Some of the best stuff I hear comes from interaction with my clients. I was talking with a thirty-something couple last night and the husband says, “I know that I have to save for college and for my retirement, but I figure that a college education can be financed (if it had to be), while I can’t finance my retirement.”
It’s hard to disagree with that. We went on to talk about how many times financial decisions appear to be either/or type decisions, but with the right amount of discipline they can turn into both/and decisions. My client is right though. You can’t finance retirement without getting into really big trouble.
Peter Dunn a.k.a. Pete the Planner® is an award-winning financial mind and a former comedian. He’s a USA TODAY columnist, author of ten books, and is the host of the popular radio show and podcast, The Pete the Planner Show. Pete is considered one of the foremost experts on financial wellness in the world, but he’s just as likely to talk your ear off about bass fishing.