Retirement Planning with Ron Swanson

Believe it or not, you can learn a lot about retirement from the show 'Parks and Recreation', especially from the character Ron Swanson, played by Offerman.

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Have you ever watched the hit TV show Parks and Recreation? The comedy show starring Amy Poehler and Nick Offerman ran from 2009 to 2015 and followed the antics of an Indiana town’s public officials as they pursued projects to make their city a better place.

Believe it or not, you can learn a lot about retirement from the show, especially from the character Ron Swanson, played by Offerman. For instance, Ron once said: “There’s only one thing I hate more than lying: skim milk. Which is water that’s lying about being milk.”

In the financial world, you can compare that to having a financial advisor who comes up with ways to sell you financial products. Ask yourself: Are you dealing with the real thing, or the skim milk of the financial world?

Check out today’s show if you want to hear more of Ron’s wisdom. As always, if you have any questions about retirement or investing, feel free to reach out to us for help.

Here’s some of the wisdom we discuss in this episode:

  • “There’s only one thing I hate more than lying: skim milk. Which is water that’s lying about being milk.”
  • “I’d wish you the best of luck but I believe luck is a concept created by the weak to explain their failures.”
  • “The whole point of this country is if you want to eat garbage, balloon up to 600 pounds and die of a heart attack at 43, you can! You are free to do so. To me, that’s beautiful.”

Thanks for listening! We’ll be back for another show every other Thursday.

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