Friday, February 28, 2014
A Retirement Readiness Questionaire
A Retirement Readiness Questionnaire
Take some time to think about the following questions and what your answers tell you about your thoughts on retirement. The less the number of thoughts, the less you may be prepared.
1. Why are you thinking about retirement now ? (You get one point if you think that some one who knows you well considers your answer good and clear.
2. Do you want to retire? (One point if yes)
3. Have you attended a retirement preparation program or seminar focused on financial planning? (One point if yes}
4. Have you attended a retirement preparation program or seminar focused on social planning? (E.G community activities and interpersonal endeavors (One point if yes)
5. How would your finances be if you retired now? (One point if good or better)
6. Have your developed any outside interests , hobbies, volunteer activities or areas of new learning? (One point if yea)
7. Have you planned new activities where you would interact with people on a regular basis? (One point if yes)
8. What do your family and friends say about your retiring? (One point if they think you are doing the right thing)
9. Have you considered whether you want a complete or partial retirement ? In other words, have you considered part-time or temporary work, or even a less than fulli-time business venture? Emphases here are on consideration. (One point if yes even if you choose not to go this route,}
10. During retirement, will the process of making at least a moderate contribution helping out in volunteer or other activities be sufficient for you, or do you feel you need to make and immediate major difference in what you do? (One point if yes to the first part of the question or to the second part if you feel you have lined up an activity where you can make an immediate major contribution.
11. What is important and fulfilling to you? How do your retirement plans relate to your thinking here? ( One point if someone who is reliable and knows you feels you give a straight answer and considers your answer good and clear)
12. What is it that gives you a sense of meaning and purpose in life? How do your retirement plans relate to your thinking here? (One point if someone who is reliable and knows you, feels you give a straight answer and considers your answer Good and Clear)
Scoring--What is your Retirement Readiness Quotient?
Ø 12 points: You’re in position for great retirement
Ø 10-11 points: You’re retirement will likely be highly satisfying.
Ø 8-9 points: You’re retirement could have some problems that are likely fixable.
Ø 6-7 points: You could be challenged by ambivalent feelings about retirement, requiring solid effort to bring your situation up a notch.
Ø 3-5 points: You are potentially in a trouble zone with your retirement now working well short of the major effort to get it back on track.
Ø 0-2 points: You are in jeopardy of having an unfulfilling retirement, requiring an all out effort to have things work out to your liking