Creating a happy retirement

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Creating a happy retirement: Your health
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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.


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