8) They’ve Got Hobbies
You maybe wondering what this has to do with a well-planned retirement. While the financial side has a lot to do with a comfortable retirement, it’s important not to discount the mental and emotional side. Life changes drastically when you stop working. You leave behind the social support of colleagues, after work get togethers, and the daily routine. If your spouse was 110% dedicated to work, spent more time in the office than out, or socialized mainly with coworkers, retirement may be a difficult transition. It’s important that both of you have hobbies or interests outside of work to keep your mind and body motivated, active, and involved in the community. The last thing you want is one of you moping around the house, bored and lonely. Make sure you’ve both got your social bases covered before you retire.
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