“Bucket List Living: Not for Retirement Only”
A lot of people talk about their bucket list — the myriad of experiences we hope to be able to complete before we ultimately … well, you know. In my work as a financial advisor, clients often describe their bucket-list wishes in the context of their retirement plans. In fact, I believe that this is built into the architecture of the American view of what we can look forward to in retirement.
As a society, we have come to believe that you should work for 30 to 40 years or more to reach a point in time where you will be able “retire” and then have the opportunity to relax and pursue all of the things you have dreamed about wanting to do your entire life. Retirement is the ultimate destination on the horizon that we are working toward. At the end of the rainbow lies the pot of gold that contains our lifetime treasure of bucket-list experiences.