2103 Retirement Resolution: Plan Your Next Chapter

When thinking about retirement, it’s easy to see it as the end of something: your working career. But it’s also the beginning. Chances are that you have a lot of good years left in you and retirement is also an opportunity to pursue a different path, so make this last 2013 retirement resolution: plan your next chapter.

Start now. Make this 2013 retirement resolution: plan your next chapter.

2013 retirement resolution: plan your next chapter

Whether you’ve saved a lot of money or just a little, your golden years are a perfect opportunity to take your life in a completely new direction and try things you’ve always wanted to, but never had the time. If you give it some thought, you can probably make money from your new adventures, too. And that’s never a bad thing.

Once your retirement finances are in place, you’ll also need a plan for how to spend your time in retirement. “Slowly start thinking about what you want your next chapter to be about,” says Marci Alboher, vice president of Encore.org.

Make a plan — or several. Be practical, but don’t limit yourself, either.

…do some experiments to test out your ideas. Volunteer for an organization in your neighborhood. Make some coffee dates with people who have used their retirement in meaningful ways.

Of course, you’ll probably never become a professional football player starting so late in life, if that was your dream, but there are lots of options that will allow you to be actively involved with the things you love, so add this last 2013 retirement resolution: plan your next chapter.

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