Together with Chartered Wealth Solutions, I created Retire Successfully, a leading retirement lifestyle website that assists people in creating their own holistic retirement plans. The website is dedicated to support people in their retirement years to live the best and most purposeful life possible. It inspires you to view retirement as a beginning, not an end, and is packed with practical articles and tips on making every day count. By following the link to Retire Successfully you will be able to subscribe to our monthly newsletter and receive our weekly retirement tips.
I started Retire Successfully because, as a financial planner, I was frustrated by the number of people approaching retirement planning with only finances in mind. In my experience, those who retire most successfully are those who have a clear vision of how they would like to live during their retirement. On the other hand, people who have no clear plan find the transition far more difficult.
Since World War II, the average life expectancy has increased dramatically. Unlike those before them, people retiring today can expect a retirement lasting 30 years or more, which is a long time. Failing to plan for an active retirement is equal to setting oneself up for a difficult retirement. This is where Retire Successfully hopes to help.
Through the years, I have learnt that life is too short to ‘wait until you retire’. My father put off living his life to the full, thinking that he would start doing all he wanted to do in life when he retired. Sadly, he died at the relatively young age of 59 in a senseless hijacking and so never got to enjoy the money he had so carefully put aside for his retirement. My mother’s life was also cut short by cancer at the age of 62 and she too was never able to enjoy her retirement.
Seeing my parents lose out on the opportunity to enjoy the things they had planned to do in retirement has made me passionate about helping people to achieve their goals and dreams instead of focusing solely on their finances until it’s too late.
This website is devoted to all of you who do indeed have the liberating opportunity to Retire Successfully!”