Three Signs It’s Time to Retire

Sometimes, knowing when to retire can be difficult, especially if you love your job. For many people, leaving the working world is a daunting thought, but for others, it’s something they’ve worked towards their whole life. If you’ve found yourself wondering whether or not it’s time to retire, we’re here to help. Besides being financially ready, here are a few other signs that it’s a good time to retire:

You feel emotionally ready

Leaving the working world and walking away from a job is a huge change in your life and can take some adjusting to, so it’s important to make sure that you’re emotionally ready. For many people, work is a huge part of their life, and without it, we can feel like something is missing. It’s a good idea to spend some time thinking about how your life is going to change, and making some plans for how you plan to spend your retirement – whether it’s completing your bucket list or sitting back and relaxing.

Your children are financially independent

If your children have grown up, moved out and are supporting themselves financially, you may be in a suitable position to retire. Supporting children (or parents) is expensive, and it’s a good idea to wait until they’re not reliant on you for money before you stop working and receiving a steady income.

You have things you want to do

Many people look forward to retiring so that they can spend their later years ticking off things they’ve always wanted to do. If you’ve found yourself making plans and wanting to fulfil your (retirement) dreams, it’s a good idea to start thinking about retirement. Whether it’s an exciting road trip, a place you’ve always wanted to visit or an experience, retirement is a fantastic time to complete your bucket list.

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