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Read this if you plan to retire

While retirement is a time to relax and enjoy the fruits of your labour, there are some common financial mistakes that retirees make that can quickly turn that relaxation into a panic attack. Let's take a humorous look at some of these mistakes:

1. Not having a retirement plan

Sure, winging it can be fun, but when it comes to retirement, a little bit of planning goes a long way. Unless, of course, you're hoping to spend your golden years hunting for food in the wild and living off the land. In that case, you're all set.

2. Overspending in the early years of retirement

Yes, you've saved up for retirement, and yes, you deserve to enjoy it. But remember, your retirement savings need to last you for the rest of your life, not just the first year. So, maybe skip the fancy sports car and stick with a sensible sedan.

3. Underestimating healthcare costs

Sure, you're in great shape now, but have you seen the price of a knee replacement lately? It's like they're made of gold! Don't forget to factor in healthcare costs when planning for retirement, or you might find yourself without enough funds to cover the really important things, like prescription glasses and orthotics.

4. Not diversifying their investments

Putting all your eggs in one basket might work for chickens, but it's not a great retirement strategy. Unless, of course, you're counting on that one winning lottery ticket to fund your retirement. In that case, fingers crossed for you!

5. Supporting adult children

We all want to help our children, but remember, they're adults now. And as much as you love them, they should be able to support themselves. Unless, of course, they're planning on taking care of you in your old age. In that case, keep that wallet open!

6. Ignoring inflation

The only thing that's more guaranteed than taxes and death is inflation. Don't forget to factor in the rising cost of living when planning for retirement, or you might find yourself eating ramen noodles every night for dinner. But hey, who doesn't love a good bowl of noodles?

Remember, retirement planning is no laughing matter, but a little bit of humour can help us all take a step back and realize that it's okay to make mistakes. Just make sure you learn from them and enjoy your golden years to the fullest. And hey, if you do end up eating ramen noodles every night, at least you'll be eating them in your pajamas.

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Funny.....but sensible reasoning

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