Good morning! It’s Friday July 5 and I’m the only one awake. I’ve cleaned up the fireworks. Now I’m sitting in the kitchen catching up on emails and daydreaming about our summer vacation. Road Trip!!! I’ve been a Dad for a while. I’ve seen things. I can definitely navigate us from Kansas City to Charleston, SC. No problem! We’ll even hit a few stops along the way. But can I navigate my family to retirement?

Wow – I tee’d that one up for you didn’t I? But it’s true, we’ve all heard the saying “People spend more time planning their vacations, than they spend planning for retirement.” So that got me thinking. In what ways is planning a vacation similar to planning for retirement. Let me give you some loose analogies: