Experiences > Stuff
Now a U2 concert may not be everyone's cup of tea. It may be seeing your alma mater in the Rose Bowl (still waiting, Bear Down Arizona!), an experience as a family volunteering to help the less fortunate, or a family vacation that started with us locked on a military base eating bags of chips for dinner (don't ask).
The things that remain with us are the moments we experience.
Those shared experiences get stronger over time as the stories get recounted and embellished. Even the bad ones. The joy you felt when you picked up your iPhone 7 fades, but your memories get sweeter.
As I help you plan your future, we don't start with the "number"....you need $979,501 to retire, Mr. Barton.
We start with the experiences you want while you're alive. Money is just a tool to get there.
“I don’t know why, know why
Everybody wanna die rich
Champagne, New plane
Work your way down that list.
We try, everybody tries
Tries to fit into that ditch
You can’t take it with you when you go
Never seen a hearse with a trailer hitch”
Kristian Bush, "Trailer Hitch (Goodwill Version)"