Whether you’re already retired and trying to get adjusted, or you thinking of retiring this year, here are some tips to make the most of your retirement in 2017. If you’re retiring in 2017 or you’re looking to change it up this year, this article is for you!
What do you want from your retirement? This is sometimes a very difficult question.
Think about where you want to live. What kind of hobbies do you want to get into? How will you spend your time?
As you answer these questions and start to write down your goals with retirement, you’ll be able to plan accordingly. Having goals gives you a purpose during retirement.
Look at Your Finances
If you’re retiring in 2017, you’ll get more money than if you retired last year thanks to inflation, but Medicare premiums are on the rise, so that extra money won’t really be that helpful. Paying attention to little details like this is important.
You need to have your finances planned out. If you’re retiring in 2017 make sure to plan for the year and to plan ahead. If you’re looking to move, set aside the money you’ll need for purchasing a home and the moving costs. Then look at what your monthly costs will be.
Make sure that you’re money is safely put away, and if it’s invested, make sure it’s not all in one place. Don’t be afraid to have fun with your money, but make sure that you’re planning ahead and not putting yourself in a hole for later.
Relax and Enjoy
Don’t forget that retirement can be fun! It can be the time you learn a new hobby or master a new skill. You can finally take that trip to Europe. Want to spend time with the grandkids? Easy!
Make sure to enjoy retirement! Find things to do so you don’t get bored. Find a purpose.
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For more information on preparing for retirement in 2017, check out these articles:
Go Banking Rates: “The Best Time to Retire in 2017“
CBN News: “Retiring in 2017?“
Twin Cities Pioneer Press: “Retirement Countdown: 3 Things to Do if You’re Retiring in 2017“
Bankrate: “Top 10 Retirement Tips for 2017“