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Life After Retirement

Life after retirement is a complicated time. Not only do you have to worry about your retirement savings, but, you also need to find meaning in your life. Here are some retirement ideas to help you get more from the best years of your life.

Learning to Live Alone… with Other People
2 years ago

Learning to Live Alone… with Other People

Learning to live alone can be very empowering – and expensive.

As solo women, we often prefer to live alone, but we want to do so in an environment which also provides social connections, activities and the sense of community we crave. Community makes it easier to maintain our independence by allowing us to “live alone, together,” the core of the Entourage concept that I write about in my book Retiring Solo. Read More

Retirement Living Beyond Florida: Here’s How Boomer Women Are Really Retiring!
2 years ago

Retirement Living Beyond Florida: Here’s How Boomer Women Are Really Retiring!

In retirement, as in almost all things, we’re doing things differently than generations previous. Always-sunny, closed-in, air-conditioned, cookie-cutter communities in Florida are no longer the default destination. Like seriously, NO. But what is the plan? Read More

Travel First Class… and Other Reminders for a Happy Retirement
2 years ago

Travel First Class… and Other Reminders for a Happy Retirement

By  •  Lifestyle

Have you retired or are about to retire? Here are a few things to remember as you move into this next journey of your life. Note that retirement is not about an age or amount of money; it is when work is optional!

Some of these reminders are passed down from an older generation but we sometimes forget them. Read More

Celebrating Midlife from the Top of (Not Over!) the Hill
2 years ago

Celebrating Midlife from the Top of (Not Over!) the Hill

By  •  Mindset

You probably don’t know it, but if you are between the ages of about 45 and 65, you’re living atop the proverbial hill. Read More

Shared Housing for Seniors – Solutions for Income and Companionship
2 years ago

Shared Housing for Seniors – Solutions for Income and Companionship

Arnie calls her home “my accordion house” and laughs.

It’s a huge Victorian building in the center of Concord, New Hampshire. Arnie inherited it from an aunt who lived on the second floor until her death. When her husband died at an early age, she was suddenly a widow of very limited means. Read More

Judi Dench Doesn’t Allow These Words in Her House and Neither Do I!
2 years ago

Judi Dench Doesn’t Allow These Words in Her House and Neither Do I!

For many people, “retirement” is seen as the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow; it is a reward for a lifetime of hard work and an opportunity to relax and take it easy. Well, that’s the idea at least!

In reality, the concept of retirement, in a traditional sense, is both unrealistic and unhealthy. Now, before you accuse me of being out of touch with reality, let me explain. Then, I’ll tell you how this all relates to two words that Judi Dench refuses to let into her house. Read More

I’m Facing a Difficult Retirement Challenge. Can You Help?
2 years ago

I’m Facing a Difficult Retirement Challenge. Can You Help?

By  •  Lifestyle

My new phase of retirement is going to be a challenge. Can I do it? We’ll see.

The challenge begins in five weeks when my husband retires from his job as an airline pilot. He is used to traveling, having jet lag and doing his own thing. Read More

Don’t Be Afraid to Retire Solo – You Are Not Alone!
2 years ago

Don’t Be Afraid to Retire Solo – You Are Not Alone!

I recently gave myself permission to retire solo.

I had been spending a lot of time thinking about what the future would look like for me as a single woman and a solo entrepreneur. (I am solo both personally and professionally.) Read More

Here Are the Best Happy Retirement Wishes, According to the Recently Retired
2 years ago

Here Are the Best Happy Retirement Wishes, According to the Recently Retired

When a friend or coworker is facing retirement, it can be difficult to know what to say to them.

On the one hand, you know that they are embarking on a new adventure. On the other hand, you have probably heard that retirement is not always what it is cracked up to be. Read More

How to Engage with Your Passions in Retirement Through Non-Profit Board Work
2 years ago

How to Engage with Your Passions in Retirement Through Non-Profit Board Work

Retirement for most Boomers does not mean taking it easy in a rocking chair. They aren’t looking for another job but many recognize a calling to find a way to give back to their community. One way is to serve as a board member for a not for profit organization. Read More