Well that year went by fast! It seems like just yesterday that Punxatawney Phil was telling us that spring was almost here and now Ryan Seacrest is warming up in Times Square to help us bid adieu to 2015.
How was your year? For me it was great in a lot of ways and challenging in a lot of ways. The positive things came in the form of the usual suspects: family, friends, travel, work, good books, etc. The negative things had a common theme: busyness. In some ways, 2015 felt like a real life game of Whack-A-Mole. When life starts to feel like that it’s important to reflect on the causes and do what it takes to refocus your efforts on the essential. I’ve been doing that for the last several weeks and am looking forward to starting the New Year off well. My mantra is “Less But Better.” That will mean some great new things here at Intentional Retirement so stay tuned.
Before I sign off for the year, here’s a quick round up of a few of the most popular posts of 2015 in case you missed them:
- How to create a predictable paycheck in retirement
- Five things that matter more than money in retirement
- Here is how much you should have saved for retirement by now
- Five behaviors that will ruin your retirement
- Just go already!
- How to keep your retirement plans on track despite the volatility
Well, that should just about do it for 2015. Oh yeah, “one more thing” as Steve Jobs was fond of saying. We need to wrap up our Bucket List giveaway for the year. I’ve been periodically writing articles about bucket list items and doing little giveaways with them. The grand prize is a $1,000 airline voucher and that goes to…drumroll…Scott over on our email subscriber list. Congrats Scott! I’ll be in touch with the details. Enjoy the travel and best wishes to all of you for the New Year.