Retirement is Shorter Than You Think

In this episode of Think Smart with TMFG, your hosts, Senior Financial Advisors Rob McClelland and Mike Connon from Assante Capital Management Ltd., dive into the issue of how long retirement could last depending on the age you retire, referencing a study by Visual Capitalist. They discuss the variances in life expectancy between men and women and how retirement age impacts these figures.

They emphasize that it’s not enough to plan for retirement financially. Staying physically and mentally active, maintaining good health and diet, having a vibrant social life, and managing stress are all important factors in ensuring that retirement years are indeed golden.

Our hosts also discuss different activities that retirees could consider to make their retirement life fulfilled and enjoyable. Embracing hobbies and interests you didn’t have time for while working, exploring new places, volunteering, and even planning the financial aspects of your life are a few of the things they suggest.

The uncertainty of retirement length requires proper planning and optimizing life in a way that ensures enjoyable, healthy, and longer retirement years. Listen to this episode of Think Smart with TMFG to get insights on how to live a fulfilling life post-retirement.

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