If you really think about it, the only two points in life that we truly don’t care about money is when we have a total lack of wisdom as a child and at our point of maximum wisdom late in life. We spend the rest of our lives chasing it only to return to our childlike state by realizing it doesn’t matter a whole lot.
That may seem odd for a financial advisor to say, but my job isn’t to help clients amass as much wealth as humanly possible, but to help clients lead a fulfilling life, however they define it.
Since most people are off this week, I encourage you to take a look around and pay attention to the things you find fulfillment in. If you are at or nearing retirement, take time to explore what’s truly important to you. Craft a vision for what an “ideal” retirement might look like. It probably has a lot more to do with relationships than more stuff or trips. I find that the times that I’m surrounded by the people I love most are when I have these points of maximum clarity which is why I’m encouraging you to do this now rather than some other point of the year.
Share what you are grateful for. Let people know you appreciate them and maybe even what you admire most about them. We don’t hear those types of things often enough.
I am thankful for everyone that takes the time to read what I write each week. This blog has been a great outlet for me and am thankful for all the great reader responses I get as well. I’m looking forward to 2019 – it should be another great year. All the best to you and your family!
[There is no “What I’ve Been Reading” this week as I hope you are enjoying your time with those you love most.]