Last week Prince Philip announced he was stepping down from carrying out royal engagements as he approached his 96th birthday. That’s some retirement date.
If I’m as fit and alert as he is on my 96th birthday what a result that will be.
So is keeping on working the answer?
If you have to – no. But if, like me, you are doing it because you enjoy it, working with people you like, for the hours you choose, why not? Age 96 would be one hell of a challenge, but if it keeps me fit, healthy and alert why not?
On the other hand I am dealing with a lovely couple in their early 50’s who have had enough of the corporate rat race and intend to retire to Devon at age 55 when they will immerse themselves in the local community, follow their environmental passions, and enjoy their Aunt and Uncle duties.
Early or late retirement? It can be your choice if you have done the groundwork. The days of a secure final salary pension after a lifetime of work for one employer are rapidly coming to an end but on the other hand taking an interest in, paying attention to, and being confident in, your financial planning is now so much easier with the growth of the user friendly on-line platforms such as Hargreaves Lansdown.
If you are still finding it a bit too much and need some help in getting started just text “PENSIONS” to me on 07770 575122, or contact me and lets have a conversation.
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