Living Your Best Life In Uncertain Times – Finger Financial Five #78

“For those who expect everything, there are many curses. For those who appreciate everything, there are many blessings.” – James Clear, Author of Atomic Habits

Why do you want to retire?  Is it to get away from something? A job you don’t like? Is it toward something? To live a life of leisure? More golf perhaps? More tennis? More travel? More time with kids or grandkids?

You may have reasons now and guess what…your reasons may change….

You may get antsy and want to move nearer your grandkids. You may want to go back to work, but in a way that best suits you. You may want to take up a new hobby (my wife just took up ballet at age 50 😊). 

Yes, this can be overwhelming. But it’s okay.  It’s normal.

Just like “finding yourself” in your early 20’s, you may be “finding yourself” again in your 60’s. Again, this is okay. 

My hope is, whatever you do, you are happy. You can be uncertain of your future or what you want and still be happy, right? My hope is you feel that way. 

But Jeremy, how can I feel happy when I have uncertainty about things?

First, there will always be some uncertainty. Uncertainty about the future, uncertainty about the markets, inflation, or whatever.

Second, there are some things that you can be certain about. 

Ask yourself, what do you know to be true that warms your heart? 

I will wait…..

These are your blessings. Say them out loud.

This is what Living Your Best Life is all about. The smelling of the roses. Your roses. 

So when uncertainty leads to anxiety, remember your blessing.

Isn’t that what life is about anyway?

If there is anything standing in the way of you Living Your Best Life, feel free to email me at [email protected] or click here to set up a phone appointment.  

If you would like we can walk you through our F.L.O.W. process at Riverbend. The “L” is Living Your Best Life. Remember to do that. Always.

On the lighter side, I went to Mexico last week for a family vacation. Went on an excursion to see some Mayan ruins. Wow, crazy how they built those things 1000 years ago. I love history.

We ate at an authentic Mayan house. They served flour tortillas with chicken and pork. They told me a little bowl of sauce is “a little spicy.”  I tried it. It was pretty good. Tried the sauce again with my second tortilla. This is when the back of my eyeballs started to sweat and the burning started! On the first tortilla, I must have only had the sauce – no problem.  With the second, I must have somehow put a whole Habanero pepper inside. Well, that 5 minutes of searing pain cleaned my sinuses and caused a few laughs at the table.  

Hope all is well with you and your family.


Finger Financial Five – 5 points in 5 minutes or less – is to provide you with a weekly shot of useful financial information.  My intention is to share principles, so you will have more clarity and peace and make better financial decisions.

Investment advice offered through Stratos Wealth Advisors, LLC, a registered investment advisor; DBA Riverbend Wealth Management.

This content is developed from sources believed to be providing accurate information and provided by Riverbend Wealth Management. The opinions voiced in this material are for general information only and are not intended to provide specific advice or recommendations for any individual. Stratos Wealth Partners and its affiliates do not provide tax, legal or accounting advice. This material has been prepared for informational purposes only, and is not intended to provide, and should not be relied on for, tax, legal or accounting advice. You should consult your own tax, legal and accounting advisors before engaging in any transaction.


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