Where will your retirement money come from? Have you considered what retirement even means to you? The post-millennial meaning of retirement is entirely different from the pre millennial meaning. Most people expect qualified retirement plans, Social Security, personal savings and investments to fund their post-retirement lifestyle, but what if those funding sources are compromised by unavoidable or uncontrollable circumstances? Once you have estimated the amount of money you may need for retirement or to become financially independent, a thoughtful approach involves taking an investigative look at your potential retirement-income sources, identifying possible threats to the security of those funding sources, and establishing a rock-solid strategy to secure a sustainable living benefit.