Managing Stress In Work

The Principle:

A recent survey says many of us have high stress jobs, so how are you managing stress? How do we take better care of ourselves and our financial futures to help manage that stress? And is early retirement a solution to a stressful job? Brian Bowen explores those questions and more on this week’s podcast.

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Honest Takes:

[0:15] High Job Stress

  • A survey by CareerCast says 8 in 10 Americans have jobs with high stress. However, not as many of us are managing stress. A sheriff in California learned how to deal with his stress by training for Ironman competitions.
  • It’s no different with finances, you need to give yourself the time to improve.
  • Integrity Financial Planning has an online financial health assessment with quick easy ideas to improve your financial health.

[4:40] Retiring Because of Stress

  • Stress is a big component for some clients who decide to retire from their jobs.
  • Some take a semi-early retirement and work part-time.
  • A million dollars or half a million dollars is not as much money as it used to be.
  • Trying to semi-retire is becoming a popular strategy.
  • Brian shares how certain tax strategies can impact your retirement savings.
  • You want to enjoy life while you can because there are no guarantees.

Today’s Truth:


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