Share  |  Print
Money Minute
Quick Tips
From Experience Comes Wisdom
Money Minute
The best advice comes from those with experience. What might you learn from a retiree?
 

I recently came across a New York Times story that featured retirees telling college kids things they wish they had known about retirement when they were young. It’s essentially a “lesson’s learned” kind of discussion and I thought it was brilliantly simple and effective.

So often, we feel we’re on our own trying to navigate a complex world. And we forget that there are others who have travelled similar paths before us.

So, I have a suggestion that we all take a moment to ask a retired person for their advice. Find out if retirement is what they expected. Do they feel they prepared enough? What do they wish they had known when they were younger?

Something tells me they’ll appreciate your company and friendly conversation, and in return, you may gain some priceless wisdom.




By clicking the above link, you'll leave this site and go to a third-party website. Ariel does not control the content or privacy practices of the other website and does not endorse or accept responsibility for the content, policies, activities, products or services offered on the site.

The information on this page is provided for educational purposes only and is not tax, legal, financial planning or investment advice. Neither the information nor any opinion expressed in this section constitutes an offer to buy or sell any securities or advisory products. The information provided is general and is not information reasonably sufficient upon which to base an investment decision and should not be considered a recommendation to purchase or sell any particular security. You should not regard this information as a substitute for the exercise of your own judgment. Investing involves risk.

 
Past performance does not guarantee future results. © Ariel Investments, LLC. This website and all of its content is for informational and educational purposes only and should not be considered to be investment advice or a recommendation to buy or sell any particular security. The mutual funds offered by Ariel Investment Trust are distributed by Ariel Distributors, LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Ariel Investments, LLC. Use of this website is subject to our Terms & Conditions. The Ariel mutual funds referred to in this site may be offered only to persons in the United States. This web site should not be considered a solicitation or offering of any investment products, funds or services to ineligible investors, investors for whom such products, funds or services are not suitable, or investors outside the United States.

Check the background of this firm on FINRA's BrokerCheck
Ariel Distributors, LLC is a member of the Securities Investor Protection Corporation