Retirement Is Meant To Be Lived – Finger Financial Five #121

“Health is not a size, it is a feeling.” – Quote at Loleo, a Myrtle Beach eatery

Retirement is not no longer working either. It is a feeling. A freedom. A lightness. Warren Buffett says he skips to work, so why retire? For others, it is time to travel, or no longer travel for work. I can be following a passion. You name it. 

Retirement can be whatever YOU want it to be. You have a blank slate. Carve off what takes your energy and add more to what gives it. 

So what is retirement to you? 10 or 20 years from now when you look back on today, what do you wish you spent more time doing? What do you wish you spent less time doing? 

Life is meant to be lived. So, live it. 

Retire Happy Podcast Ep.18 Next Level Estate planning with Tripp Wiles. 

Tripp discusses: 

  • Spousal tax exemptions and what you need to do to not lose it.
  • What a lifetime inheritor’s trust is and the benefits.
  • Why people make the mistake of giving up control. 

I talked to CNBC last week about the Health Savings Account and its triple tax benefits. They quoted me here

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On the lighter side, I went to see my high school play Christian Academy last night. Spent some time with my good friend watching his daughter play. I saw many people I went to school with. Their parents are now watching their grandchildren play. It reminds me of a quote…”I saw an old person the other day, then I realized we went to high school together.”  

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 that you will have more clarity and peace, that help you 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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