For some people, retirement represents the chance to try something different or embrace a lifestyle that previously was impractical or unattainable. You might dream about settling down abroad, traveling the world, relaxing at a beach house, or buying an RV to explore the country.
Before you go all in on what you think is your dream retirement, it’s worthwhile to test out your vision first.
Think about retirement in the context of buying a car. Before purchasing a car, you’re going to take it for a drive so that you can try out the different features, get a feel for how it handles, gauge how comfortable it is, and experience its driving behaviors. A test drive can help you determine what you like or don’t like about a car, and ultimately can be the deciding factor.