6 Ways the Pandemic Has Been a Dress Rehearsal for Retirement – and How You Can Take Advantage

What do lockdowns and retirement have in common? Quite a bit. And the parallels can be helpful in your retirement planning.

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Uncharted territories are difficult to navigate, but what if you had the ability to do a test run for one of life’s most important milestones – retirement? This pandemic has been just that in more ways than one.

Families, schools and businesses have been left feeling whiplashed by the efforts of government and officials as they close, re-open and re-close aspects or our economy and our daily lives. The global pandemic has tested our true grit on so many levels as a nation and economy.

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Julia Pham, CFP®, AIF®, CDFA®
Wealth Adviser, Halbert Hargrove

Julia Pham joined Halbert Hargrove as a Wealth Adviser in 2015. Her role includes encouraging HH clients to explore and fine-tune their aspirations — and working with them to create a road map to attain the goals that matter to them. Julia has worked in financial services since 2007. Julia earned a Bachelor of Arts degree cum laude in Economics and Sociology, and an MBA, both from the University of California at Irvine.