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Tuesday, March 25, 2014

How to Retire: Happy, Wild, and Free

The following material was gathered from the book How to Retire, Happy, Wild, and Free: Retirement wisdom that you won't get from your financial advisor  by Ernie J. Zelinski
       Strong Signs That you are not ready for retirement

  •  You have been unhappy all your working life and have been waiting for retirement to make you happy.
  • You have no nest egg because you have been expecting a big lottery win to fund your retirement dreams.
  • Planning a vacation is more fun than taking it.
  • Vacations have always taken a back seat to work commitments.
  • You have not hobbies or other outside interests outside of work.
  • Your best friends are people you work with and that you don't like all that much
  • All the social functions are work related.
  • The thought of spending a lot more time at home with your spouse makes you extremely  anxious and dejected.
  • Your spouse has always wanted you to get a life outside of work, but you haven't gotten around to it.
  • You don't know the meaning of  sabbatical, let alone having ever acually ever taken one.
  • On weekends your spouse constantly complains about you getting into his or her hair
  • You persistently look at work, even when you are not on the job.
  • You are proud to be a workaholic even though you know that workaholics  aren't that productive.
        Exploring these ideas can be quite helpful

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