Planning Ahead



View from our deck.

I have found that some people tend to live in the moment and my hat is off to them as they do not generally live in a state of anxiety, anticipation or worry. However, while I like to enjoy the moment I also try to plan ahead. I have found that by planning ahead it saves me from anxiety, surprises or panic. Not all the time, but better than being overtaken by sudden occurrences that could have been anticipated and planned for.

Look Down The Road Of Life And Plan

When Carol and I discussed early retirement we didn’t just wait for the happy time to arrive but we planned years ahead. Some intervening occurrence could have happened to side track or delay our plans but fortunately they didn’t so we had a plan and were able to stick to it. We ended up taking retirement a little later than anticipated but within our plan parameters and everything went pretty much like we had hoped for.

Have Sufficient Funds To Carry Out Your Plan:

Our largest issue was finances. When we retired we had sufficient funds to see us through until we could file for social security which we had been paying into for over forty years. Things were pretty tight initially but as time went on our financial security stabilized. It is not surprising that now when politicians want to give social security or medicare to those who have not paid into it I get angry.

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