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Financial factors are only one aspect of retirement planning. It’s also important to consider the non-financial factors.  These will influence how retirement is experienced.  Such factors can assist in building a successful and joyful life.

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Below are seven key non-financial retirement questions that every retiree should ask, to facilitate a smooth transition into retirement.

1. How Will I Spend My Time? Finding Your Retirement Passions

2. Where Will I Live? Selecting the Best Location for Retirement

3. How Will I Continue to Maintain Social Connections and Relationships?

4. What Changes in Lifestyle Should I Expect in Retirement?

5. How Will I Nurture My Physical and Mental Well-Being?

6. What Role Will Hobbies and Personal Interests Play in My Retirement?

7. How Can I Continue to Be Involved and Give Back to My Community?

The chance to reinvent oneself, follow one’s hobbies, and take a well-earned breather from the demands of employment come only with retirement.

While financial planning is vital, it’s also critical to address the non-financial factors that will affect how you spend your retirement.

A fulfilling and meaningful retirement journey can start by thinking about these seven crucial non-financial retirement questions.

Retirement: It’s just the beginning

Jill Weeks is the author of 21 Ways To Retire and co-author of Where To
Retire In Australia and Retire Bizzi. Information Provider For Great Retirement Lifestyles.
She is a regular contributor to radio

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