Retirement just ain’t what it used to be. Back when a pension was guaranteed, and 65 was “old age”-retirement was a different affair. Now that people, and particularly women, are living into their eighties, nineties and beyond, retirement is about planning for the rest of your life.
|How did your parents, grandparents, and other older relatives experience their work life and their retirement? Did they enjoy their jobs? Did they continue to work during retirement, or did they make dramatic lifestyle changes? Have they planned well for retirement? What choices did they make? What lessons can you learn from them?|
|Things to Talk About|
|Retirement is long hoped-for, eagerly awaited, and often quite different than expected when it finally arrives. Here are some questions to help you explore what retirement means for you, and to plan for your eventual transition into the next phase of life.Pick the question your Club finds most interesting. If there’s still time, pick another one — or make up your own!
|Catch Yourself Doing Something Right|
|Share your success with your fellow Club members:
|What Will You Do Today?|
|Choose one Small Step to do before next meeting, and pledge to the group to do it. To select that 15-minute exercise, ask yourself these questions:
Don’t drive yourself crazy. Remember, you can do anything for 15 minutes! For example:
You get the picture. This is like Goldilocks. Don’t try to do too much. Don’t try to do too little. Do it just right.
|Money Attraction Affirmations|
|Choose one affirmation to motivate you to achieve your goals, something like:
|The Money Zone for Next Meeting|
|Cast your vote: Does your Money Club want to stay in this Money Zone, or do you want to move on to the next Money Zone?If your group decides to Stay in the Zone then, future Money Star, check out these fun articles so you can discuss them at your next meeting. Even if your group decides to move to the next Zone, you still can explore these on your own.Amazing Truths About Retirement
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|Just For You|
|Before the next Money Club meeting, do the Just for You Exercise called Easy Retirement Planning.Don’t skip a meeting if you don’t get this done. Half of life is showing up, Money Clubs included. You can tell the group you didn’t get it done, and they will encourage you (not bug you) to make a date to do it soon.Discussion questions for your club meeting: