I am a firm believer that all of life’s important things were learned when we were in kindergarten.
Think about that for a minute: Isn’t it true? Not only did we begin to learn the basics of education, but we also began to learn how to rationalize. We learned how to share. We learned how to communicate properly. We began to learn a bit about ‘common sense’. This all began in kindergarten.
We also often tell each other: “If you want an honest answer to a question, go ask a child.” Agreed? I can think of many times this has been proven to be true with my own kids. Some are a bit embarrassing, but all were true.
So, I did. I asked a six year old what he thought retirement is.
His answer: “That is when you don’t work anymore, just like grandma and grandpa.”
“You are correct”, I said, “But what happens if you run out of money?”
He thought for a second and answered: “Then you are not retired anymore.”
Good answer. Very good answer.
I then asked him, “Do you think it is important to always have money when you retire?”
His answer: “DUH!”, as he rolled his eyes at me.
It must be nice to not have to hassle with the emotional side of decision-making and simply look at something for what it is – even at age six.
Wouldn’t it be nice if adults could do this, too? Then again, why don’t we, even when the answer is so simple?
If you want to STAY retired, you have to have a retirement plan that keeps paying you a paycheck for the rest of your life. If you do not have this, then you are -according to a kindergarten child – planning to go back to work someday and just might end up with your own “DUH!” moment.
Let us show you how to STAY retired today and keep you away from “DUH!”.
Matt Nelson, president
Income For Life LLC
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