Retirement is not the same for all, everyone has a subjective definition for retirement. Where some want to live in retirement as an extended vacation and others want it to be a more active and busier life like the usual pre-retirement phase. It’s more question about.
How are you planning to live in those years?
It is important to consider financial to nonfinancial, personal to non-personal and planned to unplanned retirement issues. Most of us delay our retirement plans and think about why to rush into planning. In practical terms, we need to make plans, and even implement some of them, before we leave work. Following issues will rise and slow down from time to time:
Financial issues and retirement
Keep this is in mind if your retirement is an extended vacation. This vacation has a financial constraint. We often refer the initial phase to as catching up time on reading or hobbies and spending more time with family and friends. However, once you go through it financial worries start popping your head and you may feel down or depressed. Consult with the financial advisor is topmost advice for all the retirees even though you have a good capital or have financial issues of retirement. Some issues to consider include:
- Review your retirement investment, savings, and assets.
- If you don’t have satisfactory savings than prefer going or a part-time job.
- Seek help from the financial advisor to know you are eligible for pensions or part-pensions and when it’s the right time to make a withdrawal from your retirement pension plan(s).
- Consider emergency funds for retirement.
- Setting up your retirement lifestyle in accordance with the needs and wants of you and your spouse.
- Choose vocational activities, to protect yourself from opprobrium and ignominy.
- Maintain a daily routine and activities to add purpose to life.
- Reward yourself with spending time on hobbies and interests.
- Grandparents may find they are expected to babysit all the time.
- In case one partner has retired, and the other is still working, don’t let you both have clashed on a monthly budget and extra expenses.
- Plan meaningful activities that extremely beneficial from the financial point of view too.
Even after active planning for retirement people forget to stick on their plans or routines. Suggestions include:
- If you love working, don’t quit the job. Rather consider shifting to part-time from full-time.
- Volunteer work is a satisfying way to add structure and meaning to your retirement.
- Put time and energy into your passion or hobbies that you missed while working full-time.
- Plan community activity on weekends or alternative days.
- Think about learning new skills, as there is no set age limit for learning.
- As we talked about learning and no age limit, How about extended short courses through to university degrees?
- Joining a gym, or sports club for regular physical activity.
- Reduce the risk of health problems by exercising regularly.
- Make sure you accommodate your spouse and family wants, needs, and expectations.
- Plan some activities with family, or loved ones.
- Increase your social networks to shield yourself from depression and loneliness.
It’s harder to adjust to unplanned and forced retirement. The unplanned retirement creates superfluous disruption and confusion that need suggestions, include:
- Go for a part-time job or become an entrepreneur.
- Ask your employer if he has a part-time job for your post-retirement phase.
- Look for other opportunities, there may be another job too for retirees.
- Go for either a full-time or part-time job.
- Be innovative, update your skills or learn new skills.
- Make social contacts, join retiree groups or community.
- Try to do volunteer work.
- Adapt healthy and meaningful activities will help to make retirement a satisfying time of life.
- Seek professional help for financial, emotional and all prolonged issues raised due to unplanned retirement.