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August in the UK or relaxing on a Crewed Yacht in the Grenadines and Caribbean – difficult choice?

I am beavering away in the office helping my clients plan for their future life and have just looked out of the window. How gloomy can an August day be in the UK? To top this, a client I had a meeting with today tells me that he has bought a Schooner which he charters out in the Grenadines and Caribbean and promptly gets me to look at his website where there are photos of coral blue seas, white sandy beaches and schools of dolphins swimming alongside.

I am beavering away in the office helping my clients plan for their future life and have just looked out of the window. How gloomy can an August day be in the UK? To top this, a client I had a meeting with today tells me that he has bought a Schooner which he charters out in the Grenadines and Caribbean and promptly gets me to look at his website – www.winwardschooner.com where there are photos of coral blue seas, white sandy beaches and schools of dolphins swimming alongside.

When the sun shines here our beautiful countryside can stand up to competition from around the world. You can often find me walking and cycling the lanes and bridle paths near home at 6.30 in the morning and when the sun shines it is glorious. BUT as we all know the English weather can be very hit and miss.

All the more reason why, for our retirement, we should be able to choose where to spend our valuable time and to do this we need to plan ahead. Too many people have a “live today - tomorrow will look after itself” attitude. Unfortunately, tomorrow is just round the corner for many baby boomers and the emphasis should now be on how to make the years ahead in retirement as happy as possible. After all, the average life expectancy for a 65 year old male in the UK is 17 years – and that’s just the average. Women can live even longer.

There is a big wide world out there and my existing clients are testament to the adventures you can have in retirement. What would you like to do when you retire?

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