Making Plans for Retirement 

Not all of us plan well for our retirements. Some of us save. But we don’t plan our LIVES in retirement. Identity- When we meet a kid we ask, so what grade are you in? We humans initially understand a new friend by what they do. When we retire our identify no longer comes easily from what we do. Psychologists have found that the more closely we identify with our work roles the harder the transition into retirement can be. Transition- Several years prior to your scheduled retirement give serious thought to your dreams of what your ideal life would ‘look’ like. Have you dreamt about helping kids, playing sports, enjoying your favorite hobby? Imagine what a typical day after retirement would include? The first few weeks or months may include sleeping or hanging out. But for many, work friends and being a a team working towards a united purpose was the fun part of their jobs. Your work friends are still working. We need to make some shape to some our days.Retirement work- Let’s say helping kids was a passion and that your dream job would be being with kids. Look for ways to fulfill your dreams as a volunteer. Can you imagine the joy of child care providers or schools in having someone available to assist them in a classroom with kids as a volunteer? Is it sports that you like? Are there leagues that you can be a part of now that you are available more often? Is community service of interest to you? Consider joining the many area service groups such as Kiwanis, Friends of the Library or the hospital auxiliary. Having a place to be, work to do – even though it is unpaid- and friends who share your passion will give structure to your retirement and interest and fullness to your life.We all know people who retired and then withered away because they were set adrift. Make a retirement plan that is more than just about income. Include your heart.Citation: difficulty in transition-Marion Syversen, [email protected] Check out our website that includes weekly streaming The information transmitted is intended only for the person or entity to which it is addressed and may contain confidential and/or privileged material. Any review, retransmission, dissemination or other use of, or taking of any action in reliance upon, this information by persons or entities other than the intended recipient is prohibited. If you received this in error, please contact the sender and delete the material from any computer. Email management, archiving & monitoring technology powered by Smarsh, Inc. Disclosure:Only securities and advisory services offered through Wall Street Financial Group, Inc. Registered Investment Advisor. Member FINRA/SIPC. Wall Street Financial Group, Inc. and Norumbega Financial are independently owned and operated.