That’s when I turned the question around on myself. What did retirement even mean to ME, someone who had spent over half a decade running retirement scenarios and talking to clients in their 40’s and 50’s about “retiring early”?
Last week’s Bondfire Radio show was on why retirement is a thing of the past, where we dig in on where America’s obsesssion with retirement began, how retirement planning and savings has become an industry, and how the Gen X/Gen Y/Millennials are choosing a different path than our parents. We also talk about how to transition from thinking about retirement to thinking instead about financial independence and what that could look like.
The days of working for a company for 40 years and getting your gold watch and pension are dying quickly. Job security is an oxymoron.
Today, it’s about doing what you value and what adds value for other people. Today, it’s about distilling what you really care about down to it’s purest form and building you life around that. When you choose this life, the need for distractions and constant consuming seem to matter less and less and planning for this future becomes all the more clear.
When you choose this life, there’s nothing to retire from.