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retirement plan

Preparing for retirement feels a lot like preparing for a trip—you never really know how it will turn out. But one thing’s for sure, the better you plan it, the smoother it will be, and the more fun you’ll have.

Here are four activities for your retirement plan that most retirees dream of.

Traveling A Lot More

Maybe you had a really tight itinerary on your last trip to Europe because you had to get back to work. But when you retire, you have more time to do the things you love—in this case, traveling.

Once you’ve made a list of all your favorite places, there’s a host of ways to pay for your trip. For instance, you can arrange for the money by selling your life insurance policy in exchange for a good life settlement.

Giving Your Loved Ones More Time

Retiring means you’re no longer time-bound. This gives you the freedom to visit your loved ones whenever you want, and for as long as you want.

Whether they live next door or a hundred miles away, retired life gives you the freedom to visit them—or invite them over. This way, you can catch up on all the moments you missed, and all the times you couldn’t be there.

So sit down and ask them how they’ve been, without worrying about the emails you need to answer, or the meetings you need to attend.

Taking Up A Hobby

Did you love writing poetry when you were younger, but never got the time or the mental space for it because of your job? Have you always been an awesome painter but haven’t painted in a long time because your job would take every drop of your energy?

Retirement is the time to pick up that pen, that brush, your violin, or even take up the grand piano again.

Don’t be afraid to join a class to learn something you didn’t get a chance to.

Keeping The Work Coming

30% of retired people want to continue to work even after retirement.

Even though this might be hard to believe, but when you think about it, it’s not all that surprising. Even though retirement gives you all the extra time in the world to do everything you’ve always wished for, it also gives you more time to sit around and wonder what to do next.

This is when you start wishing that there was something productive you could do. Continuing to work on side projects is advisable at this point.

This has two advantages; it keeps the finances coming in, while also keeping your mind busy and productive.

If you feel like any of the above-mentioned activities may be for you, but you need financial security, obtain a great life settlement for your life insurance policy! Reach out to us at (800) 591-2551.