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4 Tips for Creating Your Best Retirement Bucket List


If you’re retiring soon, you may feel as though you have endless possibilities ahead of you, and rightly so! For many, retirement offers the unique freedom to explore your lifelong ambitions—enjoying your retirement as you gain new experiences. What’s something you’ve always wanted to do, but you never had the time while you were working?

Now is a great time to consider your values, interests, and passions. Use those as a guide to create your personal bucket list for retirement. A bucket list can add meaning and excitement to this new life stage. Below are a few tips to help you draft your own bucket list!

Start Small

Start with a small, simple list—anywhere from 10 to 20 items. You can always add more later as you check off experiences! Your list could include a simpler goal, such as participating in a cooking class hosted by a local chef, as well as goals that take longer to achieve like visiting the capital city of each state.

Share Your List

Sharing your list with friends or family members will add a layer of accountability, providing healthy motivation to turn your goals into reality. Enjoying your retirement is that much more meaningful when your loved ones are part of it.

Look for Outside Inspiration

Search engines, social media, and conversations with loved ones can inspire your bucket list. The list below can help you get started as you consider your personal retirement bucket list!

Try These Ideas

  • Volunteer at your favorite local charity
  • Create a list of must-read books and begin reading
  • Research your family lineage
  • Take classes at a local college or university
  • Travel to other countries
  • Learn to play an instrument
  • Mentor a student or young adult
  • Visit one of the seven wonders of the world
  • Help your grandchildren create their own bucket lists
  • Restore a vintage car
  • Complete a gardening or landscaping project
  • Learn a new language
  • See your favorite sports team in every U.S. stadium
  • Ride in a hot air balloon
  • Reconnect with old friends

Use this chapter of your life to embark on your newly-created bucket list. No matter what you do, remember that you’re entering the golden era of your life. Make the most of these amazing years by creating new memories and expanding your horizons.

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