You might have a lot to look forward to in the 2020s. First of all, 2020 is over! Maybe your children will graduate from college, maybe you’ll become a grandparent, and maybe you’ll retire. The whole world also has a lot to look forward to in 2021, mostly the vaccine and the end of COVID (hopefully)! Here are four reasons to be optimistic about 2021.

The Postponed Tokyo Olympics

After a year of many canceled sporting events, we can all look forward to watching the world’s best athletes compete on TV. The 2020 Tokyo Olympics were postponed due to COVID and are rescheduled for July of 2021. They will be “the Games that conquered COVID,” even if they are held with a limited in-person audience. The Olympics had never before been postponed and were last canceled during World War II.[1]

2021 is the Year of the Ox

2020 was the Chinese Zodiac year of the rat, which signifies the renewal of opportunity for success in new ventures. It was certainly a year of change, and it may present new opportunities we’ll only realize in 2021. The year of the Ox signifies career advancement and success in business. Perhaps after a tough year, this will be the case.

The Mars Rover Landing

On February 18th, the Perseverance rover is scheduled to land on the surface of Mars. It will look for signs of ancient life on the planet and collect rock and soil samples. It could also pave the way for human exploration of Mars by collecting information about the planet’s geology and climate.[2]

More Movies and TV Series

Was the new season of your favorite show postponed until 2021? This was the case with many series in 2020. Once production begins again, you can look forward to something new to watch – finally! It will also be a big year of movies. Many filmmakers didn’t want to release new movies when movie theatres were closed or mostly empty in 2020, so there is a pent-up supply of entertainment. Get ready for the 25th Bond film, and a Spielberg version of West Side Story, among others.

Whatever the 21st year of the 21st century brings, we’re here to help you through it. So much could change in our world during your retirement, and a solid financial plan can help meet unexpected challenges and big life changes. We can help you create a retirement plan suited to your unique needs and continue to work with you throughout your retirement Schedule a no-cost, no-obligation financial review to talk with us.