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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.

7 Things I Want in My Home in my 70s
3 months ago

7 Things I Want in My Home in my 70s

For 45 years, my husband and I have been moving. We usually have had a project. Sometimes, rearranging to make room for another child. Other times, buying a “fixer-upper” so we could afford more space. Read More

What is the Secret to a Happy Retirement? Advice from the Sixty and Me Community
3 months ago

What is the Secret to a Happy Retirement? Advice from the Sixty and Me Community

Turning 60 is a scary experience for a lot of women. Unlike other birthdays, we are not worried about “getting old.” We are not concerned about a few more wrinkles or the fact that we have gained a few extra pounds. No, the issues that we face as we enter our 60s are deeper. Read More

4 Ways to Navigate the Honeymoon Phase of Retirement
3 months ago

4 Ways to Navigate the Honeymoon Phase of Retirement

I recently heard it called The Honeymoon Phase. If you’ve chosen to work less or have left your work life behind altogether, you might recognize it.

‘It’ is that first stage of retirement that can last a few months or a few years. Read More

What I Learned from My Shocking First Week in Retirement
3 months ago

What I Learned from My Shocking First Week in Retirement

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My first week into the transition stage has brought with it a full range of emotions. It started well with a three-day weekend of golf. But I then asked myself, “Does having a three-day weekend have a meaning anymore?” Read More

The Freedom of Independent Living After 60
3 months ago

The Freedom of Independent Living After 60

By  •  Lifestyle

The independent living lifestyle can feel unsettling if one is new to it. On the other hand, it can be an exciting new life phase. Read More

Welcome to the Twilight Zone, a.k.a., The First Stage of Retirement
3 months ago

Welcome to the Twilight Zone, a.k.a., The First Stage of Retirement

By  •  Lifestyle

Yesterday was my last day of ‘official’ employment! I am now entering the first stage of retirement, or some might say, the “twilight zone.”

I opened up my computer and found that my company email had been blocked, my calendar had changed, and all contacts had been erased. But I also had an outpouring of well-wishes on my Facebook page that was very encouraging. Read More

Save BIG on Your Health Care Costs in Retirement, Feel Happier and Live Longer
3 months ago

Save BIG on Your Health Care Costs in Retirement, Feel Happier and Live Longer

This is not an article about how to trick the Medicare system. I’m not going to suggest that you move abroad to save money on your health care costs. I don’t have a multi-level marketing (MLM) program for you to join or a magic pill that will suddenly solve all of your financial problems. I also can’t help the fact that many of your health care costs will be unavoidable, no matter how much you take care of yourself. Read More

Don’t Put Your Dreams for Retirement in a Storage Unit
3 months ago

Don’t Put Your Dreams for Retirement in a Storage Unit

My husband, with the help of his eldest son, finally decided to tackle his mother’s storage unit. A task long dreaded, yet long overdue. Read More

4 Sources of Additional Income that Can Change Your Life in Retirement
4 months ago

4 Sources of Additional Income that Can Change Your Life in Retirement

If you want to have enough money to retire comfortably, the experts have some simple advice: make a plan, start early, live frugally and let compound interest work for you by investing in the stock market for 40 years. At the end of all of this, you will be able to retire in style! Read More

The Crazy Truth About Retiring Abroad and Making Friends
4 months ago

The Crazy Truth About Retiring Abroad and Making Friends

Retiring abroad is usually portrayed as a glamorous endevour. But, today, I’d like to offer an alternative perspective on one aspect of moving to another country in retirement… how to make friends.

I’m not embarrassed by the fact that I crave human contact. Unlike my kids, who seem like they could be perfectly happy floating through space in a lonely little metal capsule, I need people around me to thrive. Read More