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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.

How Comfortable Do You Feel with Your Retirement Savings?
3 years ago

How Comfortable Do You Feel with Your Retirement Savings?

Baby boomers have diverse opinions about what makes the “perfect retirement”. In fact, most of us aren’t planning on retiring at all, at least in a traditional sense. Instead, the majority of baby boomers say that they want to continue to work past retirement age, either in their existing job or by starting a new career. The rest are looking forward to taking a well-deserved break after decades in the workforce. Read More

Paying Off Your Mortgage Early Could Be Making a Mistake
3 years ago

Paying Off Your Mortgage Early Could Be Making a Mistake

Most baby boomers dream of owning their home in retirement. Whether they plan on staying put or moving to a new country, they find the idea of owning their home “free and clear” extremely comforting. Read More

Do We Really Need a Retirement Age? Or Are We Shooting Ourselves in the Foot?
3 years ago

Do We Really Need a Retirement Age? Or Are We Shooting Ourselves in the Foot?

On the surface, having a retirement age is a fantastic idea. Who could argue with the concept that, after decades in the workforce, people should be able to relax and enjoy the fruits of their labor? Read More

4 Ways to Improve Your Credit Score So You Can Retire in Style
3 years ago

4 Ways to Improve Your Credit Score So You Can Retire in Style

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. Read More

Is Retirement Realistic? New Savings Guide Shows that We’re Kidding Ourselves
3 years ago

Is Retirement Realistic? New Savings Guide Shows that We’re Kidding Ourselves

If you believe in the traditional view of retirement, life after 65 should be filled with trips to the golf course, martinis by the pool and plenty of TV time. Setting aside the question of whether such a life would be healthy or fulfilling, it is clear that few of us will be able to afford it. Read More

Searching for the Best Places to Retire: New Study Shows Where We Plan on Living
3 years ago

Searching for the Best Places to Retire: New Study Shows Where We Plan on Living

What are the best places to retire? Do you want to downsize in retirement? Or, are you looking for a larger home to make room for all of your passions? Do you plan on staying where you are now? Or, have you picked an exotic place in a far-off corner of the world to retire to? These are just a few of the many questions that baby boomers are facing as they decide where and how to live in retirement. Read More

Aging Stereotypes Are Causing Discrimination in the Workplace. It’s Time to Take Action!
3 years ago

Aging Stereotypes Are Causing Discrimination in the Workplace. It’s Time to Take Action!

As many boomers know, trying to keep your career moving forward after 50 can be a frustrating experience. Aging stereotypes are just part of the story, but, they are an important part.

In a recent report titled “A New Vision for Older Workers: Retain, Retrain, Recruit”, Dr. Ros Altmann goes so far as to say that, in the U.K. most women find their careers grinding to a halt at age 45. Men get another decade of career growth before reaching a plateau, but, even they find it difficult to advance after age 55. Read More

We’re Looking at Retirement Planning All Wrong and People Are Going to Get Hurt
3 years ago

We’re Looking at Retirement Planning All Wrong and People Are Going to Get Hurt

What is retirement planning? It’s a simple question, right? Doesn’t everyone know that getting ready for retirement is all about putting enough money away so that we can live comfortably on our investments? At least, that’s what we have been told. For decades, our employers have reminded us to max out our 401K. Read More

6 Unusual Retirement Gift Ideas for Women
3 years ago

6 Unusual Retirement Gift Ideas for Women

If you’re looking for unusual retirement gift ideas for women, we have you covered! Of course, the classic idea of a retirement gift is the “gold watch,” given by companies to retiring employees after decades of faithful service. But today, with more women over 60 reaching the end of their full-time careers, what are some more appropriate and thoughtful retirement gifts for women? Read More

3 Reasons it’s Time to Rethink Retirement
4 years ago

3 Reasons it’s Time to Rethink Retirement

When you think of the word “retirement,” what images come into your mind? If we are to believe the movies, retirement is a time of relaxation and recreation. It is our reward for a life of hard work. It is a time for us to “age gracefully.” There’s a problem though – actually several problems. Read More