For me, I picture my extended family gathering to celebrate my grandfather’s retirement when I was a teenager. He would go on to live for almost another 30 years after that. I will always remember him biding his time sitting in a recliner watching television, and once or twice a year traveling to his home state of Alabama (from Indiana) to visit.
Not exactly how I intend to spend my final years.
In his upcoming book Retire Inspired: It’s Not an Age, It’s a Financial Number (available for pre-order until January 11, 2016), author, speaker and financial coach Chris Hogan says the average American’s retirement dreams don’t line up with their financial reality. In fact, many retirees he says will be packing their lunch for an 8-hour shift out of necessity. They simply aren’t ready.
Chris’ message is a simple one: Whether you’re twenty-five and starting your first job or fifty-five and watching the career clock start to wind down, today is the day to get serious about your retirement.
To join my conversation with Chris, simply hit the play button below. I know you’re going to get a lot out of it.
In today’s episode, Chris and I discuss:
- Some of the retirement obstacles Chris sees as the most common
- Why, just as in sports, we must first understand the fundamentals
- His advice for helping build the habit of budgeting
- And much more!
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Chris Hogan in Action
Books Chris Recommends
The Go-Getter: The Story That Tells You How to Be One by Peter B. Kyne
Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill
Chris Hogan Resources
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