How do you define retirement success?

What I’ve learned from working with thousands of retirees is that no two people are alike. That applies not only to your circumstances, but your goals as well. I commonly make references to “The Alaskan Cruise” because it seems like the most sought-after retirement trip for Floridians, but for some people, an Alaskan Cruise is not desirable at all.

Some people love the beach and some loathe it. Some people want to travel to as many places as possible, and some don’t like to travel further than 10 miles from their home.

I have one client who loves nothing more than mowing her 5-acre property and listening to music while she does so.

So, even if it’s just for a few days a year, what does a successful retirement look like to you? Are you watching your grandkids? Are you on a tropical island?

I’d love to hear what you come up with, so feel free to email me at with what a successful retirement looks like for you.

Don Anders offers Securities and advisory services offered through Madison Avenue Securities, LLC (MAS), member FINRA/SIPC, and a Registered Investment Advisor.