I sometimes like to look back into the past and see the results of my actions or inactions. What effect did my decisions have on the goals that I had set forth?
I didn’t walk 20 miles in the snow to get my education. I only lived 3 1/2 miles from school and I either rode the school bus or my parents took me. When I got a little older and owned a bicycle, I had new transportation that made my daily schedule a little more flexible. Then, I was able to buy a used car, and the quality of my transportation changed.
Even as a teenager, attending school or going to town required planning. I had the choice of two routes. One route required me to travel on a dirt road for 1 mile to get to the pavement. The other route was 2 miles from the city streets. Of course, when riding a bicycle, then sooner I could get out of sandy roads and be on pavement made the trip faster and easier. There was a stretch of road we called “corduroy” because of the wavy condition. It wasn’t too bad on a bicycle, but it would jar your teeth in a car unless you drove very slow.
In financial planning I realized that many times developing and following a retirement plan is much like the paragraphs above. A decision must be made in the planning to reach your retirement goals. The structure of the plan must have the flexibility to adjust for the bumpy roads you may encounter as you travel the road to retirement.
PLAN AND ORGANIZE
IN ORDER TO STEER THE SHIP, IT TAKES PLANNING TO CHART THE COURSE.
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After Moses led his people out of Egypt and into the wilderness he needed to plan and organize. He had twelve tribes to plan for with all the needs and problems they encountered in the wilderness. His planning was essentially the same as we encounter today to set our retirement goals and making sure that we can remain retired.
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