Retirement Yenta believes in a healthy fantasy life. Daydreaming has been one of her favorite things to do since she was a wee little Yenta. It has helped her plan as she approaches Retirement Level 10. Your dear Yenta wants you to daydream of the life you would like to have once you have reached Retirement Level 10. She then wants you to run a few rough numbers to determine what it would cost to live that fantasy life. Then she wants you to run some more numbers to determine how much it will cost 5 years, 10 years, even 20 years out (regardless of the economy). This will help you begin to budget and decide if you are ready to begin the Retirement transition. To top it all off, it also will give you something to sing about…like the Monkees!
Long ago, in a not-so-far-off land (it was the East Side), Retirement Yenta was a student of EST. One of the concepts she has embraced is “living out of your future.” This, dear Readers, is all about daydreaming. Retirement Yenta knows about daydreaming–she’s been daydreaming about retirement ever since she was “but a wee little Yenta.” Your dear Yenta believes that if you can envision your Retirement Level and feel comfortable with it, when the time comes, you will KNOW you made the right choice…and as with all daydreaming, you will be happy today because you are thinking of the joy of tomorrow! Think, dear Readers, about how happy you are every Friday…because you are dreaming of the weekend. With this in mind, Retirement Yenta wants to take you back to the somewhat-distant-digital past, to her Tip #1: Change Your Thinking. Sometimes things never change, but we can try!