For those looking for the ultimate bucket list item and life achievement, climbing Mount Everest often tops the list. Those who successfully scale Mount Everest join a small and select group, and their photos of themselves at the summit are often among their most prized possessions.
Getting to the top, though, is only half the battle. Once there, you still have to get back down. That’s no easy task. In fact, more people die on the way down Mount Everest than on the way up.
Sir Edmund Hillary was the first to successfully ascend and descend Everest, but many believe that another man, George Mallory, actually reached the summit years before. His body was found in repelling gear and with a picture indicating that he’d reached the summit. Those signs suggest he made it to the top and was on his way down when he met his demise.
What made the difference between Sir Edmund Hillary and George Mallory? Hillary used a Sherpa to guide his journey. Mallory did not. The Sherpa was a local who had unique knowledge and experience with the mountain, so he could help Hillary minimize risk and make informed decisions.
What does this have to do with your finances and your retirement? Check out the video above, and then contact us at Carstens Financial Group. Having the right Sherpa could make all the difference in helping you live a comfortable, enjoyable and secure retirement.
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