Retirement It’s never too early to start planning for your retirement. Regardless of your age, there are steps you can take even if retirement seems like a long way off. As you get closer to retiring, the importance of a sound plan becomes even more critical. One of your first steps will be to determine the timing of your retirement. While you may have some personal and emotional reasons for the choice you make, there is a very basic math equation to consider. We will assist you in reviewing your financial needs and doing the realistic calculations on when you can afford to retire. Some of your key considerations include the cost of medical expenses, the amount and timing of taking Social Security, and the type of lifestyle you want to maintain in retirement. At Guidant Wealth Advisors we can help build the long-term vision for your retirement, and then make adjustments as you move through various phases of your career.