Episode 295: Retirement: Expectations vs. Reality

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Meet Dave

Dave Cain is the former host of the unsuitable podcast and a recently retired member of the Rea team. Dave served as a principal, CPA, and vice president of operations at Rea & Associates for over 40 years. He holds a bachelor's degree in accounting from Mount Union University in Ohio and is currently enjoying retirement with his family. Click here to learn more about Dave.

The Race to Retire: How You Can Better Prepare for the Future

A wise, yet fictional character once said: “Life is like a box of chocolates. You never know what you’re gonna get.” Well, the same can be said about retirement. Whether you’re just beginning your career or are getting ready to enjoy the retired life, there are considerations at every step. Are you prepared to retire? Will your savings be enough for you to live comfortably? What should you be thinking about now to get you prepared for a successful retirement?

In these uncertain times, it’s more important than ever to consider the future and secure your stability down the road. A recent study by Age Wave and Edward Jones shows that currently one in three people believe they will need to delay their retirement because of financial hardship created by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Considering your retirement plans early can help safeguard your investments in your future and set you on the path for a successful transition out of the workforce. After all, retirement is the period of life where you’re meant to relax and enjoy the hard-earned fruits of your labor.

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What You’ll Learn About Retirement Planning

You can plan and strategize and plan some more – right up until the day you receive your last paycheck – and still be shocked by how different your expectations were from reality.

On this week’s episode of unsuitable, we’re going to catch up with unsuitable legend, Dave Cain, to learn what he’s been up to since retiring from Rea and the podcast and find out what he would do differently to prepare for retirement if he could do it all again.

Listen to this episode of unsuitable on Rea Radio to learn about:

  • How life after retirement differs from our expectations
  • How to be ready for retirement – if that’s possible
  • Advice for gearing up for retirement

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