Money and Success

Ready, Set, Retire

Kris Miller, chFEBS, CSA, LDA

Ready, Set, Retire! – Happily Ever After?

With the crazy financial markets of the last decade, most people feel that a storybook retirement is no longer possible. Here to save the day is Tom Hegna, an economist, retired Lieutenant Colonel, and former senior executive officer of a Fortune 100 company. He shares the math and science behind a successful retirement. Despite what most experts say, “Happily ever after” is still within your grasp.

Why is retirement different for today’s retirees than it was for people who retired 20 or 30 years ago?
In your book, you say that longevity risk is the biggest retirement risk. Can you explain why?
What are some other retirement risks and how can you deal with them?
Is there a best way to retire? What are some simple steps that people should consider?
What are some ways to get the most out of your IRA or 401(k)?
When should people start taking Social Security?
Your book is titled Paychecks and Playchecks: Retirement Solutions For Life. What is a “Playcheck?”

Tom Hegna is a retirement expert, renowned speaker and bestselling author. His book, Paychecks and Playchecks: Retirement Solutions for Life, has sold over 40,000 copies and has remained the #1 bestseller in its Kindle category for the last two years. Tom has imparted his retirement wisdom in the form of thousands of retirement keynotes and workshops, helping countless boomers and seniors retire “Happily Ever After.” You can learn more or purchase his book at