What is one of the biggest mistakes retirees routinely make?
Robert was recently featured in MarketWatch, where he discussed how to overcome the hurdles of Average Retirement and embrace a full life filled with more meaning, fulfillment and adventure. See an excerpt from the article below, then read the full article on MarketWatch.
With longer life expectancies, retirement can last as long as 40 years. That was unheard of decades ago. While the extra time may be a gift, popular culture still views older adults negatively and that permeates people’s thoughts and actions, he said.
“We have to rail against ageism. Media and culture suggest we become irrelevant as we age and that really pisses me off. That’s a false belief. It’s a myth,” Pagliarini said. “It doesn’t matter what your age is – it matters what you’re mind-set is.”
For some clients, he suggests taking a part-time retirement to try it on for size — a strategy he also plans to pursue in the coming years.
“Do some more traveling, do some more adventures. See what you like. Then retire full-time,” Pagliarini said.
“When you retire, it’s all about now. We need to front-load retirement. Do as much as you can in the first years. We have to start playing the short game. Travel. Start that nonprofit. Volunteer somewhere,” Pagliarini said.
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Robert Pagliarini, PhD, CFP®, EA has helped clients across the United States manage, grow, and preserve their wealth for the past 25 years. His goal is to provide comprehensive financial, investment, and tax advice in a way that was honest and ethical. In addition, he is a CFP® Board Ambassador, one of only 50 in the country, and a real fiduciary. In his spare time, he writes personal finance books, finance articles for Forbes and develops email and video financial courses to help educate others. With decades of experience as a financial advisor, the media often calls on him for his expertise. Contact Robert today to learn more about his financial planning services.