Make the Most out of Your Retirement

July 25, 2013

Real estate for active adultsIf you’ve spent your entire life looking forward to retirement; the day that it finally comes will be the day you thought would never come. We spend our whole lives working toward retirement. But when it comes, sometimes it can be difficult. Going from working every day to not can be an adjustment, as can finding the right Chicago active adult real estate for your changing lifestyle. But just because you aren’t working at a place of employment doesn’t mean you should stop working all together. Retirement can be used to work toward goals that you wish to accomplish – planting a garden, taking a trip, learning a language, spending more time with family, adopting a pet, redecorating a room, volunteering, etc.

The retirement experts at the Equifax Finance blog have developed a four-step plan for helping you reach your retirement goals in the article “

4 Steps to Planning Your Transition to Retirement.” Step one is to assess where you spend your time and money now (pre-retirement). List how your time and money is spent to see where your priorities are. Second, come up with a list of goals you’d like to achieve during your retirement. Spend some time on this step; list the things you never could do but always wanted to do. Third, come up with a plan, budget and timeline for reaching your goals. Last, re-evaluate your goals and plan from time to time. Things change, so your priorities may as well.

Read the full article on the Equifax Finance blog and then check out the wealth of other helpful articles on the blog, which cover all kinds of personal finance topics, from credit to taxes to insurance to

identity protection and more.

About The Author

Read All Stories By Mitch Levinson

Mitch Levinson is the author of “Internet Marketing: The Key to Increased New Home Sales” published by BuilderBooks. He is an Internet marketing expert with expertise in search engine optimization, website development, email marketing, social media and CRM consulting services. He is known for creating effective programs that can be tracked through analytics to prove effectiveness and ROI. Mitch is founder and president of MLC New Home Marketing and MLC FlatFee Realty, as well as managing partner of mRELEVANCE, LLC, a Marketing, Communication, Interactive agency with offices in Chicago and Atlanta. He currently leads the Chicago team. A Multi-Million Dollar Sales Producer who earned an MBA in Computer Information Systems and eCommerce, he brings a unique perspective and experience to the field of real estate communications. Mitch combines the two interests in order to help home builders and developers gain a competitive advantage through the Internet and technology. When he isn’t behind a computer, he enjoys participating in sports and coaching his kids’ teams. Mitch resides in Arlington Heights, Ill., a northwest suburb of Chicago, with his family, which includes two rambunctious labs. Visit my Google+ profile.

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