Join Chip Munn, CEO of Signature Wealth Group and Senior Wealth Advisor with RJFS, as he interviews Angie Ward. Angie is a leadership professor and author living in Greenwood, Indiana. Angie and her husband, Dave, have always believed in being intentional with their lives, including their finances. This belief in intentionality, coupled with a value of service to others and the joy found in giving, has brought Dave and Angie to embracing a new adventure as they explore life after raising their children.
Leadership as a field has a strong focus on the importance of influence and intentionally. These two words are also defining descriptors for how both Angie and Dave live every day. Dave and Angie received advice at an early age to not simply let things happen ‘to them’ which they took to heart in their marriage, their parenting, and their professional endeavors. They even went as far as creating a family mission statement prior to having children and having it painted on the wall in every home they’ve owned.
Don’t let ‘life’ happen to you. There is a common notion that retirement is that living the ‘way you want to’ doesn’t happen until a specific time, deferring happiness and fulfillment until the typical retirement age of 65. Angie and Dave believe it is essential to live with intention; otherwise, you could be missing or wasting opportunities. They also believe deeply in the importance of stewardship or making sure you are properly handling the things that you have been entrusted with in life – including your family, friends, finances, opportunities, talents, and more. You have the power to make a difference by nurturing these things and utilizing them appropriately.
As Angie and Dave found themselves preparing for a new season of life as empty or ‘open’ nesters, they had to decide how they wanted this to look for themselves and their legacy. They had spent many years focused on raising their children and now with a renewed sense of availability, were ready to dedicate themselves to a new ‘project’ fully.
After receiving an inheritance in the unfortunate loss of a family member, they decided it was time to utilize those financial resources to further their positive impact while staying true to their core values. Once they had some time to come together and deice how to accomplish this best, Angie and Dave realized they genuinely have hearts for developing younger leaders and working with young adults. Having never wanted to retire and ‘live simply for themselves,’ the next season in life for them came into full view.
Tune in to episode five of The Retirement Remix now to hear Chip and Angie discuss in-depth:
- Applying appropriate stewardship into everyday aspects of your life
- What a ‘Launch Fund’ is and why Angie and her husband decided to create one for each of their children.
- How to begin setting patterns and habits around where your resources go by different values or beliefs.
- What the next steps are that Angie and Dave are taking in expanding their impact and leaning even further into their beliefs and values.
- How to have conversations and ask questions openly and honestly with others around life changes, big decisions, or financial endeavors.
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