FOR THE BETTER part of 40 years, I spent a great deal of time helping thousands of workers prepare for retirement. We ran seminars for workers and spouses on topics like retirement income, insurance, lifestyle, relocation and more. I think it’s fair to say that, if someone took advantage of the programs offered, they would have been well prepared financially and emotionally for retirement.
Sadly, relatively few workers utilized all that was available to them—this despite the support and urging of the unions that represented them.
I retired in 2010, suffering in part from banging-your-head-against-the-wall syndrome. Since then, I’ve learned a great deal more about retirement, both from my own experience and from others. Here are my top 10 lessons:
Source: Still Learning – HumbleDollar