant way for them to disguise what you're 
buying that it just says Amazon yeah because   you're like there's no way I spent forty one 
thousand dollars on Amazon last year yeah you did   like well what did I buy wouldn't you like to know 
right I bought Fruit Loops and a backhoe exactly but yeah then I just dig in a little bit if if 
the number is significantly higher usually when   that has happened it's because of a couple of 
big purchases and I know right where it was and   um I know that that big purchase isn't going 
to happen again the next month it's you that   for me that's usually what it is it's not the 
trickle effect of Amazon it's usually some big   some big Bill I had but uh yeah that's that's my 
tripwire yeah I just know that given your history   that we really need to make sure that um people 
hear the story you are harshing on me today what   is happening what am I doing I don't give up 
your history and what then you you yeah yeah   harsh on my open what is going on I don't I'm just 
saying that given your history there we go again I   think we need we need to make sure that people 
hear the story like it's a it's a great tale   hey uh speaking of great Tales time for a tick 
tock minute this is the part of the show where   we either have some Brilliance from the people at 
Tick Tock or we have hashtag brilliance from those   very same people uh Doug which one do you think 
we got today this one's legit it's solid yeah well   more solid than my backdrop which is just about 
fell over I love it how people are about to see   they're about to see all the canned goods here 
in the basement when your professional backdrop   goes bye-bye I think you're correct doug because 
oh gee today what we're going to talk about is   how to succeed in corporate life how to how to 
figure out the right things to say let's listen   one of the most important skills you'll need 
to learn if you want to be successful in the   corporate world is how to speak like an absolute 
[ __ ] week and a great way to do this is just   to totally ignore the basic principles of 
English grammar so first take a random noun   and then change it into a verb so a word like 
idea becomes ideate then take that new verb and   turn it back into a noun so id8 becomes ideation 
then take that now and change it back into a verb   so ideation becomes ideation Inc finally take the 
new verb and change it into a meaningless seven   word cluster an all hands Blue Sky ideationing 
session then sit back and wait to be promoted right that immediately it's pretty 
funny after your blue sky ideation   session you're you're good that's pretty 
funny brilliant Joe tell them some of   the we've got some of that same kind of 
corporate phraseology here that that just   develops organically just happens we have 
we've come up with our own lexicon here uh   OG we need to talk to you over by the can 
peaches we say that you're getting canned   first time Doug got canned he thought it was a big 
deal oh God I was remember that yeah I was I I had   Joy I mean uh tears in my eyes and when it's nice 
outside so you know we want to leave the basement   we meet up by the clothesline which we call Doug 
getting hung out to dry there it is we didn't need   the bump this is serious work OG we're all trying 
to get promoted here hey coming up is a woman that   I don't think we need to promote a lot because 
when it comes to retirement planning people   take it way too cavalierly oh gee you know this 
better than most people spend more time planning   their family vacations than they do planning their 
retirement which shows why so many people are not   successful at retirement planning well Veronica 
McCain worked a full career and then realized that   as a second career which we may talk about as well 
she was going to become a certified professional   retirement coach and a charter retirement 
planning counselor after 31 years of Public   Service work decided you know what time to do that 
other thing that I've really really wanted to do   so she founded Savvy retirement coach with the 
mission to provide holistic retirement planning   Concepts focused on self health and wealth we're 
going to talk to Veronica here in a second about   doing a better job planning retirement but Doug to 
get there I think you've got some history well I   think of it as trivia you call it history 
tomato well given your history of doing the   trivia I think we should just have the trivia now 
there's some massive punchline coming I can tell   I don't know what it is but okay fine here's 
the trivia Joe hey there's stackers on Joe's   mom's neighbor Duggan did you know that on this 
day in 1956 Heartbreak Hotel by Elvis Presley   became a number one hit the Smash Hit was written 
by the Queen Mother of Nashville Mae Boren Axton   and Tommy Durden Axton played a recording of 
Heartbreak Hotel for Elvis at a disc jockey   convention in Nashville and the rest is history 
so since we're on the topic of hotels I got some   hopefully not heartbreaking Hotel trivia for 
you my question is if you're evaluating hotels   as an investor what is the difference between 
these statistics average daily rate ADR versus   average published rate or APR I'll be back right 
after I asked Joe's mom to celebrate Elvis by   making me a peanut butter and banana sandwich 
while I tee up Heartbreak Hotel on my Walkman Burning Love Joe's mom's neighbor Doug and we are 
commemorating the anniversary of Elvis Presley's   Heartbreak Hotel becoming a number one hit on 
this day in 1956 with some Hotel related trivia   so my question was if you're evaluating hotels as 
an investor what is the difference between these   statistics average daily rate versus average 
published rate in maybe our most thrilling   trivia question yet try to stay awake non-hotel 
investors the average published rate is believe   it or not this is going to be amazing are you 
ready I'm just settle down because I know the   excitement is building it's the amount a hotel 
asks for rooms well the average daily rate are   you ready for this I know you've been waiting 
by your device all day just trying to figure   out what this definition is that is the amount 
they're actually getting paid for the rooms   if you're a hotel investor this is the opposite 
of boring because if those numbers are close   together it means the hotel is in demand and 
if they're far apart you know maybe not so much   maybe I should suggest our writing team retires 
So speaking of retirement Let's help you get there   permanently it's time to learn how to create 
your retirement your way with Veronica McCain and I'm super happy she's here at the card table 
with us Veronica McCain joins us how are you that you're here because we're about to talk if 
this goes according to plan we're about to talk   about all the things that you and I think people 
should talk about during retirement but often kind   of gloss over because they're you know just don't 
get me wrong we're gonna talk about the money too   but it's about more than money but as a way to 
get there Veronica I've always believed that   if you want advice it's helpful to get it from 
somebody who's kind of walked that path right   when I was a financial planner I had been one 
in a long time but when I was the fact that I   worked with 200 families and I'd seen retirement 
over and over and over again should give people a   little bit of comfort that yes you want to do this 
once I've done it a bajillion times but but I had   not at that point ever retired you have actually 
retired tell me about that do you remember the   countdown to your retirement oh yeah definitely 
I mean I remember when I was working you did you   know you do the usual countdown on your calendar 
kind of exiting out the days until it actually   hits and then that when that day comes I think 
you get a overwhelming emotions because then I   realized you know I'm leaving my work and my work 
was not just work for me I actually had you know   work family what did you do by the way I worked 
for the federal government so I was a associate   director over several various departments within 
an agency a very small agency about 300 people but   um because you're a small agency you kind of 
have to sometimes do a lot so oversaw a lot of   different departments yeah so so you have this 
flood of emotions where the emotions about loss   were they about excitement I don't know is it now 
all the above is it purpose yeah I kind of had an   idea sort of what I wanted to do so I kind of knew 
what path I was going to take once every time I   know it's going to go into some type of coaching 
field didn't know exactly what way I was going to   go with it at first I thought maybe more in the 
Executive coaching area but then as I thought   about that more it kind of gave me flashbacks for 
work so then I decided to get into more of the   the retirement because people were asking me so 
many questions about you know what do you do and   what you retire how do you feel your days and that 
kind of thing so um you know as I was approaching   looking into the coaching area I did look at 
retirement coaching and I said oh this will be   an interesting field to pursue because I like to 
motivate people to have people get excited about   their goals and what they want to do in life and 
I like the kind of the financial side as well so   um you know that's why I decided to kind of lean 
more toward the retirement coaching but getting   back to when that final day came yeah I think 
it was when I had the actual retirement you know   sometimes that work to give you a retirement uh 
party and you see everybody and they're like uh   say something say something and then when I got up 
to say something all of a sudden I started feeling   like I was gonna cry yeah I was looking out at 
everybody and I was like wow I'm you know this   is this is really the end um even though I had 
something you know like I said to look forward   to going through I didn't expect that emotion to 
come over me like that but it did and I think a   lot of people experienced that when the final 
day comes of their retirement there is like a   I don't know I mean it's just morbid but there is 
like a death I mean you're it is it is your last   cake right right you've been to see other people's 
cake but all of a sudden you realize this is your   last slice yeah it is that that's exactly what 
it is it's kind of you know that you're gonna   try to keep in contact with the people that 
you work with and try to have some kind of   relationship but it does change it really does 
because you just you know everything usually that   you talk about with people at work is work related 
stuff and over time when you retire that kind of   goes by the wayside with you so do you feel like 
we're too Cavalier about that about that process   about the uh you know the fact that we're going 
to have these emotions we just think oh I'll deal   with it when I get there yeah I think a lot of 
people are just so caught up and I'm going to be   retired I'm going to be tired I can do whatever I 
want it's so exciting or whatever so yeah I think   you don't really feel like that you're going to 
have those type of emotions I think you just feel   like you're going to go to this next chapter 
in your life and it's going to be oh this this   burst of excitement and it is I'm not saying that 
you're not going to have it but I do think there's   also a period of of where you kind of adjust uh 
to you know what you've left behind in your job   and your identity and all that with that and 
then going forward pursuing what what you had   to look forward to in retirement so it's kind 
of a mixed bag those first couple of years you   tell your own story but you also tell stories 
of a few other people in the workbook one is   a woman named Susan Susan seems a little lost 
can you tell our stackers about Susan Susan is   the one who the days and the walls were kind of 
closing in yes yeah yeah she was the one person   in the book that I talk about and the people 
that I talk about the book are actual people   that I coach I just use different names and 
scenarios names change to protect the guilty yeah she was kind of diverse and this is a this 
is a lot like when you're working you're kind of   looking forward to those days that you have off 
where you can kind of do some things that you   want to do but then when you retire and it's every 
day it gets a little daunting if you really don't   have an idea of what you're going to be doing to 
for your days your day-to-day life I think is the   hardest thing that most people struggle with when 
they retire they have some huge aspirations maybe   of traveling or doing that but once they're 
sitting in their house house on a day-to-day   basis and in the you know the walls of you know 
has kind of quiet and not a lot going on you   don't have that routine of going to work anymore 
it's kind of like what do I do on a day-to-day   kind of thing and that's kind of challenging but 
what Veronica separates your workbook from a lot   of the retirement discussions I've seen is that 
you take this day to day and challenge all of us   to think really bigger about our life like I got 
this feeling even in the beginning Pages as you're   telling the story that well let me just quote 
you you wrote a big void needs to be filled in   retirement but it should not be filled just with 
things to keep you busy like this is not just a   March to the Grave this is a whole different 
piece of your life and it shouldn't just be   about rearranging the salt and pepper shaker every 
day or you know figuring out that the dog needs   to go for a walk like you challenge us to think 
a lot bigger about this period exactly it is an   exciting time for you to think bigger about your 
life because it's probably the first time in your   life that you're actually able to do what you want 
to do on your own schedule and hopefully have the   finances to do that so I think it's more than just 
trying to fill your days with just the stuff to do   and I think a lot of times when you first retire 
if you don't really have an idea of what path   you're going to go down once you retire that's 
what you start doing you start trying to just   okay let me do this do this and do that and you're 
not feeling you're still not feeling fulfilled so   I'm hoping in the workbook I give you exercises 
to help you because people struggle with like   what does this mean purpose meaning fulfillment 
or whatever yeah those are I think sometimes big   words that we use but I hopefully going through 
some of the exercises in the book you will be able   to figure that out by going through the exercises 
and then trying to say okay well what do I really   want to look for as far as my next chapter in my 
life of what I want to pursue and what I want to   do more than just these little small things that 
are keeping you busy I get uh coaching from a   group called strategic coach long time stackers 
have heard me talk about them before but we have   we have a workbook similar to yours with these big 
questions about leadership and about coaching but   you do the same thing here with retirement and 
this is not guys this is not a long workbook but   if you're doing this right it may take you months 
to fill this stuff out because I could see myself   Veronica peeling off maybe two pages and really 
because the thought that goes into each page of   this is really the important part well let me give 
everybody some of the tips from the book that you   have early on because you have workbook pieces 
and then you have some tips here's some tips   early on for when you first get to retirement to 
kind of send you on this path while you're filling   out the workbook schedule activities you enjoyed 
during when you took time off from work journal   and reflect on your expectations of yourself as 
a retired person I love that word Expectations by   the way read books and articles listen to podcasts 
and a variety of topics to discover what most   interests you now and volunteer for different 
organizations to discover how you most enjoy   helping people and helping help being out it feels 
to me Veronica like you're challenging people   also to don't be afraid to explore like go go try 
stuff expecting that it might not be a fit exactly   that's exactly right Joe I want people to not be 
kind of Trapped into thinking they have to have   everything planned out to just go out and just do 
things that they find intriguing or they interest   them and then from there they can determine what 
they want to continue to pursue what they don't   want to continue to pursue but don't don't limit 
yourself on what you what you think you should be   doing or how you should be doing it this is a time 
for you to be adventurous and explore at different   Avenues and things that interest you and a lot of 
times that's kind of a hard thing to do for people   because they've lived this kind of structured life 
up to this point with work and all that and to try   to say oh just go out here and do whatever and try 
to figure it out it can be a little intimidating   like whatever what yeah yeah so I'm hoping that 
the exercise in the book gives you clue you know   kind of cute used to okay these are some things 
volunteering doing some other things that you   know she thought about what maybe when you were 
younger and didn't pursue kind of go back to those   times of those thoughts and and try to figure out 
if there's um things that you want to pursue now   so yeah it's it it's funny because I I really 
went through this crisis where I felt like not   just there's a lot of stuff not interest me but 
but I'm like okay I want to get involved in my   community I want to get involved in organization 
but but which ones I don't this could sound very   horrible Veronica but I just didn't I just didn't 
care about any of them and then I realized that it   wasn't about that I need to just go get involved 
and when I found out and ultimately at first it   was the Arthritis Foundation I got involved 
with I found out about juvenile arthritis I   found out about all of these things happening in 
the arthritis Community I got involved in walking   trails around town and I realized how walking 
trails uh not only your Healthy Living but   beautify a city but they're also very inexpensive 
ways for cities to raise property values like I   learned it by exploring exactly what you're saying 
to do in the book exactly that sounds so great Joe   because that's exactly what I'm hoping people 
would do once they start retiring just like you   said you did you just started going out and doing 
things and as you started doing those things you   learned so much and it got your interest even more 
into whatever activities you were pursuing the one   thing that people have to realize when they retire 
you have to be just to be intentional you have to   go out and do it it's not going to come to you and 
a lot of times I think you know when I'm working   uh coaching with clients they're like well I don't 
know I don't know I'm like well you got to go out   and try you can't it's not going to come to you 
you've got to go out there and pursue it and once   you do and when you know you will see oh okay this 
doesn't just me or this doesn't interest me but   you've got to go out there and do it can we talk 
about that what you just said about you kind of   kicking people in the butt and and kicking them 
out the door to go you know like my mom used to   say don't come back inside until that light turns 
on you know we we back when kids went outside   side maybe I'm dating myself there but you end 
almost every chapter of this workbook with who   are going to be your accountability Partners it 
seems to me like accountability partners are a   big piece of this tell me about how you how do you 
find these people Veronica maybe just before you   retire yeah and sometimes say you know who they 
can be they can be trusted friends and and people   that you know I think sometimes there are people 
that are asking you questions about yourself and   are intrigued about you as an individual but you 
do have to find sometimes an accountability person   because in retirement there's nothing pushing 
you to do anything and if you don't sometimes   have somebody that you can hold accountable and 
if you can't find someone within your your network   I would advise you to look for a coach because 
that's because what they can be as well pursue   look um for a retirement coach or a life coach 
or or someone in that field because they can be   your accountability partner but if you're finding 
that you're struggling trying to get stuff done   and you're not really getting out there or you're 
bored and you're restless and you want to not get   some pickup and you're like you definitely need 
to look into getting somebody to be accountable   and help you because I even have coaches that I 
work with and I'm a coach yeah yeah me so it's   just something that just like I said it helps 
you keep you accountable to someone to keep   you motivated to do things I think that kind of 
like you Veronica I just get this feeling that uh   with my coach if I say it out loud to Mary Lou 
it means I gotta go do it like that if somebody   tells you or if you tell your coach then you 
then you have to go do it I want to stick with   this theme of uh friends and family a little bit 
because those might be some of the people you're   bouncing stuff off of but you also say if you're 
having trouble finding your sense of purpose that   friends and family might be a good Outlet yeah 
and that's what I found for me that's why I said I   want you know I knew I wanted to go into coaching 
I wasn't really sure which way I wanted to go and   the reason why I decided to be a retirement coach 
is because friends and stuff are saying you're   good at coaching and talking about this retirement 
stuff or whatever and I'm not like you should   do something with that and that's why I pursue 
becoming a retirement coach but I think oftentimes   friends and family see things within you that you 
don't even see yourself they recognize talents and   things that you have that you're like oh okay 
you're right I do enjoy that you kind of brush   it off and maybe not pay attention to where they 
might be and I think when you're listening to your   friends and family you have a tendency because you 
trust them to listen to their guidance a little   bit maybe more than somebody else that doesn't 
really know you so I say I always lean into   your friends and families to help you if you're 
trying to figure out maybe you know some things   you might want to do they might say well you're 
good at organizing or you're good at accounting   or you're good at this or whatever and they might 
give you some cues to help you figure out where   that next chapter is going to be in your life in 
retirement so definitely look for them for that   I like the fact that you go through a lot of 
this first about about purpose and value and   meaning before you get to the money in chapter 
two because your chapter two then really is   structured around okay now that you know that we 
can focus on spending money where it's important   and saving money where it's not and hopefully I 
have an idea there you start off with some good   tips you talk about traveling a lot of people 
in retirement want to travel uh you say to be   a conscientious traveler what is what does that 
mean yeah everybody always says when they retire   they want to travel and then all of a sudden 
they just start going places and not really   thinking of where they really want to go and why 
they want to go there I kind of had to regroup   because when I first retired I kind of I think 
everybody does that you go through that I just   want to get out and go go go go go go and you're 
just going everywhere but you're spending money   going everywhere and so you want to kind of 
maybe reel that back in it's okay to have that   little brief period of doing that but you want to 
reel that back in and really think about you know   where is it where do I really want to go why do 
I want to go there what do I want to experience   once I get there make sure you're spending your 
travel dollars on things that are value to you   and make yourself more conscious of the type 
of traveling you're doing I know I did a lot   of girlfriend getaway travels you know spy and 
all that and that's great but I really want it   I want to explore the world that's what I really 
want I want bigger trips and so you know you need   to just be conscious of what your goal is as far 
as you're traveling and where you what you want to   see and make sure you're you know you're putting 
your money into that type of travel versus just   doing things yeah yeah what I really like that 
you shine a light on is now that you're retired   you can really lean into off season and one thing 
that's not in your workbook that I love about off   season that Cheryl and I have found because she 
is a somewhat flexible job and I could travel   whenever man off season you get more of the local 
experience because the places aren't full of a   bunch of tourists people are more likely to be 
able to linger and talk to you like off season   is great but to your point you save you save a 
bunch of money there too exactly and I travel   now that's all I do is try to travel off season 
because just like you say as far as you want to   make sure with your dollars that you're spending 
them in a conscientious way as far as when you're   traveling too going off season I feel like those 
retirees the best time for you to travel because   you really get a feel for everything without 
the crowds and like you said the pricing is   better you're able to enjoy it in a different 
way what are some other ways that new retirees   and people that are stackers that maybe are are 
getting close to retirement can think about areas   where they might be able to save money besides 
on discount or off season travel at first I would   just look in your budget overall of what you you 
know you have developed as far as your I think   everybody should be tracking their costs before 
they retire and coming up with a overall budget   um what they think their retirement is going 
to be but some of the things you can look at is   cars you know the insurance and things of that 
nature look at that to see if there's ways you   you can save on that once you retire there's 
also lots of discounts and stuff like we were   talking about off Seasons but also if you kind of 
pursue looking you know if you want to go to Parks   or whatever whatever your um interest might be 
looking for ways you can get discounts on things   of that nature and just be aware of any ways you 
can save money with traveling it's just a lot of   different ways out there too for other things as 
well two big ones I really like that you had uh   if you've got two vehicles you might be able to go 
to one you know think about what you think about   Transportation evaluate your life insurance do 
you need it anymore are you financially solvent   enough where maybe you could get rid of that and 
then a medical one which I really liked was hey   this medical thing is going to get expensive 
stay healthy which also gets you out of the   house I feel like Veronica again you're kicking 
people's butt out of the house I definitely with   the medical and the exercising and now that you've 
got all this time you've done definitely can get   a nice physical routine into your everyday life 
just simple walking I know I take morning walks   every morning and not just for exercise but for 
meditation purposes for me as well but yeah we   all know the medical cost is a big expense when 
you retire and we also know that you get more you   know seditary in your way you're not as active as 
you were where you were working so I do recommend   that you do have a physical fitness routine for 
yourself when you retire to keep yourself healthy   so you can reduce those medical costs because 
a lot of the Medical classes stuff you can   prevent yeah and things that you could be doing to 
prevent you get but you got to start early on your   retirement and start doing things to keep yourself 
healthy when we go to the doctors at a certain   age you're all getting those oh you're close you 
know borderline there's water flush that and stuff   it's time for you to really you know we're at that 
point you can do things within your health to keep   yourself more healthy so yeah yeah definitely I 
look at a hamburger now and my cholesterol goes up   I just look at it I don't know how that medically 
happens but it's crazy that is we all we all know   that feeling with people that own their house 
you have a section of your workbook to go through   Renovations on your house and thinking about 
your housing situation this is the number one   area in our budget our house what are some of 
those key considerations about our housing we   should be thinking about yeah a lot of people 
like especially if they want to stay in their   houses should look in as far as their as I call 
Aging in place in the houses and look how well   their house is going to be able to support them 
once they start aging and look at you know I have   a checklist in there of things that you should 
look at as far as your stairs and your appliances   and just repairs and stuff that you might need 
to do to your house as you start getting older   those kind of costs if you're not prepared for 
them can wreak Haven on your retirement budget   so if your house is where you want to stay then 
you definitely need to look at it like even the   showers grab bars and um stuff yeah steps if 
that's going to work as you get older I know   with my husband he had had accident he couldn't 
go up the steps but it made me start thinking   you know as we age you know we're not able to go 
up the steps how are we going to do it because   we don't have bedroom on our main level so those 
are the things that you need to really think about   if you're going to decide to stay in your house 
so what you need to do and kind of come up with   a plan so it doesn't all hit you at once because 
sometimes it does you know unfortunately it'll be   unexpected like your husband's too I mean there's 
no you know Tuesday everything's fine Wednesday   the game's changed exactly and you need to kind of 
be thinking about that especially like I said if   you plan on stay in your house what your game plan 
is and start trying to figure out how you can get   your house accessible so that as you age it'll 
it'll still suit you yes you talk about moving   and about a lot of people of course think about 
moving when they retire and you also talk about   friendships and I'm glad that you coupled the two 
of those together because one thing I've always   thought and now I know we're here to interview you 
Veronica but I'm going to pontificate for just a   second no problem because I feel like people think 
of moving wait we talked about being too Cavalier   with this whole thing this especially to me is 
an area where people are too Cavalier I'm just   going to move closer to to my kids and what you 
find is that your kids are really busy they got   a bunch of stuff going on you become a full-time 
babysitter but you don't end up interacting with   them in the way that they want and all of 
these close friendships that you developed   over the last 30 40 years I'm a guy who lived for 
a decade in Texarkana I moved away to Detroit for   two years and Veronica we came back and not 
because I have family here in quotes because   all my friends are here I see some of my friends 
as my friends are getting older you know I find   them getting vacation houses that are far away 
and we're we never get to see them anymore and   I feel like this loneliness this isolation that 
we put ourselves into because we think it's great   like we're I feel like we're way too Cavalier 
about that but anyway I will shut up I'm gonna   get off my steps duel what do you think do you do 
you're sad at all Joe that is exactly what people   do they're very Cavalier they have this idea of 
oh I'm gonna live here and it's going to be this   great but they have no special connections there 
yes or I'm gonna go near the grandkids and the   grandkids are getting older the grandkids are 
going to grow up they're not going to be here   forever be little kids they're gonna grow up and 
have their own things or even if they're already   older they you know have their own activities and 
stuff to do so that's why in the in the workbook   I give a checklist you know it just even asked 
them oh yeah we want you close by and I say also   don't let your only connections be your kids your 
grandkids or your kids you know you need to have   other social connections outside of them because 
a lot of people say I'm a little bit closer for   the children and that might not work out so yeah 
it's one of those things that I think everybody   has this idea of how it's going to be yeah this 
grandiose kind of idea so not true so not true   and that's why hopefully when you go through 
the workbook and you look through the checklist   and if you do the exercises that are focused on 
that you'll have a clear perspective of whether   that's a great move for you or not whether it's 
going to work for you and as you retire because   I think it's hard harder once you get there to try 
to move back so oh agree yeah yeah uh you talked   about how I was a retiree now you know you're not 
forced to get up and go to work you don't have to   now lead the charge like you did in your career 
Veronica with your department with your agency   time management then becomes really important 
then for retirees if you're going to get what   value you want out of life so you talk about 
morning routine daytime routine idea week   again accountability Partners but but I 
wanted to end by talking about this time   management system for retirees you call it uh 
postek p-o-s-e-c can you walk us through that   one of the things that people struggle with 
the most and I kind of alluded to that before   is you had a routine when you were going to 
work once you retire that routine is no more   and I find a lot of times with new retirees 
especially that's where they feel the most lost   is there's no structure to the day anymore they're 
kind of and all you know all over the place and   don't know how they can spend time sometimes just 
Milling around not doing anything or whatever so   I want you to I you know sometimes when I tell 
people you know structure they kind of you know   like that's why I'm not working anymore I 
don't know why not I don't like yeah well   easy easy there all right if you want to try to 
put me back at work with destruction my name is this is the whole purpose of retirement I thought 
for me to just kind of Mill around and not do   anything but I thought we find that when people 
do that they get very bored so I just ask that   you just think of your days and more how am I 
going to start my mornings how am I going to   get up in the morning get started and get going 
through the day I think once you get that start   up in the morning of what you're gonna do it kind 
of guides you through the rest of the day but you   do need to think about how am I gonna just get 
my day started you know when you don't have an   alarm clock to get you going every morning so yes 
the workbook is is my retirement my way it's a   workbook for the newly retired it's funny the way 
that you go through goal setting like a 30 year   old would just reminds me the purpose is important 
no matter no matter where you're at in life and uh   the book's available everywhere correct yes it 
is yes well thanks so much Veronica for helping   our stackers get successful with their retirement 
it's funny we talked to a guy Wes moss in Atlanta   about his book what the happiest retirees know 
and it's so funny how it lines up so well like   if you read that and do your workbook you're 
gonna implement this and you're more likely to   be one of those happy retirees so thanks for 
this work no thank you thanks for having me   this is Daryl from Pennsylvania when I'm not busy 
arguing with a four-year-old um stacking Benjamins oh gee I love that we can talk to Veronica 
for over 25 minutes and uh the concept of   asset allocation doesn't even come didn't make it 
doesn't make the cut we're so busy talking about   what about my efficient Frontier it's all going to 
change I mean not the efficient Frontier but just   your emotional landscape I totally agree with her 
you see it all the time you go through this this   metamorphosis when you hit retirement and even get 
close to it that I think most people are way too   wait I guess they're not expecting it's a whole 
different world I mean if you've been successful   in your entire life this is the transition I 
mean just inside the money concept not not all   the other stuff that she was talking about right 
like time and energy and all that sort of stuff   but just the money piece of it transitioning from 
being a good saver your entire life to being a   good spender for the rest of your life in and of 
itself is a difficult change so hard to make that   switch and it's even harder when you don't really 
know what you want yeah you're much more likely to   just hold on to the money and the thing that you 
underestimate is time you don't have forever to   decide what you want to do would you rather have 
Charlie munger's money at uh 90 or his wisdom at   uh or you know what is he a hundred or something 
like that is his you want to trade places with   him basically no nobody would trade places with 
Charlie hunger right now for all the money in the   world well what if Charlie Munger likes what 
he's doing I understand that I'm just saying   like nobody would trade places with him because 
of the time you know because he's 90 something   oh like he's got billions of dollars so it's not 
it's not necessarily always about the money I see   what you mean but so you so to Joe's Point you'd 
end up with a really really happy last two years   of your life yeah that's right well it's our 
it's our friend uh doc G's book about hospice   you know about these people who spent their 
whole life chasing dollar bills or people   that spent zero time chasing dollar bills they 
spend all their time going no I don't need any   money and then they realize if I would have 
had some I could have had better family time   that's a good book hey let's throw out David 
lifeline and tackle some of life's most important   questions our friends at Haven life insurance 
agency Doug they put what you value first I   tell you what uh white breasted nut hatches white 
breasted nut hatches yeah what is that that's a   bird and it's also a realization that you've 
become old because one day you're joy riding   your frat brothers brand new car to Florida when 
all he thought was you were like driving around   the block and you're like we're going to Florida 
and the next day you're getting out your bird   ID app because some Bird shows up outside your 
window what is that at least it's an app and not   a book yeah true but uh and then I also spotted a 
fairly rare for my area a brown merger [Laughter]   both of those are fantastic names for birds and 
I saw them both this morning but you know you   know number one thing OG is it's an app on his 
phone but the thing that makes him proudest is   that it's his most used app on his phone like he 
gets that report from Apple and they're like you   open that Bird app a lot well thank you next 
to his uh walking step counter app and the one   that monitors his blood pressure he's he's also 
the continuous glucose monitor blood pressure   number of steps in the New Balance app 
I don't see a problem with any of this   to order new shoes every six months given his 
history Anything Could Happen hey uh speaking   of anything happening we should uh go ahead and 
throw a Paving Lifeline because the answer that   question Doug was your loved ones in your time 
with a bird app it's why they've made buying   quality term life insurance actually simple more 
time to catch the brown and merger beeping out of   the hole hey stackabenjamins.com havenlife now 
please go there and then fast forward this 15   seconds to get us out of this bird discussion 
their application's simple getting us to cover   his decision their parent company Mass Mutual is 
more than 160 years old so you know that they've   done this before hey uh today we we I I love 
Karen repine our show Runners notes for us this   is uh Jim from Wisconsin calling in and Karen 
says Jim from Wisconsin a real person not Doug thanks we actually have a real Wisconsin 
idea is that was is it wisconsinite or   is it just cheese head do you just 
say cheesehead yeah I think that's   the preferred term it's in their 
state either Constitution hey Jim hey guys Jim here and I actually am from 
Wisconsin I have a question about what   percentage to contribute to my traditional 401K 
versus my Roth 401k I'm five to seven years away   from retirement maxing out my 401k contributions 
I read somewhere that when you have saved six   times your annual income you should move all 
your future contributions to the Roth option   what's the thought process in deciding how much 
to put where I'll be looking for that shirt thanks   Jim thanks for the call thanks by the 
way for proving that you're really from   Wisconsin uh Burton from Minnesota needs to 
learn from Jim he's got to put some Midwest   on that uh yeah if you're listening 
from last week take a note from Jim   it's a good effort Jim I'll give you that 
I mean you made a You made an attempt but [Music] it didn't you don't 
think Jim really talks like that   but that is not a Wisconsin accent oh not 
as good as yours was is that what you're   saying I don't know what you're talking 
about not as good as the interloper yeah   Jim thanks for the call oh gee have you heard 
this uh rule of thumb that he's using six times   nope six times what six times something I've 
never heard that gym next time something I've   never heard it yeah the answer to when should I 
put money in a Roth 401k versus a regular 401K   is largely determined by your ability to pay the 
taxes today you know you think about it if you're   making a hundred grand and you're contributing 
the maximum to your 401k you're putting 22   000 in your 401k this year which if it's pre-tax 
is going to lower your taxable income to 78 000   before your deductions and all that other sort of 
stuff that roughly is going to save you maybe four   or five thousand dollars in federal taxes because 
of that contribution not including any state taxes   if you switch to the Roth side then that deduction 
doesn't appear in your W-2 so you effectively are   going to have a four or five thousand dollar 
additional tax withholding throughout the year   so it's you know back to our discussion at the 
beginning of today your budget is going to be   affected by call it 400 bucks a month if you can 
afford that if you can fold that into your budget   and not go into credit card debt or not have to 
borrow more money for cars or student you know   like if you can deal with it then obviously it's 
better to pay your taxes today well not obviously   but it makes most sense I think to pay your taxes 
today because it's a known thing you know in the   future all of that money becomes tax-free forever 
and there's no there's no government requirements   of withdrawals there's no government requirements 
of those distributions that you have to take once   you are retired it's all in all the roths side 
is way way better but it comes at a cost which   is that 500 bucks a month well and I think I would 
think OG you know he talked about doing the Roth   later in the pretext earlier I would think that 
to pay that cost and to make it even more worth it   because of the fact that you are prepaying the tax 
you need those assets to grow much much much more   so I would think that at the very least flipping 
that around and doing the Roth first makes more   sense like the further you are away do the Roth 
don't don't do pre-tax first and then switch to   Roth I would do Roth as early as I can and switch 
to I mean if I'm choosing one or the other which   you and I know this most people that listen to 
this don't we haven't had this discussion a long   time we don't think either one of these is right 
we think you should be doing some of each because   you don't know what the future is going to hold 
but certainly or Roth first approach versus the   other way around it doesn't make more sense 
if you're thinking about it from the kind of   historical context of your earnings you're going 
to make the least amount of money early in your   career and the most amount of money on the back 
end right like usually that's how it works you   your income continues to increase throughout 
your career so if you have to pay your taxes I   would rather pay them at a lower rate if possible 
versus when I'm 50 and I'm making 200 000 a year   maybe that's the time to use the pre-tax bucket 
because of the fact that most 401ks come with   company matches and those matches are also pre-tax 
I think that if you can start out doing a Roth   early in your career and continue to do it your 
entire career you'll end up with a good enough   balance of Roth 401k and pre-tax because of the 
company matching contributions being pre-tax but   if you're really trying to optimize tax brackets 
and that sort of thing you can kind of manipulate   it as you get toward those higher tax brackets 
the problem with all of this of course is that   we're taking a very big guess at what tax rates 
are the day you withdraw the money how do we   know whether or not this worked pre-tax versus 
Roth well if you put the money in a Roth 401k   and you take it out in the future you're betting 
that today's tax rates are better than tomorrow's   tax rates you're saying I'd rather pay taxes today 
than in the future because the future I think are   going to be higher that's what you're saying and 
the vice versa is also true if you put the money   in pre-tax today you're saying I think I can take 
this money out at a better tax rate in the future   then I can pay it today so I'm you know I'm at 
a high tax bracket today I think I'll be in a   lower tax bracket in the future the only way that 
you know whether or not you're right is after you   know that you're right because we don't have 
the chart that says what are tax rates in 2037   because if we did then we would be able to 
calculate it and say with certainty this is   a better choice based on the circumstances 
all we're saying is I think I might have a   lower tax rate in the future or I think 
tax rates might be higher in the future   the one thing that I can say is that if Congress 
doesn't change any of the rules Roth contributions   Roth growth and earnings are 100 tax-free forever 
so I don't care what the tax rates are in 20 years   from now when I take the money out because it's 
tax-free yeah if I'm gonna lean I'm leaning toward   pay the taxes today be done with it that said 
slots approach too by the way which is to say   you got the cash today pay it today so that you 
don't look at your IRA and go I've got a million   bucks in my IRA it's like no you don't you have 
500 000 in your IRA because half of it is for the   government Doug I think this is really important 
uh stuff for you I mean given your history with   taxes and I have no history with taxes so I'm 
good well maybe that's the point you gotta earn   something to pay taxes maybe that's the point big 
thanks to you Jim for the call if you would like   to call and ask a question you know what we will 
send you a Haven life stacking Benjamin's greatest   money show on earth circus t-shirt and Jim from 
Wisconsin really from Wisconsin is getting one   cent his way slash voicemail gets you the shirt 
and we're happy very happy to send it to Jim as   I stare ready Doug as I say that I don't know why 
I'm staring at Doug as I said Jim well he sounds   hideous what are you talking about well it's 
just I mean it's like a fiction just thing right   this gym it's like the the State Farm guy that's 
who you're talking to I know I think it's Jim I   think somebody's having a tough day there OG well 
before we say goodbye today time for our community   calendar man we've got a great week over on the 
stacking deed show where Crystal Hammond and Alan   Corey dive into real estate Alex e Edwards is 
a guy who helps uh has helped a lot of people   in the southeast part of the United States 
get out of intergenerational poverty through   real estate teaching some real estate helps them 
learn how to buy houses how to learn to do it in   a responsible way he's going to be their guest on 
tomorrow's show over on stacking Deeds of course   our other sisters show the earninginvest podcast 
doc G always has guests who dive deep into Allah   into some some topic that is uh always exciting 
and a fantastic and a fantastic discussion he   has a friend of ours Fritz from the retirement 
Manifesto coming up on Thursday Fritz is a guy   who retired young documented his retirement an OG 
to Veronica's Point earlier in today's show Fritz   has really done it right this guy is so busy but 
now doing that second career I think he serves on   a couple of boards he Volunteers in the city of 
Asheville in a couple different capacities one   is working with animals he's always out in his 
wood shop this guy has so much going on he's not   sitting there wondering what he's going to do 
so if you're interested more in in retirement   Fritz will be over on earn invest of course here 
on Wednesday the draft the NFL draft is Thursday   so we've got Rob Welch he and a former NFL player 
wrote a book together about going pro with your   money we're going to talk Wednesday about no 
matter what you're trying to go pro in how do the   pros treat their money A lot of pro players about 
to get a big payday on Thursday and as we already   know a lot of them don't do the right thing with 
that sudden money OG it goes in the wrong place   that's what's coming up this week thanks so much 
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free guide from OG all right that is what's going   on in the community man a lot of takeaways today 
but Doug what are the top three man well Joe first   take some advice from our guest Veronica McCain 
and create your own unique roadmap to retirement   second take a memo from our Tick Tock minute 
to up your vocab game and Excel above the   competition I'm sure you'll get promoted in no 
time but the big lesson turns out five times in   a row is the limit to singing Heartbreak Hotel 
at the top of your lungs after that Joe's mom   starts to get irritable and make threats now that 
I think about it probably was the hip thrusting thanks to Veronica McCain for joining us 
today you can find her book my retirement   my way a workbook for the newly retired to 
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since my baby left I find a new place to dwell   they're down at the end the lonely streets 
called speaking of speaking of Doug's history   um there's unfortunately OG a doctor 
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to make sure that'' s this one sort of command.
that maintains popping up in reaction to my video clips it'' s the whole oh you manage.
rentals ah you'' re still functioning you ' re not retired or oh you make YouTube videos.
you'' re still functioning no you ' re not retired it ' s not such as the retirement cops you understand I. imply plainly to these people out there retirement strictly indicates say goodbye to working say goodbye to need to.
make cash and for some remarkably it'' s even age bound apparently to be retired I obtained ta be 60.
plus [Music] I imply to be honest I assume this is just a silly debate over semantics right because.
well you can call it whatever you like we'' re happy living the way we live We'' re not gon na alter.
anything even if of YouTube remarks right but I additionally feel required to direct out that for.
these people thinking retirement purely suggests no much more functioning regular generating income they''
re. actually really incorrect it ' s a sight that ' s type of simply removed from fact entirely as well as.
the scariest thing is that if you stay with this belief you might never retire look I recognize the.
origins of the idea that retired life equals regular work I expanded up in that period also that era where.
you will certainly work 40 plus years in this one constant job retire at 65 and afterwards Tada Grand exit with.
this golden wall gold watch and your pension or you recognize Singaporean situation you recognize cpaf and afterwards.
off to the fairway you go now historically if you take a look at the context this was formed in the.
supposed golden years of the post-world War II full work now nowadays pretty.
apparent life job every little thing has substantially changed since not the very least root cause of Automation as well as.
digitalization jobs are no longer the secure point it made use of to be rather now it'' s very volatile.
I suggest consider what happened during the pandemic and afterwards since the pandemic is over it'' s the. tech layoffs as well as significantly fantastic news with the breakthroughs in AI drops are disappearing.
altogether the center class is vanishing they say the abundant are obtaining richer the bad are.
getting poorer so work nowadays already looks so different from what it used to be three decades earlier.
so why in the world would anyone anticipate retired life to stay the exact same as before I indicate the truth.
is that it doesn'' t for one it ' s obtained'a great deal more pricey we ' re living
so much longer these. days Treatment has actually also gotten progressively costly real estate expenses maintain Rising so pricey.
Climbing inflation not enough wage growth the quantity of money the experts maintain stating you need.
for a comfortable retired life continues Increasing however let'' s just take a reasonable number for the minimum.
suggested amount of financial savings for retirement in the US apparently that would certainly be about 555 000 US.
bucks or 10 times the U.S median income but after that another study shows that typically retired people have.
just somewhat over a hundred and also seventy thousand dollars conserved for retired life some retirees.
obviously simply have absolutely nothing zero as well as also in Singapore among the most affluent countries in the.
globe over 60 percent of pre-retired singaporeans are saying they'' re out track to retired life. either so after that what do you think all these individuals throughout the globe both pre-retirement and already.
retired are doing so this is what they'' re doing this is simply what pops right up if you do.
a quick Google on the Net by the method according to Wikipedia everyone'' s default Expert.
on all things in deep space if you take a look at Wiki'' s page on retirement in the US as you mature you.
have six way of life choices and also out of the six four entails some form of job full-time or part-time.
the truth seems to be that great deals of senior citizens are around side rushing or freelancing or setting.
up organizations or full-time Jobing at when more but it'' s not all as dismal as it might seem to. you obviously a whole lot'of individuals aren ' t planning on working after retirement simply only root cause of. monetary demand it ' s actually since they want to due to the fact that it'' s helpful for them it ' s
evidently around. healthy and balanced aging the feeling of social combination and also payment the entire seeing retired life not. as completion however as a brand-new phase of Life thingy which entirely makes good sense right because we'' re all. living longer and very early retirement is obtaining extra prominent so retirement isn'' t just that 5
to. 12 year duration any longer but possibly 20 to 40 plus years undoubtedly most senior citizens aren'' t back to the. full-time nine-to-five dissatisfied Daily Work there'' s so many varying levels of job after retired life. there'' s like semi-retirement you understand going back to work part-time that'' s freelancing Consulting.
what some individuals call opportunistic functioning occasionally they just do stuff like offering.
or adding in whatever ways they delight in however resembles it'' s a norm that numerous senior citizens are.
out there functioning or earning money or just getting this established regimen in their retired life sensation.
purposeful engaged and also quite pleased it'' s in fact a whole lot around simply advancing past that phase in life.
where your job is so consolidated paying the price of you and your household'' s existence that many.
individuals stick to doing crappy tasks they actually dislike just to endure I think that firmly insisting.
that retired life must be a Continuous vacation with no work or earning money whatsoever it'' s. truly simply fairly an ignorant idea that cherished Timeless vacation vision is not also a sustainable.
thing in truth I mean check out all the anecdotal evidence from all individuals out there you recognize.
they'' re claiming that that Eternal vacation stage of retirement it really lasts practically one.
two years generally Max prior to one obtains bored as well as depressed which feeling of loss and also being.
lost sets right in it'' s an entire cycle obviously you rest you get bored ultimately you discover.
brand-new Pursuits and also involvement money making or not and also then you get satisfied once more till the.
end to ensure that'' s the four phases of retired life so this person clarifies it in this video clip it makes.
overall sense you seem like you can examine that out however primarily ethical of the story at whatever age.
or phase of Life keeping hectic having function as well as engagement a great routine feeling included.
feeling monetarily secure it'' s healthy and also it makes individuals delighted on the other hand if you.
proceed to urge retirement you have to suggest no more job ever before since that'' s just how you'believe
you ' ll. more than happy until your end although the evidence factors or else then you understand that trashful.
quantity of retired life savings is just ever before going to maintain changing consistently higher and to hit it.
you'' re most likely mosting likely to end up working that added a lot more years it'' s already happening official.
old age across the world keeps enhancing and also say eventually happily you in fact handle to.
get there you retire you'' re sigh greatly loosen up right into your coastline chair which desire.
become a reality Perpetual getaway situation and after that one 2 years later on bam on routine.
it'' s lost catastrophe as well as your ball lonesome shed possibly questioning where everything went pear-shaped.
after that you pedal through some even more ears as well as let lost the bottom mode and afterwards you'' ll discover yourself. maybe aged 70 and also yet run out of financial savings since you didn'' t job right in between and after that you.
end up being one of those people around Googling how to discover a job at 70.

Sadly due to the fact that.
you in fact require to that'' s obtained ta suck so instead right here'' s my idea rather of clinging onto this.
outmoded suggestion of retired life I assume it'' s way extra productive to invest your time figuring out what'' s. possible currently for you as well as your ability sets you could hang around reasoning of exactly how you can perhaps take.
control and also redefine job as well as retired life in your life for yourself because if you wear'' t job as well as. retired life is being redefined for you by culture and federal government anyhow whether you like it or otherwise.
and after that you'' re just going to be adhering to along you can assume regarding just how you can potentially decouple.
the work you do from the cost of your existence as well as after that perhaps even better you can consider.
whether you can discover some means to decouple generating those existence calls from the straight.
input of your time as well as I think this is all truly important if you wear'' t want to be stuck on the.
grind up until you'' re regarding like I put on ' t know 120 years old since it'' s coming for everyone.
that time in your life where you can'' t make the exact same cash at your job as you could when you.
were younger or had even get a suitable paying task whatever that may be when you require one due to the fact that.
of like ageism as well as all those stuff you understand most Monetary guidance around they say that.
normally for any one of us to retire conveniently we need about 75 to 80 percent of our pre-retirement.
revenue to continue our existing criterion of living so below'' s the circumstance when I was still.
in the labor force myself running that business hamster wheel so I worked I was so done hectic.
simply working so I can hang on to that job it was my only resource of money so my entire presence.
was you recognize depending on that salary and as quickly as heck was not thinking to myself about exactly how I.
can redefine job for myself or if someday if I quit working how I might still generate 80 of.
that wage on a monthly basis so my presence wouldn'' t have to considerably alter I mean sure you can do.
like what we did now ideal you know downgrade your way of living probably move overseas to a less expensive place.
um come to be a lot less high upkeep in retired life so you don'' t need 80 of your pre-retirement revenue.
Possibly you'' ll still need what 30 40 percent as well as if right now your only income generation.
is through that task that salary you got no Investments no various other skills no side hustles.
no nothing when that work retires you at that compulsory age or as a result of a few other situations.
God forbid after that what are you mosting likely to do I think that'' s the sincere truth for a lot of working.
adults available still particularly more so if you in fact got married and started bulging.
children you understand time simply vaporizes very quickly at this phase of life already so I think all of us.
require this tip you know to look up from our service you understand to consider the larger image.
and try to regulate where we'' re all headed towards if you'' re still enjoying this video clip now.
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take care of danger and also after that stick to your plan via thick and also thin well also continually finding out.
from blunders and also improving most of us only live as soon as let'' s attempt to do it the finest that we can by this.
factor I'' m certain you ' ve obtained a whole lot to state in response whether you think what I'' ve simply stated is all.
bollocks or if you two are searching for a much better way of living layout after that this conventional retirement.
version which I'' ve constantly discovered so disappointing well you can leave me remarks below and also we.
can discuss I hope you enjoyed this video clip as common leave a like so hopefully more individuals will certainly.
see this as well as subscribe if you desire to maintain up with even more of this things thank you all once more.
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6 Retirement Essentials (Most people only prepared 2 or 3)

I'' m planning for retired life the majority of people concentrate.
mostly on aligning together enough money you understand Financial Resources so that they can last.
the range and afterwards possibly at the rear of their heads they have some vague strategy right perhaps.
2 or 3 points to fill up the time with a great deal of the times this is things like travel family.
well unfortunately I'' m gon na say that ' s not fairly virtually enough for Preparation we ourselves.
have been retired for 2 years and also going looking back on the past 2 years I type of see like.
6 necessary things that if you prep for it beforehand prior to your retirement begins I assume.
this can truly make such a positive difference to your retirement to ensure that'' s what I wanted.
to raise and also talk about with you guys today top firstly of program we have.
to talk regarding cash the majority of people'' s issue is the amount of money that they have in retired life.
whether it will certainly last them till completion come comfortably as well as allow them to pay for the Hobbies.
like traveling excellent food Etc however I in fact think after going via the last 2 years accumulating.
our monetary Acumen is equally as important if not a lot more so what do I imply by Financial Acumen I mean.
stuff like budgeting tracking predicting investing I suggest if you think of it the cash in your.
financial institution account can always be misused most of us understand that tale I think more significantly what'' s. mosting likely to make your retirement more fireproof is having a capacity to produce even more cash where.
it came from to begin with so the second vital thing that you can prepare for to make sure that.
you have a remarkable retired life it'' s certainly the capability to be self-directing as well as disciplined.
self-direction definitely helps a lot with investing your retired life days meaningfully right.
besides there are no much more like job routines or like demands from colleagues or employers to help.
shape your days anymore you need to be the individual to take cost in retired life there'' s a research study out.
there really that reveals that for gladly retired individuals the majority of them in fact have concerning 3.6 core.
Searches that'' s what they state as well as the unheably retired individuals have a tendency to have less than 3.6 company.
fits can be found in at about 1.9 call Searches that'' s what the research reflected I presume it type of just.
programs in retirement you truly need to load your life to the border as well as keep active with tasks.
you like which is a truly terrific formula for happiness as well as self-direction will certainly aid you.
to attain that state as well as self-control since if you think of it like technique.
directly impacts the state of your finances right it influences whether you stick with your retired life.
preparing whether you maintain fit and also active and also you reach keep your health in retired life also.
whilst you'' re left as much as your very own devices also to locate your cover matches if you wear'' t have any. when you ' re starting or in your retired life so discipline as well as self-direction will certainly be like.
the building obstructs for appreciating your life in retirement the 3rd vital point you might.
wish to service as well as grow or happy retired life is individuals skills right so research studies and also study.
have reflected very continually that the major determining factor for joy and Longevity.
for the majority of us is in fact partnerships Human Relationships friendships partnership with.
your spouse as well as with your family I guess if you take a look at the majority of us you recognize we all have.
a little need of work with some social abilities in some element I suggest a few of us are a bit shy.
paper hats or chart or perhaps socially anxious dealing with our individuals skills truly will aid us.
to manage as well as live gladly with our partner and also relative and additionally importantly to make.
brand-new relationships at whatever age we all understand that making brand-new good friends gets a whole lot a lot more tough.
as we obtain older I imply I place'' t listened to any individual say otherwise for me personally making new pals.
as I age is the largest obstacle there'' s this substantial sensation that nothing can replace.
friendships with people that have actually understood you all your life yet it is also an obstacle as I.
have actually picked to exercise via Arbitrage in our retirement and also we'' ve moved away from residence.
Those close friends aren'' t with us in our present I find that it takes a great deal of purpose I have.
to consciously press myself to expand my Social Circles and make the initiative to be familiar with people.
on a much more intimate basis I am additionally really happy to be able to state that it has actually settled because for.
the last two years in Bali I have actually made 2 or three new pals that I'' m happy to state are.
kindred spirits and also not simply social colleagues to make sure that'' s very great and it ' s a massive Comfort to our.
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point that you can certainly work with as well as that will certainly benefit your retirement significantly it'' s. in fact guts you'' re definitely gon na need whole lots of nerve in retirement as well as I guess this isn'' t. an ability specifically it ' s kind of more of a quality yet in retired life you need a great deal of guts.
to also dive right into retirement you need the guts to you recognize take that leap of confidence to.
quit placing it off as a result of fear of the unidentified feeling or monetary insecurities so after that it'' s
all. concerning nerve at that stage not allow worry as well as instability regulation your life as well as your choices it.
is also the nerve to recognize that in life at the start at the end in the center the Domino'' s. you need are never ever all perfectly aligned you understand eventually you just got to delve into it and.
after that learn to go across the barriers as they come so for retired life long-term I guess the.
most significant problem most frequently is constantly money but my perspective on this is that hi budget plans.
can always be lowered money can constantly be made or redeemed or whatever takes place so I still.
believe that you know it is really valuable to Advocate a strategy whereby you get to.
a factor where you really feel that you have many of your Ducks aligned you'' ve intended well you''
ve. prepped for it clinch your nerve with both hands and after that take the plunge individuals tend.
to consider retired life as the end but it'' s not it ' s the start of a brand-new phase where you must be. trying so numerous brand-new things brand-new Pursuits new methods to live as well as for each and every of these new journeys.
you'' re gon na require nerve to take action and when you have taken the dive you'' ll discover the. next fifth thing very really valuable which would certainly be a mentality of strength particularly in very early.
retired life there are a whole lot even more decades ahead of you you understand and also consequently a lot even more chances that.
they things can go wrong whether it be to bad monetary planning or possibly an unforeseen Health and wellness.
catastrophe or even occasionally natural calamities whatever comes I presume you will always require that.
stamina of Will as well as the durability to make sure that you can roll with the strikes and also then obtain back up.
you desire to recognize that you have the psychological toughness that also if points go pear-shaped you won'' t simply. offer up as well as shed hope as well as particular Edge you'' ve obtained to Marshall what you'' ve got in you head out.
there locate Solutions perhaps if essential you'' ve reached go back to function yet understand that later on.
you can go back to retirement and try once again so the sex necessary point that I think will certainly benefit.
every person in retired life is to cultivate a perspective of gratefulness most of us recognize life is a very long.
trip ideally a minimum of therefore much of what we Chase making use of a lot of our years in fact doesn'' t. really matter in the big photo when you have taken a step back and after that at that factor is when.
you start understanding the earlier you grow and mindset of appreciation which admiration for.
the straightforward little points that are most likely around you everywhere each day the better you possibly.
will be as well as it sounds silly yet it'' s not really automatic I suggest most of us live as well as grow up and also.
job as well as go to school in a culture that kind of innovates us with messages that we need to get to.
for even more have extra aspiration provides us you recognize that High meanings of success in life that we.
need to try to leap to get to and also no one sings the Praises of the satisfaction of an easy cup of.
tea you recognize the relevance of family time with your enjoyed ones or or just the enjoyment of being.
able to take a night walk on the beach with your canine so I assume that it'' s really important that
. somebody reminds you that you understand you can not overload what you already have what you'' re currently.
surrounded by growing that muscle mass of recognition so that in each as well as every moment you exist.
in your very own life you see all the little Joys that you'' re bordered with everyday and if you.
real-time life like that I believe that will help you achieve contentment with simply the tiny stuff.
around you which'' s what majority of your life in retirement might have to do with is just a little things.
each day however in my own retired life here in Bali it is what makes me so happy therefore pleased every.
day that I am surrounded by my loving partner as well as extremely fascinating and also independent little canine.
that'' s extremely really cute you understand that we have really comfortable a little bit easy house we have the capability.
to appreciate excellent food also if it'' s straightforward stuff from the war spaces locally we have a yard and.
attractive things are growing around us daily the climate is excellent you know things is great yeah.
I assume this is just one of one of the most necessary basic things that'' s often neglected just since it'' s. an issue of mindset but I believe this important high quality or characteristic might make all the.
difference for you so these are the six essential things that I believe are very very important for.
you to grow and also prepare for in the leader to in fact starting right into a return then I.
think that if you have these six strong abilities and also high qualities going with you you will certainly remain in a setting.
a lot a lot more well put to make the most effective out of your retirement nonetheless long that duration might be allow me.
know what you think about my tips whether you agree or if you believe they draw let me understand why.
but anyway I actually value you tuning in as well as sharing my thoughts for this week and also.
any place you are in the globe I'' m desiring you a delighted Saturday night and also let'' s talk again.
next week till after that you make sure and also bye in the meantime.

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international hello what are the awful sides to.
retiring very early aren'' t you burnt out every day simply lying around not doing anything put on'' t. you individuals fret about running out of cash hello guys welcome back to one more beautiful.
day right here in Paradise Bali a lot of you have been asking me so several concerns like the.
above so today I'' m gon na go through six awkward facts concerning layoff.
along with my pointers for alleviating them based on our very own experiences reaching fire and.
being retired right here in Bali Indonesia for the past two years so unpleasant fact number.
one retired life is a journey not a destination for the document lying around throughout the day doing nothing.
in retirement is a misconception it'' s always wonderful to have a couple of days of that right here as well as there but in reality.
you do that for lengthy stretches of time and you'' re most likely mosting likely to be struck extremely really hard with.
sensations of boredom lack of self-worth and you'' re gon na be missing out on a sense of satisfaction retirement.
isn'' t a location like Bali or Boracay it actually is the start of a New Trip in your life it'' s. that stretch of time where you lastly do those points you wished to do yet always couldn'' t. since you were so busy generating income to survive it can be anything taking a trip the world.
Creating that publication or researching that claim cross stitch side hustle if you never get past the.
myth you'' ll probably wind up getting bored and after that finish up returning to function and missing out on out on this.
Remarkable Life Experience so like every other journey start preparing what is this impressive experience you.
wish to invest your retired life time as well as cash on number 2 if you obtained burnt out during your.
retirement stuff maybe you'' re doing it wrong so for a great deal of people their retired life Jam.
has to do with traveling the world right that'' s an incredibly common one and also it'' s fantastic fun you never ever
. feel extra alive and also it'' s such a terrific obstacle because in fact you need so several various abilities.
to travel properly appropriate you require Street smarts to navigate the towns and scams as well as other concerns.
on the road you need to be able to prepare your travel plan book the most effective traveling deals know just how.
to haggle your costs in addition to things like riding a motorbike as well as diving as well as at the.
start it'' s always epic it ' s so unbelievable yet on exhilaration as well as feeling of achievement begins to.
plateau and afterwards you'' re gon na strike that factor of lessening returns and also it wasn'' t just. in traveling either it was likewise my paint my services my making it through The Wanderer life thingy I.
discover that when love to stay largely undirected most Quests in fact often tend to lose their taste.
with time another method of putting this is maybe you feel yourself coming under torpidity or.
that functioned really well for me one either I begin piercing deep down right into the details of.
what I'' m doing or 2 I make it into a service take my dad cooking is his terrific love in retired life.
yet he'' s not just asking in any case for the fun of it the last couple of years he'' s in quest of cooking.
a tastier sourdough bread any person has actually ever before come across out of 365 days in a year he is possibly.
baked about I'' m presuming possibly 400 sourdough loaves 2 loaves each bake he tweaks the dishes.
the starter the strategy the components he does some reverse engineering of sourdough bread that'' s. commercially marketed outside it'' s been maybe 3 years as well as he'' s still going solid so he established his.
own special sourdough bread objective and Target and also criteria rather of just offering as well as yogurting.
for fun I became professional teachers in both as well as at some point started both a yoga exercise service and also.
a browse school and you know I discovered a lot much more regarding both in the entire process whatever.
Search around if you begin truly piercing down there'' s constantly more Improvement to be had.
much more individual growth to seek please claim you enjoy Ceramic wear'' t simply do it aimlessly to pass time.
polish up your abilities go into competitions end up being an expert Potter do compensations as your.
retired life side rush or teach pottery classes when you keep pressing on your own to those higher.
requirements due to the fact that you'' re either actually drilling down right into the craft of it or you'' re running it.
as a Business you'' ll locate brand-new measures of efficiency therein and you will certainly be burnt out not to.
mention if you'' re actually like us on lean fire whatever website income you generate will help defray.
the expense of your passions and also leisure activities so you put on'' t need to touch on your long-term Investments.'isn ' t that a truly excellent bargain so two years ago at the age of 38 I retired with my spouse below.
in Bali it'' s quite early by a lot of standards and it'' s been a totally remarkable journey we''
ve. found out a whole lot and I hope the insights we are showing to you people are valuable if you'' re on. your own fire Trip or currently neck deep in retirement smack that like button show us in.
the remarks listed below what your retired life appears like up until now how you'' re maintaining active and also whether you.
concur or disagree with the points we made below currently on the 3rd uncomfortable reality it'' s. hard that you need to safeguard your time you possibly retired so you can spend your time doing however.
you please whenever you please many of us will certainly have invested the vast bulk of Our Lives.
thus much making a living which suggests generally another person is routing your time either your.
boss or your customers and also we obtain really made use of to that so then in retirement self-directing your.
time becomes something brand-new as well as type of foreign as well as if you take a look at retired individuals in Singapore.
after functioning jobs that whole lives the majority of them finish on in retired life working as complimentary.
day care solutions for their grandchildren if that'' s their utmost desire and for some.
Typical older individuals it certainly is after that it'' s wonderful I ' m really
happy pleased themHowever for some it might not actually be that yet they find themselves doing it anyhow type of like by.
default because they'' re so used to permitting another person to direct their time for them there'' s. always going to be individuals around that will attempt to make use of your leisure time asking you to.
run tasks for them maybe or like for us right here in Bali we obtain numerous requests from both individuals.
we recognize personally as well as full strangers of the net asking us to do things like strategy their.
vacations reveal them around Bali Etc obviously we like hosting friends and also household and we.
delight in aiding individuals typically yet smartly speaking our very own private lives would certainly simply disappear.
if we were to delight all the requests we obtain you'' ll need to discover how to say no to individuals and. exactly how to strike equilibrium retirement is as much regarding sharing your time with the people who matter.
to you as it has to do with having time for your own personal growth and advancement simply be mindful.
unpleasant truth number 4 it'' s most likely gon na be simply you as well as your considerable various other from.
now on out so upon retired life your social scene is going to alter significantly everyone else is at.
job or active with their very own things you'' re either gon na have to find out to appreciate your own company.
a whole lot or if you'' re fortunate adequate to have retired with your considerable other that'' s who you ' ll. most likely be spending bulk of your retirement with so best learn to manage companionably great.
interaction is crucial as it'' s simply generally being a considerate and respectful human being via.
the pandemic and on the road this past decade I'' ve seen a lot of individuals who appear truly shocked.
by the person the other fifty percent absolutely is when they start retired life and start taking a trip with each other.
24 7 a day but building that Convenience to do things on your own and also building that fantastic.
relationship with your other half can also potentially be one of the most rewarding part of your.
retired life journey and also your individual growth prior to I share with you the 5th awkward.
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uncomfortable truth number five your cash strategies are never as foolproof as you think all retired life.
whether it'' s the normal kind or fire actually all come down to the monetary preparation behind it.
right as well as one of the most unpleasant truth of all may be that your retired life funds are never.
as sure-fire as you prepare for specifically if your strategies are expected to spend 30 40 also 50.
years in the case of very early retirement expert forecasts and also assumptions go incorrect you made a.
mistake in your profile planning as a result of all the customers that we all carry Bearishnesses occur.
blacks on events gray Rhino events so lots of points no matter the plan regardless of exactly how much stress.
screening you did prior to you dove into it the unexpected typically takes place as well as the quicker you come.
to terms with this unpleasant reality the quicker you can proceed to hatching out versus the risks.
You can predict most retired people they'' re functioning their monetary planning and also much less Help around.
the 4 percent drawdown policy right so the U.S stock exchange has had an incredible Run for the.
last 10 12 years or two now certainly points are looking a little various for the near.
future so those that have been traditional and also that have actually abstained from touching their long-lasting.
investments will have extra reproducing space currently to ride out this bearish market nonetheless long it may.
last buddies who have been following our journey for a while currently understand that a dominant portion of.
our retired life below in Bali consists of rental income from a variety of property Investments.
as well as however in the last two years considering that we started retirement Europe is a video game up in arms.
soaring Energy prices have increased the expense of living throughout the world and everywhere huge.
inflation is now a substantial concern fortunately we have so far taken care of to deal with whatever disturbances.
we'' ve experienced but primarily yet another unpleasant truth in retired life is that managing.
your money to make it last till the end takes up even more time than you assume wear'' t just go to rest on.
it continually look to expand the eggs in your basket and be open to adjusting your cash strategies.
like rebalancing your portfolio or changing how you invest your retirement Toolbox as different.
opportunities provide themselves for time you may not require to work for money any longer yet doing.
stuff that fuels your personal growth which produces some extra side revenue as a reward is.
never a Bad Point uncomfortable fact number six no factor sweating the tiny stuff y'' all understand I ' m. a big fan of simple frugal living as well as no pretenses whereas satisfied eating in an elegant restaurant.
as we are eating at the regional Battle areas right here sometimes extra pleased in fact yet a lot of us.
can additionally easily get carried away diving into with the itsy bitsy details of frugal living you.
recognize spending 2 hrs right here searching for offers as well as coupons that wind up conserving you 10 dollars three.
hours there finding out just how to maximize your air miles must you secure that 3.5 fixed.
deposit rate now or wait till next week where possibly it may be 3.7 I mean it can be fun.
and afterwards it can also be a poor use of your time you can do it if you delight in the obstacle.
feel in one’s bones that so long as you obtain the large stuff right your retirement is most likely mosting likely to function.
out just great so don'' t sweat the tiny stuff huge things include stuff like keeping top.
of your overall General expenditures you recognize doing your taxes right keeping a balance then.
Diversified profile so as lengthy as you keep in addition to every one of that I think that'' s regarding 95 of.
the huge picture truly alternatively what I'' m also saying is that if you explode your retired life.
funds by for example trying to go large or go residence on crypto no amount of voucher cutting is.
gon na save you from needing to go back to a task so yeah that'' s my take on not sweating the little.
things we'' re all retire at some factor of Our Lives whether early or late willingly or involuntarily.
all of it come down to choice as well as progressed preparation simply what I'' ve personally observed is that if.
you eliminated all the noise and distraction in life what do you believe are the genuine money we.
genuinely traded the means I see it is four points it'' s cash time Young people as well as health and wellness just consider it.
everything we do throughout our entire lives is actually us trading one of these for the other an.
layoff is that a person anomaly where you are in a position to invest all four money at the same time.
concurrently which maximizes your experience of life an actually clear image of this is.
traveling you can take a trip in your 60s and also 70s sure that'' s what a lot of individuals will certainly finish up doing and it'' s. wonderful you understand you see these folks really delighting in seeing brand-new points being very satisfied but it'' s usually.
in the kind of like great deals of cruise ship journeys around the globe and that'' s cool also but they'' ll never ever. experience what it'' s like to try finding out to browse or sail and getting all salted and burnt and also.
muscle mass achy but happily tired oh they'' ll never ever attempt anything even more vigorous and adventurous.
like say backpacking your method via Europe you understand crushing in brand-new hostels satisfying crazy individuals.
from Iceland or anywhere and also doing ridiculous points with each other all of us have 2 lives the life that we.
presently live and the life we could possibly live so then which life would certainly you choose inform me in.
the remarks below and put on'' t tell me you wouldn'' t retire early due to the fact that you simply wouldn'' t actually understand. what to do that'' s just a cop-out solution since yeah well you'' re too lazy to do the legwork.
and also try brand-new stuff as well as comprehend yourself thanks for seeing as constantly talk.
again following Saturday bye foreign.

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The #1 Wealth KILLER

 

Albert Einstein once referred to compound interest as the 8th wonder of the world. Saying he who understands it earns it; he who doesn’t pays it. And he couldn’t have been more right. Today we’re going to be looking at the miracle that is compound interest and how can protect my retirement as it relates to the #1 killer of your wealth. Let’s get started. So the #1 wealth killer is debt. Yeah, I know, big shocker. But it’s really true and today we’re going to look at why that is.

The truth is, having too much debt can put a limit on your greatest wealth-building tool – your income. While it may be tempting to invest rather than pay off your debt, compound interest is a force to be reckoned with. In fact, I recently dedicated an entire video to its power. Financial advisors often use the example of Jane, who invests $100 per month ($1,200 per year) from the age of 18 to 25 and earns an average of 10% per year on her investments. By the time she stops investing at age 25, her nest egg will be worth just over $15,000.

However, before you start investing, it’s important to consider your debt load. Here are some reasons why paying off your debt first may be the smarter choice:

High-interest rates: Many forms of debt, such as credit card debt or personal loans, carry high-interest rates that can negate any potential investment gains.
Risk: Investing always carries some degree of risk, and if you have high levels of debt, taking on additional risk may not be advisable.
Stress: Debt can be a significant source of stress and anxiety, which can have negative impacts on your overall financial well-being.
Freedom: Paying off debt can give you a sense of freedom and control over your financial situation, allowing you to make better long-term decisions.
That being said, paying off debt doesn’t mean you can’t invest at all. Here are some steps you can take to balance debt repayment and investing:

Create a budget: Determine how much money you can allocate towards debt repayment and investing each month.
Focus on high-interest debt: Prioritize paying off high-interest debt first, as this will save you the most money in the long run.
Consider employer-matched retirement accounts: If your employer offers a retirement plan with a matching contribution, take advantage of it. This is essentially free money that can help you save for the future.
Seek professional advice: A financial advisor can help you create a personalized plan that takes your unique financial situation into account.
In conclusion, while compound interest is a powerful tool for building wealth, it’s important to consider your debt load before investing. Paying off high-interest debt should be a priority, but that doesn’t mean you can’t invest at all. By creating a budget, focusing on high-interest debt, taking advantage of employer-matched retirement accounts, and seeking professional advice, you can balance debt repayment and investing to achieve your financial goals.

Over the course of the next 45 years, those investments will continue to grow. Assuming that it continues to grow at an average annualized rate of 10% per year she will end up with $1.1 million in her portfolio at age 70. That’s all achieved with eight years of investing $100 a month. Jane becomes a millionaire by investing $9,600 of her own money. On the other hand, we have John. John doesn’t start investing at age 18. Instead, he starts at the age of 26 (just after Jane had finished all of her investing). He also invests $100 a month. However, unlike Jane, he does it from the age of 26 all the way until the age of 70. John invests $54,000 of his own money over the course of those years and ends up with a nest egg of just under $950,000. So John ends up with approximately $150,000 less than Jane. This is in spite of the fact that he invested six times more of his own money than she did.

It’s no secret that excessive debt can put a damper on your ability to build wealth using your most powerful tool – your income. While the concept of compound interest is widely known to be an effective way to grow your money over time, paying off debt may seem like a counterproductive move. However, it’s important to remember that not all investments are created equal, especially when you’re dealing with debt payments.

Let’s take a look at an example: Jane invests $100 a month for 7 years starting at 18 and ends up with a net worth of $1.1 million at the age of 70. Now, let’s say John starts investing $100 a month at the same age and earns an average of 10% per year, just like Jane. Even if John continues to invest until he’s 100 years old, Jane would still have more money than him, and her lead would only increase with time. In fact, at the age of 100, Jane would have $19.2 million to her name, while John would have $16.7 million. This just goes to show the power of compound interest, as famously called by Albert Einstein as the 8th Wonder of the world.

However, when it comes to investing, it’s important to consider the context of one’s financial situation. Comparing someone who is debt-free to someone who is not will not provide an accurate comparison. While Jane invested $100 a month for 7 years, John was dealing with debt payments and didn’t invest anything for those first 8 years. But what if John managed to free up an extra $200 a year, or less than $17 a month, by paying off his debts? In that case, he would come out ahead of Jane by the time they’re both 70. And if he freed up more money than that, he would pass Jane even earlier.

So, what’s the takeaway? While compound interest is undoubtedly a powerful tool, it’s important to also consider the impact of debt on one’s ability to invest. Paying off debt and freeing up funds for investment can ultimately lead to greater financial success in the long run.

And given the state of the average American debt situation, $17 a month in payments is a remarkably conservative estimate. According to articles in business insider,
CNBC, and Forbes the average American debt situation looks like this: About $9,000 in credit card debt which is
often split between several cards. $30,000 in student loan debt. And assuming a used vehicle was bought a little
over $21,000 on a car loan. That’s around $60,000 in total debt. If we assume 18% interest on the credit cards
and 4.5% interest on the other loans and terms of 5 and 10 years on the car loan and student
loan respectively, the minimum payments could be roughly $900 a month. Freeing up that much cashflow could make a
tremendous difference in the previous example. Let’s look back at John’s situation from before
and assume that his household’s debt situation was that of the average American. John uses his $100 a month of excess cash
flow to pay off these debts.

 

Based on the numbers it would take him roughly
six years to become debt-free. This is assuming he did not work any extra
hours or sell anything to get out of debt faster. Once he was debt-free he would have almost
$1,000 a month left over to invest. If he starts the process of becoming debt-free
at the age of 18 when Jane was starting to invest he would have become debt-free by his
24th birthday. If he then turned around and started investing
the full $1,000 a month he would actually be further along in his investments by his
25th birthday then Jane was. Granted this is largely because he has invested
more money than Jane has at this point. Jane by her 25th birthday had only invested
$8,400. That’s quite a bit less than John’s $12,000
but think of the potential payoff of this down the road if John keepS investing that
money.

 

He’ll also likely be able to lead a much
better lifestyle than Jane in the present due to his lower monthly expenses. Jane may eventually equal him in that regard
if she gets her debts paid off, but for those first several years after John is debt-free,
it is worth noting. Remember, compound interest is an incredibly
powerful mathematical force. But it can work just as hard against you as
it can for you. So it’s important to make sure that compound
interest is your ally in your finances, not your enemy. So with that being said how do we avoid this
killer of wealth? First, if you’re lucky enough to not have
any debt right now research some ways to ensure that you keep it that way.

 

If you’re planning to go to college look into
ESA or 529 plans. They are ways to start saving for college
while lowering your tax burden (which is always a nice perk). Also, look into scholarship opportunities
or PSEO. Don’t be afraid to have a summer job and work
during the school year part-time. For the record, this can also be a good option
in high school to give yourself a head start financially so long as it doesn’t take away
from your studies too much. Make sure that you always have an emergency
fund. It should contain three to six months worth
of expenses so that you don’t have to take on debt for those moments when life happens. Make sure you have insurance for those catastrophes
that you wouldn’t be able to cover with your savings. Catastrophic health emergencies are a good
candidate for this.

 

If you’re already in debt, learn about how
people have paid off their debts. Then choose the strategy that is most likely
to get you (and keep you) completely out of debt. Three of the most popular strategies are the
debt snowball, debt avalanche, and debt tsunami. I have done videos on all three of those and
they will be linked in the description. The debt snowball is the one made famous by
financial personalities such as Dave Ramsey. It has you order your debts from smallest
to largest balance and pay them off in that order regardless of the interest rates on
those debts. The plus side is the momentum you can build
up for yourself by quickly wiping out those bills. The downside is it isn’t the most mathematically
efficient way to get out of debt, all else being equal.

 

The debt avalanche is the more mathematically
efficient option if you can stick to it. It has you order your debts from highest to
lowest interest rate and pay them off in that order. This is regardless of the size of the loan
itself. The upside is the fact that you’ll be paying
less in interest. The downside is in some situations it may
take quite a while to get rid of that first bill. For those who are more motivated by seeing
the balances of the debts themselves going down this may not be much of an issue.

 

For those that are more motivated by the lowering
of bills, this could be an issue in some situations. The debt tsunami has you order your debts
from the most emotionally stressful to the least emotionally stressful and pay them off
in that order. In some cases, this could mean paying off
the largest balance that also has the lowest interest rate first. However in my experience that is not commonly
how it goes. Most of the people that I’ve seen use this
strategy tend to use it because there are personal loans between family or friends that
are causing a lot of stress in the relationship. The person with the debt uses the tsunami
to get rid of that loan first and then often switches to a different strategy such as the
snowball or avalanche. Which is another viable option for many people. There’s nothing stopping you from starting
with one strategy that will help get you going and then switching to another that will work
for you longer-term.

 

I know a lot of people who have started with
the snowball to get themselves some momentum and then switched to the avalanche once they
were on a roll so that they could save on interest. Another thing I would recommend looking into
is the power of the debt snowflake. If you haven’t heard, the debt snowflake is
a strategy where you find ways to free up money (or just happened to find the money)
that you can put towards your debt payoff strategy. The nice thing about it is it works well with
any of the other three strategies I mentioned. While by itself it isn’t game-changing it
does help your primary strategy do its job a little better. And as we know every little bit helps. If you need more motivation make sure to check
out Dave Ramsey’s YouTube channel and their debt-free screams playlist.

 

It’s filled with a lot of amazing stories
of people paying off loads of debt on various levels of income and getting to see their
relief when they are finally debt-free is very inspiring. You might also find their Turning Points playlist
interesting. It is essentially interviews of people who
have become debt-free talking about what made them decide to go through that process and
achieve that lifestyle. I’ll leave a link to both playlists in the
description as well..

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The simplest retirement plan ever.

there are a lot of complex strategies out there when it comes to withdrawing your money in retirement we've already gone over some of them such as the Guyton clinger rule but not all strategies have to be that complicated to work well sometimes the simplest strategy is the most brilliant of all and today that's what we're gonna talk about we're gonna be talking about two of the simplest retirement spending strategies out there we're gonna discuss their pros and cons as well as who should be using them let's get started but before we get going be sure to LIKE this video if you haven't already as it really does help out the channel a lot and subscribe with notifications on for more money related videos like this one every single week so the strategies that we're gonna be covering today are very similar to one another in that they are both known as fixed withdrawal strategies they are the fixed dollar withdrawal strategy and the fixed percentage withdrawal strategy let's start with the simpler of the two the fixed dollar withdrawal strategy the fixed dollar withdrawal strategy is exactly what it sounds like you begin by withdrawing a certain dollar amount from your nest egg every single month and keep that amount constant throughout your entire retirement it literally doesn't get any simpler than that say if John were living on this strategy in retirement he has a 1 million dollar nest egg and wants to be able to live on $40,000 a year he withdraws $40,000 in that first year of retirement does the same thing in the second and so on and so forth in other words there are no adjustments for inflation using this method to analyze this strategy let's look at the four factors of retirement which for those who are new to this channel our income risk stability and buying power income measures how much money is coming in the door each month as well as when that money is coming in its measured this way because not all retirement spending strategies are systematic and linear with their income growth and none of us know how long we're gonna be in retirement so we tend to put more of a priority in having abnormally high income years in the earliest portion of our retirements since we don't know if we'll ever get to the later portions risk is the likelihood of outliving your money stability is graded by how often you experienced anything that would be considered an undesirable change in your income from one year to another this could come in the form of a freeze on the growth of your income or just a decline in your income from near to the next and buying power is defined like it always is it's a measure of how much your money can actually get you at any given time and is largely tied to inflation the fixed dollar strategy is generally considered to be a little stronger on income and risk in comparison to other popular strategies like the 4% rule but it does suffer in terms of stability and buying power the reason for this is simple as long as your initial withdrawals aren't too high you're relatively unlikely to outlive your money using this strategy and you may actually be able to live at a higher standard of living at least initially than you would have in other similar strategies like the 4% rule in fact going all the way back to 1950 if John had had that one million dollar nest egg invested in something like the S&P 500 he would not actually outlive his money during any 20 30 40 or 50 year retirement as long as he would true no more than fifty four thousand dollars a year or forty five hundred a month so even things like the housing crisis in dot-com crash didn't cause him to run out of money so this does grant John a higher standard of living initially than the 4% rule would have because of course with a 1 million dollar nest egg the 4% rule would only allow him to draw $40,000 a year to live on though eventually like I said the inflation effect would catch up with him using the fixed dollar approach and that's where this strategy does tend to fall short it's not meant for longer retirements because while John may be able to handle living on $54,000 a year particularly if he's retiring debt free with a paid off home it becomes increasingly difficult to do that as the years go on due to the inflation effect historically speaking inflation has averaged somewhere between 2 and 3% per year in the United States if we assume that our personal average inflation rate in retirement is nearer the top of that scale well at 3 percent per year then John's $54,000 a year income will get him the equivalent of what $40,000 would buy him today in just 10 years time in 20 years his money would only be able to buy him about what twenty nine thousand nine hundred dollars would buy him today and his money would be worth the equivalent of twenty two thousand two hundred and fifty dollars sixteen thousand five hundred and fifty dollars and twelve thousand three dollars a year in 30 40 and 50 years respectively just because of the effect of inflation so just for a minute let's imagine that John had decided to follow the financially independent retire early movement but instead of using the 4% rule which helps to protect your buying power over longer term retirements like those in the fire community are aiming for John decides to use the fixed dollar withdrawal method assuming everything else stayed the same John would retire at the age of 30 with a $54,000 a year income and a 1 million dollar nest egg again at the age of 30 that would be perfectly fine for him however the average life expectancy for people living in the u.s.

Is about 79 years old as of 2019 and it's possible that that number will continue to grow as technology and medicine continues to advance so assuming he doesn't die young it isn't out of the question that he would have a near 50-year retirement and be living on the equivalent of about $1,000 a month when he's aging and his medical costs are at their highest as you can imagine that wouldn't be an ideal situation for John and that's why this strategy generally isn't the best idea for longer term retirements but for the right person in terms of the four factors of retirement the fixed dollar strategy is above average and income and risk but below average instability and buying power in comparison to the 4% rule the fixed percentage method works very similarly to the fixed dollar method except that you're withdrawing a certain percentage of your nest egg every year as opposed to a certain dollar value this strategy also doesn't adjust for inflation but it does at least adjust with the value of your portfolio and depending on what you're invested in and what initial percentages you choose this method may work out all right say John just wanted to withdraw a 4% of his investments each year in retirement since the value of his investments were $1,000,000 when he retired he would withdraw $40,000 in his first year that would leave him with nine hundred and sixty thousand dollars left over if his investments went up by 10 percent that year the value of his portfolio would be somewhere in the neighborhood of a million and fifty six thousand dollars at the start of his second year of retirement since he's withdrawing four percent of that he would live on forty two thousand two hundred and forty dollars in that second year assuming inflation was three percent during that first year of his retirement his buying power would have actually gone up if he had merely adjusted his withdrawals for inflation like he would have if he were using the actual 4% rule he would have withdrawn 40 1200 dollars in his second year or about a thousand and $40 less than he did using the fixed percentage withdrawal method in this scenario the downside that I'm sure a lot of you already see is that the reverse can also happen say that the following year john's investments fell by 20% bringing the value of his nest egg down to about eight hundred and eleven thousand dollars and forcing him to withdraw thirty two thousand four hundred and forty dollars in the third year of his retirement that would be significantly less than the forty two thousand four hundred dollars that John would have withdrew in that third year using the actual four percent rule so as you can see depending on the situation stability is something that this strategy could have a very low score in given that the value of a nest egg especially if it's invested in something like stocks can grow or shrink by 20 30 or even 40 percent from one year to the next the bright side of course is that you have a very low risk of running out of money theoretically it's actually zero if you're able to follow this strategy to a tee and I specifically say theoretically because like many things it's only gonna be true up to a certain point if we take it to a logical extreme we can break this down say if John had $10,000 in his nest egg and he wanted to live on fifty percent of that nest egg for the next five years in theory he'd be fine and he'd never run out of money because he'd always be withdrawing fifty percent of whatever that nest egg is but how many of us are gonna be able to live on five thousand dollars a year that would be what he'd be withdrawing that first year and of course it would be even less the second year if his investments stayed flat his second years withdrawals would be half of five thousand dollars or twenty five hundred dollars and I don't know many people that are living on two hundred dollars a month but the point is if you're willing to take the hit to the stability of your income in retirement you can usually safely squeeze out a little more than four percent of your nest egg each year in a typical retirement using this strategy you just have to be prepared to see the average raw dollar income that you receive shrink as you go further into your retirement to illustrate this let's say that John withdrew 10% of his nest egg each year assuming he had that one million-dollar nest egg he would start out with a six-figure income however if he ended up living longer than he planned on he could eventually find himself living on what would only be generously described as a shoestring budget for example in the simulations I ran covering the various retirement lengths starting from 1950 onward assuming John had invested in the S&P 500 he would have had a median monthly income of about $6,500 a month in 20 and 30 year retirements which when adjusting for inflation would be about $3,600 a month in 20 years scenarios and twenty seven hundred dollars a month in thirty-year scenarios but that number did shrink a lot as the retirements got longer for example in 50 year retirements his average median monthly income was about forty four hundred dollars which again doesn't sound bad but when we look at the final few years worth of his monthly withdrawals we find that it's actually about $2,300 a month on average which is considerably less than the six-figure income he started with and of course that $2,300 a month was what he was actually withdrawing almost 50 years from now once we adjust for inflation over that time it may not even buy John what $1,000 a month would buy him today so similar to the fixed dollar withdrawals your buying power could be taking a significant hit if the initial percentages you set in this strategy are too high in summation the fixed percentage method scores reasonably well though not elite when it comes to income particularly when used in early retirements it does great in terms of risk again assuming you're not too aggressive with your initial percentages but is questionable with stability and below average in terms of buying power so in the end who should use these strategies now I'll admit I am personally biased here I believe there's very few people who should realistically be using these strategies as their primary method it's mainly limited to those with very short expected retirements so that their buying power doesn't become too damaged over time and even then ideally only by those who are also approaching that same retirement with little to no debt because especially with the fixed percentage method you'll often need to be pretty flexible with your spending from your year but for those who aren't retiring early and will have no more than nine or ten years that they expect to be retired they have little debt to speak of and want something very simple to follow when figuring out how much of their money they should withdraw each year one of these strategies could work out well it gives you some advantages in terms of income without significant increases in risk but what are your thoughts do you agree with my assessment of the strategy or do you think that I'm missing something do you think another strategy would work better for people in that situation let me know in the comments section below but that'll do it for me today once again if you haven't already be sure to LIKE the video as it really helps the channel a lot and if you want to learn more about various retirement planning strategies be sure to check the links on the screen for my videos on how to safely spend money in retirement as well as protect your nest egg and as always thanks for watching

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