“Waste neither time nor money but make the best use of both” – Benjamin Franklin.

Irish people are living around five years longer than at the turn of the century. This means that men have an average age of 78.4 year while women can expect to live to 82.8 years.

While a social argument is forming around the State’s ability to cater and care for those who are living longer, it is worth investigating how we are preparing for living longer. Have our attitudes changed towards how we financially plan for a longer life?

Are we embracing the fact that we have more time on our hands and how that time could be better spent? Are you living the life you want?

This isn’t an advisory piece on how one should be building a nest egg for future rainy days. Rather it takes a more philosophical approach to how we choose to live. If you are financially comfortable, ask yourself if you are living the best life you can?

With the right financial planning, there is scope to live the life you want. Here’s how:

  1. Figure out if you have enough.
  2. Decide how you want to spend your time? What is your plan for life’s myriad phases and how do you transition between those phases?
  3. Live it.

If these points resonate then a service like AdvisorPro can help. AdvisorPro isn’t a one-off or even an annual MOT on your finances. It is a continuum that will keep a well-trained eye on your finances by optimising, organising and simplifying your money. It can buy you piece-of-mind without being a demand on your time. AdvisorPro frees up your time to spend money in all the right places.

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