We live in a world of instant gratification. We want what we want, when we want it, and with today’s technology, we usually get it. But, there are exceptions to this rule, and achieving the desired returns on the investments in our retirement plans is one of them. If this describes you, then read on, because we’re going to explain how you can make some changes now to put yourself on the path to achieve success in building your retirement finances.
As you may already know, when people feel stressed, they turn to unhealthy habits such as poor eating, smoking, drinking, and often lose sleep. Your health today will directly impact what your future quality of life will be when you retire. And, the financial decisions you make now are important to enjoying financial freedom in your retirement years.
In 2017, the stock market boomed as our country enjoyed encouraging economic growth and sizeable corporate profits. So far in 2018, stocks are continuing to perform well, hopefully adding much-needed funds to your retirement account. Another year to achieve desired returns in your IRA. Another year closer to the day you walk out of that office door for the very last time. Right?
Traditionally, the new year is a time to reflect on the goals that weren’t accomplished the year before. So, again you vow to start fresh, make significant changes, and turn it all around as you forge ahead in the new year. Many times, New Year’s resolutions include giving up bad habits, eating healthier, and working on fitness goals in order to get into “peak” shape. While having a healthy body to carry you through to your golden years is important, you need to make sure that your retirement accounts are in “peak” shape as well.