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The Your Life, Your Money Podcast helps you thrive in life, wealth and retirement. The show is designed to navigate the complexities around money, building and securing wealth, and achieving financial independence. Scott Sierens, financial advisor at Sierens Financial Group, will provide thoughts, strategies, and ideas on each episode to help you make smart and sound financial decisions. The goal is to take complex financial subjects and make them simple and easy to understand so you can feel confident to take action, enjoy life, and eliminate financial stress and anxiety.

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Jul 28, 2022

What does the transition into retirement look like? On today’s episode, Jim Manning will share his retirement story and the lessons he’s learned along the way.


What we discuss in this episode: 

5:08 – What were you doing prior to retirement?

8:31 – Were you working a lot?

9:24 – What age did you retire?

10:39 – Any other factors that made you retire?

11:34 – Spending time with the family

13:12 – Are you have with retiring at 67?  

13:59 – Did you wish you started your plan earlier?

14:48 – Did you go fully into retirement all at once?

17:37 – Spending time with his father

18:54 – What was it like emotionally to retire?

19:58 – Advice for those transitioning out of work

21:01 – The feelings you felt after you were retired

22:01 – Was spending time with your father helpful?

22:44 – What has retirement looked like so far?

25:19 – Do you travel a lot to see your grandson?

26:00 – How do you manage your hobbies?

27:12 – Where do you like to go fishing?

28:38 – How were you going to fill the rest of your time?

29:48 – Helping other people

31:03 – How did you fill your social life?

32:40 – Did that help fill the working gap?

34:12 – What have you enjoyed most about retirement?

35:29 – Do you like routine in retirement?

36:37 – Keeping routine and balance

38:17 – Make some plans in retirement!

39:10 – Any other useful advice or tips you want to share?

42:16 - Is there anything else you would change about retirement?

44:15 – Being really adaptive to change

46:44 – Thank you for being on the show, Jim!


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