Luke Perry of Beverly Hills 90210 fame just turned 50. He once referred to himself as "mad, bad and dangerous to know," and now he is 50 years old and on the cover of the October issue of the AARP magazine. Does that make you feel 9021OLD or what?
The image of Luke Perry on the cover of AARP magazine is a vivid reminder of just how fast life seems to go by. As time passes we can see the result of choices made earlier in life; some have worked out wonderfully well, and others not so much. What strikes me is how the simple things that have always been true, remain true today. Things like living within your means, setting aside for tomorrow, and spending time with the people you love. Over time these timeless principals just seem to make our lives better.
Reflecting on your life, do you ever wonder what the future holds for you? One of the most important, and most difficult things to know is simply whether you can continue your lifestyle in retirement. Another related question is how much money you can safely spend each year. As a financial advisor for over four decades, let me share the good news: it is possible to have confidence regarding your financial future.
If these questions resonate with you, or if you have other, financial concerns, my son and I would love to have a conversation to see how we can help.
So in summary, thanks a lot, AARP. Next you're going to be telling us 1990 was nearly 30 years ago - no way!
- Michael Goostree