The Jeff Dixson Show "The Retirement Coach"
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THE JEFF DIXSON SHOW- is an hour long program that airs weekly on KEX News Talk 1190 and KXL 101.1 FM. Jeff Dixson, “The Retirement Coach”, is the President and Chief Financial Advisor at Northwest Financial & Tax Solutions and has educated thousands across the Portland metro area on how they can better preserve protect and grow their assets. Visit jeffdixsonshow.com to learn more about Jeff and Northwest Financial & Tax Solutions.
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Plan For Your Last 8,000 Days
Do you have a plan for your last 8,000 days?
Welcome to The Jeff Dixson Show “coaching you to and through retirement”. I am your host, The Retirement Coach, Jeff Dixson. I am joined today by my co-host, a financial advisor at NW Financial & Tax Solutions, David Topper.
For decades, retirement had a clear definition:
It was life after work.
A pension… a gold watch.
The quiet life- that only lasted for a few years, and you were gone.
Today, however, retirement takes a more ambiguous form.
It may mean employment dropping to part-time, or even a career change.
The future can hold an array of options in what to do, where to live, and with whom we should spend our time.
Unlike past generations, “retirement” is no longer a relatively brief one at the end of our lives.
Most of us are excited about what lies ahead, imagining endless days devoted to golf, grandchildren, and travel.
But chances are that retirement will be a bit different than that.
The idea of this time as a brief period of relaxation and reward is a misconception.
Retirement is now an entire life stage waiting to be written.
But for some people, that story is a difficult one to craft alone.
Getting a better sense of what lies ahead and how to map it all out can be a remarkably helpful means of putting a framework together for your own tale.
Hartford Funds and the MIT AgeLab got together and constructed something we thought was too good NOT to do a show on.
They call it -A Life in 8,000 Day Parts
Here’s some basic math about modern lives…
Let’s assume that a person, with some or more college education and good income, is now likely to live well into their 80s.
Your life can be divided into four periods averaging approximately 8,000 days each.
Birth to college graduation at age 22 is about 8,000 days.
College graduation to a midlife crisis at about age 44 is another 8,000 days.
Midlife to retirement at age 66 is 8,000 more days.
And, add about another 8,000 days from your retirement party forward.
The first phase- the “learning” phase. During these 8,000 days you:• Are Born • Go to school – grade school, middle school, high school, and for most- college
The second phase- “growing”. During these 8,000 days you• Start professional career • Get married • Become a home owner • Have children
The third phase- “maturing”. During these 8,000 you:• Enter your prime career years • Enjoy a larger income with more money for bigger houses and
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Date published: 2015-07-30