Apparently his expectation of retirement and his wife’s expectations were somewhat different. He thought he was going to spend more time on his boat . . . she thought he was going to spend more time with her! “Not only that,” he told me, “she has the radio on all day and it drives me potty.”
The husband in another couple who came to me for some pre-retirement planning said, “Of course we will only need one car when I retire.”
“You mean you will be quite happy to borrow your wife’s car when it’s convenient to her?” I replied.
In less than the blink of an eye his response was, “No we will have TWO cars.”
Will you be a one or two car family?
Let us know if this ‘rings a bell’ with you. Just where is the training and guidance for this crucial part of our lives? Many couples have not even had the briefest discussion about their aims, objectives, goals, changing responsibilities, etc. in retirement let alone the financial outcomes which will have a major influence on their lifestyle.
This is one of the gaps The Retirement Coach aims to fill. In the meantime let us know what issues you have dealt with if you are in retirement or what you think you should be considering as you get closer to the big day.
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