Turn retirement challenges into opportunities and take control of your life


How can you switch retirement challenges into opportunities if all is preset anyway? Well, is it? 

Every day more baby boomers are retiring. Unfortunately, the dream of spending the rest of your life on a sailboat or golf course is not the true story for most people going for retirement.

Different surveys show that most people will have less money than expected when retiring. Many boomers pick up extra work because they need to, or in a more straightforward way to express it: they don’t have enough money to retire. 

Another side of the coin when it comes to turning retirement challenges into opportunities is the fact that many baby boomers just can’t adapt to the slower lifestyle as retired. It just doesn’t suit them. Many continue with their previous job, part-time and on a consultant basis. 

For too many, retirement is a shock when the date is there. A large number of people don’t have a clue of what the income as retired will look like. Further, Goldman Sachs came up with a study saying that most retirees (in the U.S.) live on less than 50% of pre-retirement income.

The ongoing inflation adds some more challenges to the equation. At least in the U.S., it’s the worst period of inflation in the last 40 years. The problems have a similar shape in the rest of the world.

Suppose you, as retired already, are fighting hard to get your economy to fit into your new way of living. In that case, inflation for sure will have a substantial impact on your plans.


The 3+1 Most Challenging Retirement Issues 

The biggest issues to turn Retirement Challenges into OpportunitiesAs you retire, there are many different issues and topics to take a deeper look at before even starting your retirement. Let’s face it: Too many take this part” too light,” and not until the first retirement amount is deposited will you wake up and face reality.

There are three issues that concern retries the most. These issues also represent the most significant amount of money.



You don’t worry much about healthcare during your labor life for two reasons.

  1. You are younger and normally less in need of healthcare than older people are. We, humans, are like cars. When brand new, periodical maintenance service is enough. Many minor and major failures usually appear when your vehicle passes a certain age. After all, your human body is a sort of “machine” and falls into the same pattern as your older car.
  2. Most employers have global healthcare insurances that cover most illnesses and diseases. When retiring, you have to cover the health insurance cost yourself.

In many countries, social security is good enough; at least, you don’t risk being without any health protection if needed. The cruel reality is that a private healthcare service in many countries is the preferred alternative. 

The cost of healthcare insurance can reach huge levels, but without healthcare, what’s the meaning of life?

For many, myself included, healthcare is priority number one and something you will not allow to be on the negotiation table.


Outlive retirement savings

When retiring, you are supposed to live on your savings for the rest of your life. Usually, those savings consist of different parts, depending on how your employment contracts were configured during your active life in the labor market.

Many have a rough calculation of what amounts of money will be available when the time to retire. However, those savings or pension funds can never protect you from unusual events like Covid-19, when the global society literally had to close down for a while.

The high inflation we are facing right now, partly due to the pandemic, is another example of how your saved money can lose purchase value. In last week’s article, you got some good tips on how to deal with your life in tough times

To a certain extent, there is a space to reduce costs in your monthly budget, even if a limited one. But, the meaning of a pleasant life as retired should go that way.


Independence and lifestyle 

We all have pleasant dreams about how life will be when we retire. There will be much more time for family and friends. Together we will travel the world and explore all things we have on the “to-do” list but never had time to do during all our years working.

Then comes the day! What happened to all the traveling? 

Instead, it’s more common to hear stories about senior parents living with their children, as the economy doesn’t allow them to live life as they dreamt about.

I wonder what does if that doesn’t qualify as a loss of lifestyle and independence.

The way to go is to take an honest look at your wealth blueprint. You need to make changes and devise a feasible plan for yourself.

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3+1 passive incomes to turnRetirement Challenges into Opportunities

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Passive Incomes Can Turn Retirement Challenges into Opportunities

Passive Incomes Can Turn Retirement Challenges into OpportunitiesIt could seem obvious, but the best you can do for a successful retirement is to start planning. Whether you have already retired, there is always time to start planning.

The first thing to do with your planning is to come up with a number. How much money do you have, and how much do you need to live the life you want to live? Write it down! The difference between what you have and what you need is the magic number you should work on every single day.

Make a “to-do” list of what you need to do to achieve that magic number.

Carving on your “to-do” list, a plan for your retirement or continuing retirement will sooner or later see daylight.

Now, you have two choices:

You can either view it as an exciting exercise and continue life as usual or make the necessary changes to get that extra income you need to fulfill your plan. Even if pet sitting, rental hosting, or professional accounting service will be on your action list, consider what ModernWealthy can do for you.

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