March 25, 2016
4 Things Retirees Can Learn About Retirement

4 Things Retirees Can Learn About Retirement from Peyton Manning

4 Things Retirees Can Learn About Retirement After 18 years in the National Football League, the Denver Broncos’ star quarterback, Peyton Manning, is calling it quits after a very successful career. We wish him well and hope that he’s made the preparations needed to enjoy a long, comfortable retirement. If he has, he’ll be in the minority. Research shows that an estimated 60% of retired NFL players go broke within five years of retirement; nearly 16% declare bankruptcy. Fortunately, there’s a lot that Peyton can do to avoid that fate. While most of us won’t be retiring at 39, retirees still have a lot of the same worries as pro athletes. Here’s the advice we would give Peyton if he were our client and friend. Dear Peyton, Congratulations on your retirement! You’ve had an amazing career and I’m glad you got to go out on a high note. I’m excited to see what you have planned next. I also want to give you some advice as you make the transition to retirement. I hope you find it helpful. Don’t Make Any Sudden Decisions Take some time to process the transition away from a high-octane career and think about what you […]