Al Kushner of Superior Mutual: 5 Things Retirees Say They Wish They Were Told Before They Began Retirement

Yitzi Weiner
Authority Magazine
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12 min readMar 24, 2021

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Think About the Cost of Living — When you retire, you may go to the movie theater more often, frequent restaurants with friends, or take on new club memberships. Look at how you want to spend your time and then calculate the costs involved with these commitments. Also, go over basic living expenses, such as housing costs, gas prices and grocery bills. If you’re planning to move to a new area, check out the businesses, you might frequent and compare the cost.

As a part of my series about the “5 Things Retirees Say They Wish They Were Told Before They Began Retirement”, I had the pleasure of interviewing Al Kushner.

Al Kushner is a recognized Financial Educator, Author, Speaker and Retirement Specialist. As the Founder and President of Superior Mutual Inc, Al and his team help families and individuals preserve, protect and pass on a lasting legacy. He is a warm and gifted communicator who has a passion for helping hard working seniors keep more of what they have worked a lifetime to save.

Thank you so much for doing this with us! Our readers would love to “get to know you” a bit better. Can you share with us the backstory about what brought you to your specific career path?

I was born in a small city in New York called Brooklyn, but spent my formative years growing up in a smaller beach community. In college, I worked part-time for an insurance agency cold calling. After college, I wanted to go into advertising and be like Don Draper of Mad Men. Instead, I found by accident that my marketing and management background was in demand — primarily in sales positions. Since then, I have worked with several insurance companies which led me to open my agency, Superior Mutual. I’ve spent my career doing what I love. My new book, The Savvy Guide to Buying Burial Insurance, is in some ways a love story — it’s about my love of educating the public and helping them make informed…

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Yitzi Weiner
Authority Magazine

A “Positive” Influencer, Founder & Editor of Authority Magazine, CEO of Thought Leader Incubator