Thursday, February 21, 2008
Is it not reasonable to want to retire at 60??
Not according to my financial planner, if I keep saving the way I am. Ok, maybe this is the kick in the butt I needed to get me more serious about saving for the future. I am really good about not spending money, but what am I doing with the money I am not spending? Certainly not maxing out my retirement options the way I should/could be. I would like to retire by the time I am 60, but according to the plan I saw yesterday, with relatively the same lifestyle I am currently leading, I would be lucky to retire at age 66!! Harald sent me home with some really great print outs of where I am and how it could change if I made one or many of several changes to my current savings plan and I liked what I saw. Now is the time for me to kick that plan into action and get serious about putting the money away for the future. I spent about an hour at his office last night, then about another 2 hours looking at the pretty color printed pages he sent me home with. OK, time to get really serious about retirement savings. Wish me luck!