How prepared for retirement are you?
Many of us will now spend more time retired than we do working. That’s a big change.
We need to plan retirement like it’s a second career to make sure it’s both comfortable and fulfilling. Research shows that many people spend more time and effort in planning an annual holiday than they do on their retirement planning.
Retirement is about so much more than money. It’s about how your priorities change, how you spend your time and money to lead a full and happy life.
And so, retirement planning and coaching addresses the issues that are supplementary to wealth management and helps you to plan for an active and successful life after work.
What is early retirement and is it possible in Ireland?
Most experts agree, a successful retirement needs:
Nearly every client we speak to wants a plan for income, but most haven’t considered the other factors.
Retirement coaching helps prepare you for the more personal aspects of retirement planning. Using our experience, social science and research, we’ll help you understand the mental, social and physical adjustments you may need to make in order to enjoy retirement to its fullest.
It’s easy to underestimate this. However, we’ve seen that many people struggle with retirement life simply because they don’t plan for not working – this is especially the case when people plan to go abroad and retire. Often the only experience of life overseas is during holidays and vacations, and approaching your retirement as a 40-year holiday will actually make it less enjoyable and fulfilling.
Yes, there will be a honeymoon period, but after a few months without any retirement coaching you can lose purpose and become bored, and this decline can become cyclical.
Help with retirement planning
It’s true that often people don’t realise how much they liked working until they don’t need to anymore.
One thing we often find is that, when work is removed and not replaced with new behaviours and practices we reduce ourselves to defaults and biases – and this means you simply do more of what you know. However, because you have more time to fill, the same routines and activities are repeated too often and lose value. Furthermore, you don’t pursue all the new things you wanted to achieve with more time, simply because you haven’t planned how to.
But by simply reading this page, you have a chance to rectify the mistakes that many people make in retirement, and should you choose to work with Imperius Wealth further, you will be able to really prepare for life after the day job.
We can really drill down into the structure, purpose, routine and social interactions you used to get from your job and if we need to factor in suitable replacements.
Plan your early retirement by following this step-by-step guide: ‘The Essential Guide to Early Retirement’
Thinking of early retirement?
Then make sure to download Imperius Wealth’s eBook “The Essential Guide to Early Retirement. This guide will point you in the right direction, and help you set your course for a comfortable retirement. You will find the step by step guide on how to begin your retirement journey and what your options are.