Plan For Your Retirement

Do you think it's worth spending one day to make the most of the next 10,000!
It's a sad fact that most people spend more time planning their annual holiday than they do planning their retirement.

These days when we retire we hopefully have 25 to 30 years of good active life ahead of us, even more if we retire early. It's one of the largest changes to our lives. The significant thing is that for the first time in our lives there is no structure and nobody telling us what to do. Filling 40-50 hours each week on top of previous leisure time, for the next 25 years, is a major challenge! It's also a great opportunity, for the first time in our lives we decide what we do when. In effect we write our own 'job description'.

Laterlife Learning, who run Pre-retirement courses all round the UK, say that the value of such courses is that they encourage participants to think seriously about all aspects of their forthcoming retirement in a structured way. As a result of attending a course participants will often see retirement in a way they won't have done before and as a result clearly identify, issues, opportunities, pitfalls, and have lots of ideas and new areas to consider.

"Often people don't realise just how valuable a pre-retirement course can be, unless they know someone who has done one", says Tony Clack, founder of Laterlife. "It really can transform your ability to make the most of retirement and we regularly have comments such as "The Most useful course I have attended in 32 years", "Made me ask questions I didn't expect to ask", "Tremendous value to me".

So if you are given the opportunity to go on one, do take advantage. Just one caveat, do make sure it's a lifestyle based course not a purely financial one".
Retirement these days is a time of opportunity and choice for everyone, so it's definitely worth considering spending one day to make the most of the next 10,000!

Laterlife also operate the
web site and the annual Laterlife Challenge

The site has been described as having a feel of endless opportunity and has over 2000 pages of useful reference information on a wide range of subjects.

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