For Federal Employees, when it comes to Retirement Planning, effective decision-making involves flexibility in thought and actions. One must be prepared to make sacrifices now to achieve something better later. We must also understand the value of trade-offs. Decisions you make today will inevitably impact future retirement decisions. All decisions made carry associated consequences that affect us, our families, and the society we live in.
We can all improve our skills in effective decision-making through consistent practice and application. But, there is no financial plan nor individual action plan (IAP), no matter how well designed or thought out that works if you don’t follow it. We must develop strategies that will motivate us to stay the course. No financial plan is set in concrete, rather plans are designed to be flexible, changeable and evolve over time as our lives evolve. We need to monitor plans and know when important changes need to be made. Updating your financial plan is critical to your plan’s success.
A financial plan will assist you in identifying, determining, and directing what you want to have and achieve in retirement. A financial plan helps to target the outcome desired, map out how to get there and how to stay on track.
Start our with a conversation with your spouse, a friend or someone you trust. Talk about what is important to you and your well-being in your retirement future. After the conversation, begin to put your plans to work by putting them in writing. Nobody can take what you have in your head if you are not there to tell the story. Prepare soon. Prepare wisely. Prepare to live in comfort and security.
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