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5 Easy Ways to be Retirement Ready @JimAwesomeYears RTO/ERO is the bilingual trusted voice on healthy, active living in the retirement journey for the broader education community. RTO/ERO insurance programs are designed by members for members. RTO/ERO welcomes members from the broader education community — including teachers, principals, administrative, support and school board staff. rto_ero facebook.com/rto.ero linkedin.com/in/jimgrieve by Jim Grieve, Executive Director, RTO/ERO Joining RTO/ERO a few years before you retire helps you to build a new network to ensure a smooth transition when you're ready for the next life stage. Sign up for a Retirement Planning Workshop near you Planning for retirement is a big step. From our experience talking to pre-retirees, here are five easy ways to get ready for retirement. 1. Be fearless 3. Embrace being retired-ish Join RTO/ERO to smooth the transition We all dream about retirement, but we're not necessarily eager to grow older. So we may put off retirement planning — even though we may be retired longer than we're employed. Conquer your fear of retirement. RTO/ERO has many resources to help you get started. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ask your retired friends for advice 2. 4. 5. Many of our RTO/ERO members say they wish they'd started planning earlier. For you, these retired members are like your personal time machine — connect with them to gain advice and perspective. Not sure how much money you need to retire? Learn about retirement income, lifestyle options and speak one-on-one with retirement experts at one of RTO/ERO's Retirement Planning Workshops. Advertorial www.rto-ero.org/retirement-planning-workshops Education is hard work, but it's also "heart work." So it's important to be retiring to something, not just from something. Becoming retired-ish is an easy way to explore new passions without giving up old ones — or breaking the bank to finance them. $ $ 1-800-361-9888 ? * Show me the money

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