After years of growing a profitable business in the northern suburbs, Marvin woke up one morning and knew that it was time to get out. Now, it just might’ve had something to do with a very cold temperature and continued frozen forecast. But for whatever reason, Marvin’s brain flipped a switch and retiring and moving south were all he thought about.
Well, as luck would have it, a fellow Rotary member named Alan, expressed an interest. They sketched out an agreement then had Al’s lawyer put it in legalese. Inside of thirty days, Marvin had put his house on the market and moved to Florida.
It was everything Marvin had dreamed about: moderate temperatures, relaxed schedule, and the beginnings of a social life.
Three months into retirement all was going well. His Minnesota house had sold. Alan’s business purchase payments were coming in steadily.
Six months into retirement he couldn’t believe he hadn’t done this sooner. But Alan’s payments were starting to be late…
Now some of you may have been aware of a market correction from 2008-2011 and this comparison is about the effect of time on your plans to harvest your business.
Both owners saw their revenue contract but they took difference approaches. Continue reading “Retirement = Current Business Value)/time * Options – what is retirement worth?”