Many people I know have concluded that retirement was worth waiting for and worth planning for. Those who planned well (and who are lucky enough to have good health) are generally finding this to be a very satisfying time in their lives. But those who didn't plan well or who couldn't save enough are finding that retirement can be difficult.
My commitment is to help people, but this week I'm switching roles so I can give you some dynamite tips for having an unhappy retirement. (Of course, what I'm really advocating is that you do not do these things.)
1. Don't save enough money. Spend (and borrow) whatever it takes to keep yourself and your family happy. You can always catch up later when you get into your peak earning years, when the kids are gone, or when you're finally finished paying for whatever else is more important right now.