All that has a beginning must surely have an end.
Have you been working for some years and it is time to hand over and retire?
Do you have plans for when you retire?
Retirement although dreaded is an event in the lives of many that must come to pass.
Depending on how well you prepare you make your retirement a time to look forward to.
Here are some tips on how to prepare for retirement in Nigeria:
Adopt a sustainable lifestyle
There is always a growing desire in the minds of many to improve their lifestyle and this comes with a price.
When planning for retirement however, you need to curb your excesses and have financial discipline. This will go a long way to make you contempt especially after you retire.
If you choose to live lavishly and you are unable to sustain it at retirement then you have design a roadmap of frustration for yourself.
Have a Long Term Savings Plan
From the very first day you receive your pay check you should set aside some amount of money for your retirement.
It is never too early to start.
Government policies in Nigeria have made this easy by introducing the contributory pension scheme for workers both in the private and public sectors.
This allows you to be catered for after retirement by providing a monthly stipend for you.
Set up a Business
As you draw close to retirement, you can develop business ideas. These ideas can be centered on things that you are passionate about and will be willing to work on.
This is important for people who are used to physical activities and would get bored easily by doing nothing.
Finally, remember to carry out routine health checks and maintain a healthy diet so that you will not only retire happy but also age gracefully.