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Things We Wished We Knew Before Retirement

Well it's great to be with you all again it's 
another video day for us – It is – So things that   we wish we knew before we retired almost 
sounds like a country music song there Tina   – And I guess you must be feeling lucky 
today Norm – Oh yeah got my lucky shirt   on so because we're filming been to 
Costco – Got the great deals haven't we   – We have so one of the things that we wish we knew 
before we retired was how free it is how stress   free no longer having to get up and go through the 
morning ritual of preparing yourself to go to work   and being accountable to somebody else all 
day long it's wonderful to be accountable to   your own self and your partner that's it 
you're your own person and it's such a freeing   feeling and we saw that with Tina when she gave 
up work the amount of stress we hadn't realized   until a few years after retirement just how 
different she was she'd lost all that stress of   meeting quotas and all that good stuff – And I think 
I'll just add Norm that when you're actually doing   the job you actually don't think it is stressful 
you don't think you are under all this   stress until you stop it do something else and 
you think wow this is a lot better we like this   it's great so just being accountable to ourselves 
we love it don't we – It is totally life changing   – One thing that we do think is very important 
before you retire is you do need to have a   discussion with your partner as to what it is 
that the ideas that you're both thinking you   have when you're going to retire you do need to 
have some goals about, do you want to travel do   you want to garden or do hobbies do you want 
to stay home you really do need to have that   conversation to make sure you're both on the 
same page – I think it is it is important and   we hear a lot from some comments especially 
married women who are saying that their husband   their frightened the husband will get under their feet 
because he'll be hanging around all the time in   retirement but that really isn't the case – Not 
for us is it – We've been secure as a couple for   the longest time and retirement hasn't changed 
how we feel about each other and about what   our expectations of each other is it's not as if 
we've all of a sudden being locked up together in   retirement (no) so it is important to figure out 
what you both want out of retirement and to have   that discussion a few years before you actually 
do retire (yeah) one thing to bear in mind is   the first few years of your retirement you'll 
be your most healthy so just use that health and   strength that you do have in the early years 
to achieve some of the goals that you want   – Yeah and if you want to be traveling do it while 
you've got that – Don't think about traveling if   that's on your list just do it right away – Yeah 
absolutely and that's what we've done isn't   it when we retired we just traveled everywhere 
didn't we it was great – About two years before we   retired we had an inspector come to the house 
for I don't even remember what it was but it was   some form of home inspection that we had to and 
so we got chatting with him because he was a few   years older than us but not that much and he told 
us that he had a house very similar to ours that   he had sold and now he was living an apartment 
and he went through the whole process of them   and how they moved to the apartment and how 
it was such an improvement on their life   and it was something we'd never ever considered 
– This was big news to us wasn't it we never even   thought about renting an apartment – We had been 
homeowners since we were 19 years old so to rent   we had that preconceived idea that it was throwing 
money away but the more that we looked into it so   after he left the next couple of days we spent 
many hours thinking about this we did a budget   of how much it cost to keep our mortgage free 
home – Yeah crunched all the numbers – And what the   rent would be and if we had sold the house and it 
made more and more sense to us to sell the house   to downsize into an apartment bank the money 
from the house live off that as an investment and   that's what we did – And that's what we did didn't 
we – But had that guy not come to our house we might   never have come up with that idea – No because 
originally we had thought that we would just   buy a smaller house didn't we – That's right yeah 
– So part of our decision when we had actually now   decided that we were going to rent and we realized 
that would take care of we wouldn't have all this   maintenance and stuff like that to do we decided 
after we started looking at apartments that if   we moved to a cheaper area could we benefit by 
getting the same as what we wanted in an apartment   but would it cost us less money so the more 
we looked into it we did have a family member   who lived in a cheaper place so we looked 
at the equivalent of renting an apartment   in this new place and it was so much cheaper 
wasn't it Norm – Because we initially thought   we would just sell our house and stay in 
the same area so we started shopping for   apartments to find out how much they cost and the 
availability and we were pretty surprised that   at the expense of them but we were prepared 
to pay that (yeah) and then we came to a what   you would call it a small town that's cheaper 
(yeah) we came to visit a family member here and so   we started looking around at the apartments here 
and they were substantially cheaper about $800   a month cheaper than where we were initially going 
to – Yeah and not only that Norm there was a lot of   extras with it wasn't that we got there was 
underground parking and what else a swimming pool   – And laundry facilities in the apartment – And that 
was one thing the gentleman had told us he didn't   have on-suite laundry he had it in a laundry room 
so we wanted that – But coming to the cheaper town   it wasn't just the rents that were 
cheaper everything was cheaper   the Tina's hairdresser as we've 
said in the past was cheaper it just permeated everything so our budget became 
so attainable (yeah) by moving – That gave us a lot   more money to be able to travel didn't it because 
we thought if we can save money on a daily basis   and it worked perfect didn't it – It did it was 
great, take a look at that if you do have family   that live in an area that might be cheaper or 
just consider going not knowing anybody – No it's   like a new adventure isn't it a new chapter in 
your life because we've made friends here and   they don't have any family just here but they've 
made it a new place for them haven't they – A lot   of people have moved out of the big cities to a 
small town because it's it's far more conducive to   retirement (yes) and friendlier another 
thing that you really need to consider   is where your friends are going to come from 
in retirement because once you leave work   those friendships tend to wither away because 
the only common bond you have was your job   your workplace so we've never 
really had lasting friendships from   work colleagues they've always been outside 
of there so it's it's critically important   to continue looking for friendships in retirement 
and being outgoing and prepared to speak to people   Tina when we moved to this apartment building 
they did have a social room and they did a coffee   morning and so she would go down there and we 
found out so much information about the town and   businesses to use – It was great wasn't it – It was – It 
was kind of my mission wasn't it to find out   new information and to try and make new friends 
which we did and we made some fabulous friendships   – Well in particular there was one couple that Tina 
made struck up a friendship with and they in turn   have introduced us to another couple yeah and then 
they in turn have introduced us to another couple   so that's how it goes – Yeah so now we've got 
a group of really close nice friends that we   socialize with don't we – And the thing that we have 
in common isn't an employer it's being retired   – It is isn't it – It really is so don't be afraid 
of striking out to a new city a new town   because it's relatively easy to make friendships 
– Yeah you just have to push yourself out there   a little don't you and be confident to going to 
things and it's very exciting isn't it so we hope   that everybody is staying safe – And keeping 
well – Until the next time bye bye, bye bye

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Things We Wished We Knew Before Retirement

Well it'' s great to be with you all once more it'' s. one more video clip day for us – It is – So things that we want we understood prior to we retired virtually.
seem like a c and w song there Tina – As well as I think you must be feeling lucky.
today Standard – Oh yeah got my fortunate shirt on so since we'' re filming been to.
Costco – Got the lots place'' t we -We have so one of things that we want we understood.
before we retired was just how complimentary it is how tension complimentary no more having to get up and go via the.
morning routine of preparing on your own to visit function and being accountable to someone else all.
day long it'' s fantastic to be responsible to your very own self and also your partner that'' s it'. you ' re your very own individual and also it ' s such a freeing feeling as well as we saw that with Tina when she provided. up function the quantity of stress we hadn ' t recognized until a few years after retirement simply
how. various she was she'' d shed all that stress of conference allocations as well as all that good things – And also I think. I'' ll simply include Norm that when you'' re actually getting the job done you actually put on'' t think it is difficult.
you wear'' t assume you are under all this stress until you stop it do something else as well as.
you think wow this is a lot better we like this it'' s terrific so simply being responsible to ourselves.
we like it put on'' t we -It is completely life changing – Something that we do believe is extremely crucial.
before you retire is you do require to have a conversation with your companion as to what it is.
that the ideas that you'' re both thinking you'have when you ' re going
to retire you do need to. have some objectives around, do you desire to travel do you intend to garden or do leisure activities do you want. to stay residence you'truly do need to have that conversation to ensure you ' re both on the. same web page- I think it is it is important and we listen to a lot from some comments especially. wedded females who are claiming that their spouse their scared the husband will certainly obtain under their feet.
because he'' ll be hanging around all the time in retirement but that really isn'' t the situation – Not. for us is it -We ' ve been safe as a pair for the lengthiest time as well as retirement hasn'' t changed.
how we feel regarding each other and concerning what our assumptions of each other is it'' s not as if'. we ' ve all of a sudden being secured with each other in retired life (no) so it is essential to figure out.
what you both want out of retirement and to have that discussion a few years before you really.
do retire (yeah) one point to keep in mind is the initial few years of your retired life you''
ll. be your most healthy and balanced so simply utilize that health and also strength that you do have in the early years.
to accomplish several of the goals that you want – Yeah as well as if you desire to be traveling do it while.
you'' ve obtained that -Don ' t think of traveling if that'' s on your listing simply do it right now – Yeah.
definitely which'' s what we ' ve done isn ' t it when we retired we simply took a trip almost everywhere.
didn'' t we it was excellent -Concerning 2 years prior to we retired we had an inspector come to the home.
for I don'' t even remember what it was however it was some kind of home examination that we needed to and.
so we got chatting with him because he was a few years older than us but not that much and he informed.
us that he had a house really similar to ours that he had actually marketed and also currently he was living an apartment.
and he experienced the entire procedure of them and also how they transferred to the house and also how.
it was such a renovation on their life and it was something we'' d never ever ever thought about.- This was big information to us wasn'' t it we never even believed regarding renting out a home – We had actually been.
homeowners because we were 19 years old so to rent we had that preconditioned idea that it was tossing.
cash away but the extra that we checked into it so after he left the next number of days we spent.
several hrs thinking regarding this we did a budget of just how much it set you back to keep our mortgage cost-free.
residence – Yeah crunched all the numbers – And also what the rental fee would certainly be and also if we had offered the home and also it.
made increasingly more sense to us to offer the home to scale down right into a home financial institution the cash.
from your home live off that as a financial investment and that'' s what we did- And that ' s what we did didn'' t. we -But had that individual not concern our house we may never have actually developed that suggestion – No since.
initially we had assumed that we would certainly simply get a smaller sized house didn'' t we- That ' s ideal yeah.- So part of our decision when we had really now chosen that we were going to lease as well as we recognized.
that would care for we wouldn'' t have all this maintenance and things like that to do we determined.
after we began taking a look at apartments that if we relocated to a more affordable area could we benefit by.
obtaining the like what we desired in a home but would certainly it cost us less cash so the extra.
we explored it we did have a family member who resided in a less expensive place so we looked.
at the matching of renting a home in this brand-new area as well as it was a lot less costly.
wasn'' t it Norm -Since we at first believed we would just market our home and also remain in.
the very same area so we started purchasing apartment or condos to figure out just how much they set you back and also the.
schedule and also we were quite surprised that at the expenditure of them yet we were prepared.
to pay that (yeah) and after that we pertained to a what you would call it a town that'' s less expensive.( yeah )we came to visit a member of the family right here and so we began browsing at the homes right here.
as well as they were considerably less expensive about $800 a month more affordable than where we were initially going.
to – Yeah and not just that Standard there was a lot of bonus with it wasn'' t that we arrived was.
underground car parking as well as what else a swimming pool – As well as washing facilities in the apartment or condo – Which.
was one point the gentleman had actually informed us he didn'' t have on-suite washing he had it in a washing room.
so we desired that – But concerning the cheaper community it wasn'' t just the rents that were.
more affordable whatever was more affordable the Tina'' s hair stylist as we''
ve. said in the past was less expensive it simply permeated whatever so our budget plan ended up being.
so possible (yeah) by relocating – That provided us a great deal even more cash to be able to take a trip didn'' t it due to the fact that. we assumed if we can conserve money each day and it worked best didn'' t it -It did it was. terrific, take an appearance at that if you do have family that live in an area that could be less expensive or.
simply take into consideration going not knowing anybody – No it'' s like a brand-new experience isn'' t it a new chapter in. your life since we'' ve made pals here and also they put on'' t have any type of family members just below yet they''
ve. made it a new location for them sanctuary'' t they- A great deal of people have relocated out of the large cities to a.
village since it'' s it ' s far much more helpful to retired life (yes) and also friendlier an additional.
point that you actually need to consider is where your friends are going to originate from.
in retired life due to the fact that when you leave job those relationships often tend to perish away because.
the only typical bond you have was your task your workplace so we'' ve never ever.
truly had long-term friendships from work colleagues they'' ve always been outdoors.
of there so it'' s it ' s critically crucial to continue trying to find relationships in retired life.
and also being outgoing as well as prepared to speak to people Tina when we relocated to this apartment building.
they did have a social room and also they did a coffee early morning therefore she would certainly go down there and also we.
figured out a lot info concerning the community and businesses to utilize – It was wonderful wasn'' t it – It was -It. was sort of my objective wasn ' t it to learn new info and to try and also make brand-new good friends.
which we did as well as we made some incredible relationships – Well particularly there was one couple that Tina.
made struck up a relationship with and also they in turn have actually presented us to one more pair yeah and after that.
they consequently have actually presented us to one more pair to ensure that'' s how it goes -Yeah so currently we'' ve obtained.
a team of really close great pals that we mingle with put on'' t we -And also things that we have. alike isn ' t an employer it ' s being retired – It is isn ' t it -It really is so put on ' t hesitate. of setting out to a new city a brand-new town because it'' s fairly easy to make relationships.
– Yeah you simply need to press on your own around a little don'' t you and be confident to going to.
things as well as it'' s really interesting isn ' t it so we wish that everybody is staying risk-free – And maintaining.
well – Until the next time bye bye, bye bye.

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