We dream of retirement all our lives; what will we do when we give up trying to make money and begin to spend it on something that makes it all worthwhile. We all have different ideas about what we would do if we could cast off our obligations and do the things we want to do. Some people want to do some earthly good, so they might choose to become volunteers or philanthropists. Others want to see the world and enjoy some of the luxuries they have worked so hard to achieve. Many dream of having the time to release the creativity of the mind and write a novel or create works of art. Here is a look at some frequent retirement dreams.
- Lease or Purchase a Luxury Yacht: There is no doubt that owning a yacht makes a statement to the world about someone’s wealth and lifestyle. Only owning a private jet comes close to the cache of an elegant yacht. Perhaps you do not want to spend all your time on the sea; then a luxury superyacht charter can provide the luxury and experience without the issue involved with owning a large vessel. Either way, it is something that will be an iconic statement to mark your arrival into your golden years.
- Volunteer: Some people grow weary of thinking only of themselves, and in their later years, find it therapeutic to spend their time helping others, especially in regards to a cause that is close to their hearts. Volunteers are greatly appreciated in most charities, and there is no end to worthy causes that are understaffed and could use some heartfelt support.
- Launch a Foundation: Something that the world’s wealthy have all discovered is, one of the most efficient ways to use your resources for a cause you believe in, is to start a foundation. It is one thing to donate money to charities, but if you have specific goals, it is more effective to create your own. For one thing, foundations enjoy significant tax protection. If you are directing the organization, you can ensure that your resources are not wasted on salaries and infrastructure.
- Free Your Mind: The kids are gone, you don’t have to go to work, and you have the financial stability to do what you please. Artists worldwide envy your situation, for they could concentrate on their art if they had those things. But how about you? Is there a creative project inside you that needs to manifest? Maybe a novel, a memoir, or perhaps you want to explore your artistic skill with paint or sculpture. Retirement gives you this opportunity to finally indulge your need for expression.
You might choose other things, spending time with family or starting some extensive personal project. Whatever it is, remember that you deserve it, and the way to keep enjoying your freedom is to stay positive and keep your body active and your mind busy with things that challenge or bring you peace. Avoid negative people and things that bring unnecessary stress. Then feel free to take pride in having lived life well and having made the most of the things you found worthy.