We spend much of our lives saving for—and anticipating—our retirement. But what are the best aspects of being retired? U.S. News recently shared "The 3 Best Things About Being Retired" (January 2015). Included in this list are:
More time to work out. Cramming your gym sessions between client meetings and around long commutes can be more trouble than it's worth: It's no wonder most Americans don't exercise enough. Retirement opens up your schedule to incorporate morning yoga classes, afternoon swimming or evening circuit training.
Weekends never end. When your "weekend" is on a Wednesday, you can take advantage of reduced rates, not to mention reduced crowds: Stroll through quiet museums and enjoy discounted stays at hotels.
The website eHow offers its own spin on "The Advantages of Retirement" (updated February 2015):
What do you think is the biggest perk of retirement? What are these lists missing?