Retiree’s Guide: Overcoming Frugality & Embracing Spending, Pt 2 | MHFI 162

Doug and Carl talk about the shift from saving to spending in retirement. It’s not always easy to go from being a big save to a big spender. Or even a little spender.

  • Why do early retirees feel guilty about spending?
  • Societal expectations
  • Finding balance

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0:00 Introduction

1:12 Psychology of frugality & guilt

6:22 Pivoting to spending more

11:04 Tips & strategies for spending

15:30 Spending in retirement

25:12 Happiness & community

30:36 New branded products coming soon

36:22 Financial flexibility

39:28 Creating a retirement budget vs. actual spending

47:32 Questions for listeners/viewers

51:07 Soundcheck – Simple food stories