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How much does your ideal life cost?

How much does your ideal life cost?

How much does your ideal life cost?  Not sure?  Don’t feel bad.  You’re not alone.  I’d be surprised if 1 in 10 people know.  Which is unfortunate, because knowing the price of something is usually a prerequisite to buying it.  Think of every purchase you’ve ever...

Two new videos on our YouTube channel

Two new videos on our YouTube channel

I started an Intentional Retirement YouTube channel a few years ago, but haven't posted anything in a loooong while. Time to change that.  There are several new videos on the channel right now and going forward I’ll try to post new content each week covering both...

Retirement is more than a number.

Yes, money is important, but it’s not enough.

“I can sleep at night”

“I have a reason to get up in the morning”

“I have a secure and fulfilling life”


Unfortunately, most people don’t know if they’re on track for retirement (money) or have a clear idea of what to do when they get there (meaning). That’s a problem.


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