If you’re like most people, you spent your 50s working hard and dreaming about all the wonderful things you’d have time for once you retired. Maybe you planned to go on a Caribbean cruise, learn to play the cello, or buy a beach house with a view and spend your days with your nose in a book.
A mortgage can really weigh us down – or can it? As we come close to retirement, what is the best approach to take where our house is concerned? Join us in discussion with financial expert Pam Krueger who has some important tips to share. Enjoy the show!
If you listen to the media, getting ready for life after retirement is all about how much money you can stash away. So, like squirrels, we run around, burying nuts all over the garden, hoping that they will last us through the winter. Then, when we reach retirement (or semi-retirement), we realize that money isn’t everything.
One of the topics that endlessly fascinates me is how solo women of “a certain age’” are going to live healthy and happy lives in retirement.
Many single women prefer solitude and want to live alone. Others crave living with a crowd of like-minded people of all ages. They want dogs, cats, kids… the whole human experience!
There’s no advance warning system to predict one’s response to retirement.
You can chat yourself up before the actual day arrives. You can bathe in some fuzzy ‘before-glow’ about the leisurely life you’re about to experience. However, nothing can prepare you for the moment your world shifts from deadlines and demands to dead time and sweat pants.
Are you searching for that magic moment that will give you the most from Social Security? How do you find it? Where will you look?
For most of my adult working life as a self-employed person, the end of the year meant pushing hard to try and beat the prior year revenue. This was always a challenge and often met with high anxiety as we entered the ‘holiday season’ from Thanksgiving to New Year’s Eve.
Regardless of how we feel about it, the year 2018 is rolling to a close. Perhaps we failed to achieve the goals we had set for ourselves in those past 12 months. Or, maybe we managed to fulfill our expectations.
Should you reveal your retirement plans to management? Perhaps. However, before you do so, there are pros, cons, and sometimes serious ramifications to be considered.