Retirement Planning – Essential For a Successful Retirement.

Welcome to Successful-Retirement and thank you for visiting.

What is retirement planning?

Planning for a successful retirement is NOT just about financial issues. But should include a lot of important retirement questions like:

It's a comprehensive plan for your life in retirement.

Although some of these questions are quite easy to answer, most have some devil in the detail. Added to that there is the unknown and uncertain future.

Why do retirement planning?

In most cases, retirement will be a very demanding and tough time for retirees as the world enters an unprecedented period in our world history.

In America alone, every minute from 1 January 2011 until 31 December 2024, 7 people will turn 50 ... a total of nearly 80 million people.

Most of us face a very uncertain financial future and a retirement lifestyle we never considered. Having the odd anxious and sleepless hour fretting about our fast approaching retirement!

If you are feeling tense and uneasy about the future. If you are truly serious about being in control of your own retirement destiny ... then the one solution is to start your retirement planning process today.

Without making adequate provision your retirement lifestyle may have to depend on the generosity of others ... either your children, your relatives or friends, or government handouts.

Or you may be destined to live a degraded, horror story lifestyle in your later years.

Plans are nothing; planning is everything. Dwight D. Eisenhower.

Wow! All this sounds quite scary! With all the turmoil and uncertainty around, there is reason enough to forget about all this stuff ... live for today ... and just let the future take care of itself!

But, back to reality.

Retirement planning is not a "one off" exercise.

The success of your retirement will depend on you making this a living, ongoing process. One which is flexible and takes into account changes in your personal life or circumstances.

Planning for your retirement will make you one of a very small minority of retirees who actually take control of their destiny. 

Wouldn't you like to be one of them?

In a study of Harvard Business School MBA graduates from 1979, researchers found that ten years after graduation, the three percent who had written goals were making 10 times as much money as the other 97 percent combined. Other studies over the years have produced similar findings.
People who write down their goals are more successful.

So as you start thinking about your retirement planning I hope that you'll find some useful ideas, inspiration, challenges and advice in this site to help you make your dreams a reality.

I will regularly be adding new pages of retirement ideas and suggestions. I hope you will stop back often and please send me your comments and suggestions.

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