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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.

Life After Retirement: Is Health More Important than Wealth?
1 year 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
1 year 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
1 year 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!
2 years 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?
2 years 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
2 years 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

The Art of Semi-Retirement Overseas – Combining Fun in the Sun with Productive Work
2 years ago

The Art of Semi-Retirement Overseas – Combining Fun in the Sun with Productive Work

As we reach our 60s, many of us are asking “what’s next for me?” It’s a great question! Unfortunately, it’s also incredibly broad. It represents the general feeling of angst that many of us feel about the future, but, it isn’t terribly actionable. Read More

4 Things No-On Tells You about Retiring Abroad Until It’s Too Late
2 years ago

4 Things No-On Tells You about Retiring Abroad Until It’s Too Late

If you are thinking about retiring abroad, you probably have a pretty good picture in your mind of what life in another country will be like. You’ve done your homework, scouring the Internet for information about healthcare costs, climate and culture. Read More

Buying Property Abroad in Retirement – the Good, the Bad and the Ugly
2 years ago

Buying Property Abroad in Retirement – the Good, the Bad and the Ugly

Many women in the Sixty and Me community dream of buying property abroad. Perhaps you imagine spending the best decades of your life on a vineyard in the south of Italy. Or, maybe you would prefer to own a small apartment in a high-rise building in Panama City. Read More

Avoid Household Dangers! Create a Home Safety Checklist
2 years ago

Avoid Household Dangers! Create a Home Safety Checklist

When one of your parents had an accident at home, no matter how minor, did you have a minor panic attack? Have you noticed your kids asking you the same questions you asked your parents, with the same concern in their voices? Read More