A couple of commenters over at my U.S. News post are curious to hear about my portfolio. It seems that hearing about my days doing nothing-in-particular is a little boring to them. I guess they think it would be more exciting to hear about my portfolio.
I can’t think of anything more boring than the subject of my portfolio. Really.
There is so much advice out there on asset allocation, planning for retirement, budgeting to save more money. There are calculators, spreadsheets, and countless blogs on the subject. On saving and investing for retirement, there is an infinite universe of books and magazines, and brokerage firm have mounds of free literature on the topic. I have nothing to add. It’s all been said.
There’s one thing most of these retirement-planning advisors have in common, though. They are not retired.
Retirement is not all about money.
How to adjust to retirement? How to downshift after years in the working world? How to settle into pure enjoyment of your newfound freedom? Now that’s a little trickier. There is no one right way. And that’s why I find the subject a lot more interesting than what’s in my portfolio.