Retirement Coach and Author, Ann Nelson Reveals Challenges Retirees are Facing
Retirement coach reveals how to cope with life changes that come with retirement, and how to be financially prepared.
Some retirees really struggle to adjust to life away from work after losing their career identity. When meeting someone for the first time, it’s common to ask them what they do for a job. Our job seems to be the only way to know someone, and sometimes we can become lost without the security that that job brings.
After grieving the loss of a spouse at age 55, Ann Nelson had to come to terms with facing her retirement without her husband by her side. She needed to accept that she had to continue on her journey independently, which meant learning how to manage her life, finances and retirement on her own. Through these learnings and life lessons, Ann made a great deal of mistakes, so she began to join groups and attend meetings and seminars, in order to obtain advice from people with experience and knowledge. www.retirewellretirehappy.com
Facing retirement without her husband, and a history of working most of her adult life, Ann had to understand how to cope with life changes by shifting her perspective on her future, which presented her with many challenges to overcome. Ann searched for knowledge around self-managed super funds, and options trading as an opportunity to supplement her income.
After years of researching retirement, Ann was approached to write a book to share her wisdom with others in a similar situation. Through interviewing, she learnt that most people’s retirement journeies began with concerns around money, as her own did, however in the end, it became about leading a useful, worthwhile, happy and healthy life. www.retirewellretirehappy.com
As a retirement coach and author, Ann identified a common pattern in the interviews that she had conducted. “What I have found out is that many do not put much thought into their retirement once they get past the money thing. More planning goes into the next weekend’s camping trip than into ‘what am I going to do in retirement’. The people who are more prepared for retirement have something to retire to, whereas those who are not ready are only retiring from work with no plans for the future,” says Ann.
“There seems to be a honeymoon period of six to 12 months of doing nothing before the novelty wears off. After that they realise they can’t keep doing nothing and need to fill in their time.” www.retirewellretirehappy.com
Ann even found that some people struggled with their own identity, after being labelled their whole life according to their job. “Some retirees really struggle to adjust to life away from work after losing their career identity. When meeting someone for the first time, it’s common to ask them what they do for a job. Our job seems to be the only way to know someone, and sometimes we can become lost without the security that that job brings,” Ann says.
“I have been on a bit of a spiritual journey, wanting to find out who I am without my job and husband. Reinventing yourself after 50 comes with its own challenges, but it’s definitely possible and I would even say, potentially very rewarding.”
To learn more about retirement coach Ann Nelson’s personal journey, and how it guided her to write a self-improvement book, ‘Retire Well, Retire Happy’ based on retirement planning and financial security, visit www.retirewellretirehappy.com.
About Ann Nelson
When it comes to receiving the best advice and support for one of the most important times in life, it takes a dedicated and highly focused person who understands the needs of today’s retiree. Ann Nelson is an author, experienced entrepreneur, seasoned self-directed investor and a highly sought-after retirement consultant. For more than 30 years, Ann has worked diligently to build her own personal financial security.
Ann’s book, ‘Retire Well, Retire Happy’ is a practical expression of her independent spirit and financial savvy. She is committed to helping others establish lifelong financial security, establish retirement relocation registers and promote education and choices through careful planning, persistence and patience.
Ann has become a leading ‘retirement warrior’ helping other hapless people to understand the need for decent retirement planning. Her focus is on financial planning and creating a happy, healthy life leading to retirement.
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