Creating a happy retirement
Creating a happy retirement: Your health
There's no way to predict the level of health you will experience through your post-career years. But including health in your retirement vision will help you maintain health-boosting habits and prepare financially for potential health concerns.
Curfman always includes health and fitness when creating a vision for clients' retirement years, "because you can't really reach your other goals without health," he says. He recommends starting by writing a list of health goals at various levels: one year, five years, 10 years. Those goals may include reaching a healthy weight, quitting smoking, drinking less or exercising more. "From there, you can create specific plans to set off in the direction you know you want to go," he says.
Achieving retirement success
Whether your retirement plans involve a part-time job or full-time leisure, be sure to think through the details to ensure your dreams come true.