Retirement today is far different – and potentially more rewarding – than it was a generation ago. When you retire, what areas of life will be most important to you?
A recent report from Edward Jones and Age Wave, titled Four Pillars of the New Retirement, identified these four key “pillars” of a rewarding retirement:
- Having good physical/mental health – You can always take steps to maintain your health, such as getting a regular exercise and eating properly.
- Having close connections to family and friends – It’s important to keep up your relationships with family and friends, before and after you’re retired.
- Having a sense of purpose in life – Those with a higher sense of purpose have a happier life, according to the Four Pillars report. By volunteering, you’ll not only help others but also yourself.
- Being financially secure – If you haven’t yet retired, you can bolster your finances by contributing as much as possible to your investment accounts.
Try to take a holistic approach to retirement. When you do, your days as a retiree can be greatly fulfilling.
This content was provided by Edward Jones for use by Daniel Pellerin, your Edward Jones financial advisor at 189 East Main Street Suite G, in Newport, (802) 334-6261.