Imagine a jigsaw puzzle. Lots of interlocking pieces to fit together that require your skill, ability, ingenuity, and patience that, once assembled, creates a picture. Once you have figured out how all the pieces fit together, you feel a sense of accomplishment and you are rewarded by the picture the puzzle creates. Congratulations. You now know how retirement planning works.
As with a jigsaw puzzle, there are many pieces to the retirement planning puzzle. However, while the jigsaw puzzle pieces only fit together one way, there is no one correct way for the pieces of the retirement puzzle to come together. You have options in how you assemble the puzzle. If successful, the picture that emerges will be a satisfying and happy retirement.
Consider the pieces of the retirement planning puzzle.