How to retire from work (but not from life)


Anne and Nick had always dreamed of retiring on the beach.

On finally realising this dream, they thought this would mean settling down to a more modest lifestyle.

Thankfully, they found a way to not only remain financially secure, but enjoy a whole new range of adventures.

See their story below:

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Anne and Nick opted for a retirement income stream over a lump sum. Anne says the regular payment has been an enormous help from day-to-day.

“One week we get the income stream, the next we get the pension. So we have plenty of money to go out, to pay for groceries”.

“Any major bills we might have coming in, then we can withdraw that as a lump sum”.

Before retirement, the couple couldn’t spare money to travel – in fact, they assumed that ship had sailed.

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But four years into retirement, they were surprised to find themselves with more money than they started with – and even bigger adventures to look forward to.

Does your retirement plan leave room for adventure? If not, what would you most like to change?

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