Last week, I was interviewed by my good friend and fellow advisor, Justin Castelli on his All About Your Benjamins podcast. I’m thankful for that opportunity, not because we discussed retirement (which we did), but because he wanted to chat about my childhood.
Justin and I had previously shared an offline call where we happened to chat about how I grew up and he encouraged me to share my story as it’s probably relatively unique - or at least not what most people will expect. And he was kind enough to offer his platform for me to share it.
It has recently occurred to me that few people are asked about their childhood and few people ask others about their childhood. I, for one, could do a better job here as well.
So much of who we are comes back to how we grew up and I’m eager to learn where others have come from as well. I am going to try to do better in this regard.
We do chat about some actions you might take to improve your odds of retirement success as you might hope for, but I’d be thankful if you’d listen to at least the first 20 minutes or so. I hope it encourages you to share your story more and to ask others about how they grew up. You’ll never know if you never ask. Thank you in advance!
If you prefer video, you can watch our conversation below.
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