Whether you’re 25 or 55, it’s not too early – or too late – to think about your retirement. If you want a retirement filled with fun, travel, or just some peace and quite, you need to start planning. Now. Planning for retirement demands healthy financial communication. Financial communication is at the core of your financial relationship – Your financial relationship is the way you, as a couple, make decisions where money is involved. Your financial relationship touches every part of your life together and that’s especially true when it comes to planning for retirement.* Your plans will likely involve some changes in how you save and spend money, as well as some solid conversations about what you want your future to look like. By developing stronger financial communication skills, the two of you can tackle those changes and conversations as true partners. Here are three keys to talking about retirement as a couple:
Essential #1:What you choose to talk about TODAY directly impacts your future together.
Essential #2:Remember that we all view retirement through a different lens.
Essential #3: Think of retirement as a moving target.