Saturday, May 8, 2010

Retirement Planning: Finding and developing your interest

Having an interest can help you to become a more interesting person which gives you something fascinating to talk about with others. It also allows you to meet new people with similar interests and keeps you occupied so that you will not feel bored. Learning new interest is good as it can keep your mind alert and active too. So make sure you include “finding and developing your interest” in your retirement plan.

If you do not have an interest currently, finding one might be hard. It really takes time to “trial and error” to determine the things you like to do and don’t like to do. So spend some time now to find out your interest and don’t wait till your retirement age to do it.

Developing your interest must be done as soon as possible. You should not postpone it till your retirement age. The reason is very simple; it is easy to develop your interest when you are still young. And if you keep practising it, you should be very good at your interest when you have reached your retirement age. It might be too late to start anything when you are old. And even though you try to work hard on it, eventually you might give up due to the physical constraint and slow learning ability when you are old.

Have you started your journey towards financial freedom?