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Retirement Planning

Retirement planning isn’t just about saving money. It’s also about making sure that you have the skills, passive income and passions to get the most from life after retirement.

5 Big Money Mistakes that Widows Make and How to Avoid Them!
6 months ago

5 Big Money Mistakes that Widows Make and How to Avoid Them!

I’m a member of the club women hate to join — the Widows Club.

When my husband died, it felt like a big part of me died, too. I lost the love of my life and the dreams we shared for our future. All gone in an instant and right after my 60th birthday. Read More

Have You Bought an Overseas Property for Retirement? We Need Your Advice!
7 months ago

Have You Bought an Overseas Property for Retirement? We Need Your Advice!

I always thought that owning a retirement property in a warm country would be paradise. So, when my son invited me to visit him in Brazil, several years ago, I was tempted to stay for longer than just a few weeks. Out of curiosity, I tracked down a local real estate agent and set out to find out what the local market was like. Read More

Exploring the Fun Side of Senior Living – Cultural, Lifestyle and Learning Activities
9 months ago

Exploring the Fun Side of Senior Living – Cultural, Lifestyle and Learning Activities

By  •  Lifestyle

The stigma of nursing homes is gradually ebbing away. People are no longer satisfied with moving into a community that provides only the basic level of care. Read More

Social Security Benefits for Widows and Divorcees
10 months ago

Social Security Benefits for Widows and Divorcees

Your husband may be out of the picture, but his Social Security could still be a part of your life. Whether you’re widowed or divorced, U.S. law may allow you to collect benefits based upon your former spouse’s work history. Read More

Life After Retirement: Is Health More Important than Wealth?
10 months ago

Life After Retirement: Is Health More Important than Wealth?

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. Read More

5 Valuable Social Security Tips for Your Daughter and Granddaughter
11 months ago

5 Valuable Social Security Tips for Your Daughter and Granddaughter

The choices you make today will affect your Social Security payment amount later on. This is true, even if you are in your 60s and are rapidly approaching retirement age. It’s especially true for our daughters and granddaughters, who still have several years, or even decades, to go before retirement age. Read More

Does the Idea of Probate Process Freak You Out? Sharing my First-Hand Interview
11 months ago

Does the Idea of Probate Process Freak You Out? Sharing my First-Hand Interview

At first reading, this post may seem less about quality aging and more about not aging at all (meaning dying), but it’s not a bummer. I promise. Since money and financial issues can cause us all so much stress, this is a stress-buster to offer some extra peace of mind. Read More

These Are the Worst Retirement Wishes You Can Imagine – Avoid them at All Costs!
1 year ago

These Are the Worst Retirement Wishes You Can Imagine – Avoid them at All Costs!

When it comes to retirement wishes, there are plenty of positive things that you can say. You can talk about the amazing contribution that your friend or coworker has made. You can focus on their passions. You can simply wish them all the best for their next great adventure. At the same time, there are certain retirement wishes that do more harm than good. Read More

What Are the Best Places to Retire for Single Women Over 60?
1 year ago

What Are the Best Places to Retire for Single Women Over 60?

If, like me, you are a single woman in your 60s, you may be thinking about the best places to retire.

Perhaps you are looking for a country with a lower cost of living so that you can make your retirement income stretch farther. Or, maybe you want to find a place that provides opportunities to pursue the passions that you left on the back-burner during other stages of your life. Read More

Finding the Best Places to Retire, Based on Your Lifestyle
1 year ago

Finding the Best Places to Retire, Based on Your Lifestyle

Every year, magazines like Forbes, publish lists of the “best places to retire.” These publications typically look at important factors like the cost of living, safety and climate of each location. But, when you think about it, the question “what is the best place to retire?” isn’t really fair. Why? Read More