5 Retirement Lessons from the Return of Sports

Your retirement game plan could take a lesson from what’s going on in the sports world: Athletes are back in the game, but in a new way.

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After a long interruption, the summer has seen the return of sports. From the NBA bubble in Orlando to cardboard fans in the stands of Major League Baseball, sports are back. While not all sports are back at full strength, and while college football continues to debate what back to play might look like, American fans are happy to have live sports back on television.

Bringing back sports has not been easy in this COVID-19 world and keeping them going will continue to be challenging.

Your retirement life has also been upended in this new world. You faced the unknown in the spring, canceled plans and trips. Now as you restart your retirement and financial life, what lessons can be learned from the world of sports? Here are our top five takeaways.

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Scot Landborg
CEO - Senior Wealth Adviser, Sterling Wealth Partners

Scot Landborg has over 17 years of experience advising clients on retirement planning strategies. Scot is CEO and Senior Wealth Adviser for Sterling Wealth Partners (opens in new tab). He is host of the retirement planning podcast Retire Eyes Wide Open. Scot is a regular contributor to Kiplinger.com and has been quoted in "U.S. News & World Report," Market Watch, Yahoo Finance, Nasdaq and Investopedia. He also formally hosted the nationally syndicated radio show "Smart Money Talk Radio."