Podcast Episode 14: Don’t Make Retirement Your Dream

by Financial Design Studio, Inc. / April 5, 2023

The traditional idea of working to retirement is outdated. But to wrap your head around retirement for this age, you need to dream bigger. Our goal as advisors is to take you to retirement, and then beyond. This episode will help you reevaluate when and how you want to stop working, and how you really want to spend your time.

Michelle Smalenberger, CFP

Behind the Designs Ep 14 : Don’t Make Retirement Your Dream

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Behind the Designs, Don’t Make Retirement Your Dream

Key Moments

2:42 Let’s rethink retirement

6:04 Why do big dreams matter?

8:32 What does traditional retirement look like?

11:40 Why does personalized planning advice matter so much?

12:52 What does it look like to semi-retire?

17:50 What does it look like to simply take a break?

23:05 What does it look like to change working location?

27:11 What does it look like to care for your family?

31:07 How will you live out your retirement?

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Credits for Episode 14

Executive Producer : Anna Lewis

Host : Michelle Smalenberger

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We are financial advisors in Deer Park and Barrington, IL. A team with a passion for helping others design a path to financial success — whatever success means for you. Each of our unique insights fit together to create broad expertise, complete roadmaps, and creative solutions. We have seen the power of having a financial plan, and adjusting that plan to life. The result? Freedom from worrying about the future so you can enjoy today.