As the author proclaims: “WE’VE BEEN BRAINWASHED by advertisers and financial firms into believing that retirees are a homogeneous group who all want the same things. They aren’t. Instead, they have differing needs, values and wants, and this divergence is getting greater because of things like increasing longevity, dwindling job security and the elimination of pensions.”

People entering retirement have so many options and opportunities available to them- and what one person wants from this time of their life can be very different from what another person wants. What each person wants in retirement is unique to each of us.

Two keys: make sure you have created your vision for retirement. What does it look like? What does it include? What needs to be left behind (excluded)?

Make sure you talk with your spouse or significant other’s vision of retirement is. Where do these visions match? Where do they differ?

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