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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.

Is the Life of a Roving Retiree for You?
2 months ago

Is the Life of a Roving Retiree for You?

My husband and I ‘fired’ the corporate world early! We had enough of late night teleconference calls. Not to mention we were tired of long hours spent commuting to work and the little time we had for ourselves and each other. Read More

Would You Live in a Tiny Home Village? Now You Can!
2 months ago

Would You Live in a Tiny Home Village? Now You Can!

By  •  Lifestyle

Not long after our kids move out, most of us start to wonder whether we still need all the stuff around the house. Then, as we approach retirement, we start to wonder, do we even need the house? Why not move into a smaller place and give our retirement savings a boost with the money that we save? Read More

Lobster or Chicken? How to Spend Your Money in Retirement
2 months ago

Lobster or Chicken? How to Spend Your Money in Retirement

I saw this as a little blurb in an AARP article: “When you eat out, do you order lobster or chicken?” I stopped cold. I order the chicken, of course. And now I’m annoyed with myself. Read More

What Do You Plan to Do with “Your One Wild and Precious Life?”
2 months ago

What Do You Plan to Do with “Your One Wild and Precious Life?”

By  •  Mindset

“Tell me, what is it you plan to do

With your one wild and precious life?”

– Mary Oliver, The Summer Day

Mary Oliver’s quote was like a slap in the face – gentle, but insistent. It was the third time I’d seen that quote in the last two weeks. I wondered, “What’s going on here? What am I missing?” Read More

When Retirement Becomes Less About Money and More About Emotional Wealth
3 months ago

When Retirement Becomes Less About Money and More About Emotional Wealth

By  •  Lifestyle

In 1964, Bob Dylan wrote the song, “The Times They Are a-Changin’.” As he sang those famous words, I wonder if he had any idea how much they would come to represent an entire generation of Americans. Read More

Thinking About Retirement? Here’s How to Find Your Own North Star and Get More from Life
3 months ago

Thinking About Retirement? Here’s How to Find Your Own North Star and Get More from Life

By  •  Lifestyle

Last year, I met with two of my retired friends for a Saturday afternoon glass of wine. Both had retired within the previous two years. Read More

Why We Should Replace the Word “Retirement” with the Phrase “Lifestyle Change”
3 months ago

Why We Should Replace the Word “Retirement” with the Phrase “Lifestyle Change”

By  •  Lifestyle

We read about how wonderful being over 60 is and that retirement is almost regarded as Nirvana. Social media is splashed with photographs of retirees enjoying themselves and looking happy. Read More

Not So Guilty Pleasures: 3 Life Enhancers to Make You Feel Like a Million Bucks After 60
3 months ago

Not So Guilty Pleasures: 3 Life Enhancers to Make You Feel Like a Million Bucks After 60

Who doesn’t love it when they find a pleasure that’s absolutely free? Not only do I know I’ve treated myself to something wonderful, I feel very clever about it, which makes me feel, well, rich. And that is the whole point of my philosophy of living like a millionaire on a retirement budget. Read More

The Importance of Setting Goals When You’re Flying Solo After 60
3 months ago

The Importance of Setting Goals When You’re Flying Solo After 60

Many of us find ourselves living alone as we get older, whether through death, divorce or a lifelong commitment to singleness. Many of us embrace this independence, while others are not as comfortable with it. Read More

5 Ways to Take the Fear Out of Retirement
3 months ago

5 Ways to Take the Fear Out of Retirement

Maybe it’s not a feeling of fear that you feel… maybe it’s more like dread or uneasiness of the unknown. The dictionary definition of the word retirement is “the action or fact of leaving one’s job and ceasing to work.” Read More

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