I’m pleased to announce that I’ve been partnering with VSP® Individual Vision Plans to develop a great resource for people who are self-employed and looking to retire.
Most of the people who read my blogs and newsletters are self-employed. And many of you have heard me say, you have to make things happen – Nothing Happens by Itself. That’s certainly true of retirement planning.
If you Google “retirement for self-employed” you’ll get almost 20 million hits . . . all about money and saving. But there’s a lot more to retirement than just putting money in the bank. Yes, you need to address finances. But you also need to look at insurance, housing options, lifestyle, and even whether or not you’ll keep working for extra income on the side.
Check out the resource guide here.
Why this Partnership?
Like many of you, I’ve been self-employed for more than twenty years. And for a long time, I went without vision insurance. Then I found out about VSP Individual Vision Plans. I signed up last year and scheduled my first eye exam in more than five years. It was covered. Then I got new glasses. In all, I saved a few hundred dollars right away because I was covered by an Individual Vision Plan . It really makes frames, lenses, and exams affordable again!
That’s why I decided to partner with VSP to create this resource. VSP is working to become a true resource for the self-employed community.
While I make a living helping small business owners become more successful, I’m also a strong advocate of work-life balance. That means you have to look at more than finances. VSP paid me to create this resource so they could bring this information to a broader audience. I was happy to do it – and I think you’ll love the result.
One of the most important elements of being self-employed is creating our lifestyle as we work in our businesses. Being self-employed means we have a lot of flexibility. So looking at retirement includes looking at how our lifestyle will change, and making plans to move in that direction.
At the same time, we live in an era where more and more people are creating jobs for themselves online. It’s now easy to continue working past what some people consider to be re-tirement age. Luckily for us, that doesn’t mean flipping burgers when we’re 70. It basically means doing the same work we’ve been doing for twenty or thirty years, just on a different schedule.
In addition to covering the topics mentioned above, I also have lots of juicy resources in the white paper. These include the most important links you’ll need at the Social Security web site. I also call out some recommended “Action Steps” for you to take.
Please download the Retirement Resources for the Self-Employed white paper. I’d love to hear your feedback on this resource.