Four Pillars of a Successful Retirement

Are you prepared for one of the biggest, if not THE biggest, transitions in your life?

Retirement is usually seen as life’s reward for working hard, supporting a family, and saving your hard-earned dollars. You celebrate with a big party and then move into this exciting, new life stage. Is that how you envision it?

In the past, retirement often meant switching from a paycheck to a pension check, contacting Social Security to get benefits in motion, and maybe supplementing that income with the proceeds from downsizing a home or renting a property.

But times have changed. Retirement can now mean piecing together a big puzzle, composed of a variety of different resources, to ensure you have enough to live on — and maybe have something left to pass on to heirs if that’s one of your goals.