Are you already on your 30s? Have you ever thought about early retirement planning? Or, is the idea of life after retirement ever occurs to you? Well, many people find early retirement planning as not a very much important factor to consider in life. They tend to overlook everything that is related to it thinking that they are still young and retirement is still a long way to go. But the truth of the matter is, early retirement planning plays a very critical role in someone’s life. It’s not a good idea to work until you age and die, after all. Aside from that, planning for your early retirement allows you to enjoy everything that life has to offer even after you leave from the work force. It prepares you for everything that will happen in your life after retirement.
However, early retirement planning is not an easy process. As the word “planning” implies, there are a lot of things to be considered, including your savings, your assets, your family, and everything that can be affected. It is basically here where the importance of planning properly comes in.
So, how to plan properly for early retirement?
As far as I know, the most important move to take when thinking about early retirement is to consider first whether you are already financially stable or not. Yes, money greatly counts and this is due to the fact that when you retire, you are leaving one of your best sources for living – your work. So in early retirement planning, it is necessary to think how much you need to save for your life after retirement, how to invest, how much money the retirement plan you want will require, and what changes in terms of financial matters you need to make in your preparation. This is simply about financial planning.
But there is more to early retirement planning than focusing on the financial aspects. Money is not the whole story, after all. In fact, there are some retirees out there who have retired with enough money on their pockets, but they don’t have a better health. They find themselves immobile and incapable of doing something great for their families at all. It is so sad, but true and I find it a result of not having proper early retirement planning.
So when considering retirement, it is important also to look at how you want to live after retirement. Look at your future condition. What are you goals? Do you find yourself enjoying a second career after your early retirement? In what way you’d like to spend your time after retirement? Consider all of these things and make sure that you’ve maintained a healthy lifestyle even after you retire. There are a lot of options for you to do, after all. So make use of your choices and enjoy what life has to offer. Consider this as part of your early retirement planning and you’ll surely obtain a good life after you leave the work force.