It’s not a fun topic but knowing that retirement will be here sooner rather than later, now seemed like a good time to get busy doing some retirement planning. How could I not want to deal with this topic? Seriously. Every time I log on to my 401K dashboard I kept getting a red signal indicating I needed to have saved more making me feel incredibly guilty and stressed that I’ve still got a lot to do to prepare for that very important time in life – retirement. Depressing, isn’t it? So I decided to make an appointment with a financial planner to get some help.
The initial meeting wasn’t so bad or at least it wasn’t as painful as I expected. And the person that I’m working with didn’t seem to wince or make faces as I responded to her questions. That’s promising, right? So now comes some homework, or the hard work – spreadsheets and budget planning. Yuk. I’d rather be thinking about my next trip!