On Friday, while watching the Ryder Cup, I was chatting to a friend of mine. He works in the public service and has a DB pension. He is getting pretty fed up in work however and would love to retire early. He had never heard of having a cashflow to support his thinking. With my laptop handy, I cracked open Voyant. After all, there is no time like the present!
Here is his Cashflow....
If he retires at 65- in the top chart- he will have enough income to match is desired lifestyle until he is 93. If he were to retire at 60 he would run into a cash shortfall position - red- at 72. So 5 years extra work gives him 20 more years with a positive cashflow. Pretty dramatic right?
He was delighted to have the context for his decision and is now going to work with a financial adviser to achieve his goal.
I had to tell him however that not many financial advisers in Ireland, could actually give him this advice in such a rapid and visual way(it took me 3 minutes). He couldn't believe this. He said "so what are they doing"!
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