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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.

What Bali Taught Me About the Importance of Advanced Directives
2 years ago

What Bali Taught Me About the Importance of Advanced Directives

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When I arrived at the gym, the electricity had been off for three hours. The treadmills were idle, and only people-powered-machines were raising heart rates. Read More

Retiring in Bali: You’re Not a Tourist Any More, So Put Down Roots in Your New Tropical Home
2 years ago

Retiring in Bali: You’re Not a Tourist Any More, So Put Down Roots in Your New Tropical Home

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So, you’ve said your farewells, rented out your apartment, packed your bags and landed in your new home. A new life is about to open before you. Read More

6 Tips to Finding a Dream Retirement Destination with Your Spouse
2 years ago

6 Tips to Finding a Dream Retirement Destination with Your Spouse

Over the next decade 75 million Americans will retire. For couples, it may be surprising to learn that this transition may prove more difficult than for a single man or woman. Read More

7 Retirement Tips Just for Women Like Us

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When it comes to retirement planning, women our age face some unique challenges. First, statistically speaking, we will likely live longer than our male counterparts. Second, while not universally true, we may not have had the opportunity to earn as much as we deserved during our careers. The good news is that there are plenty of things that we can do to plan for the years ahead… even if we have already reached retirement age. Today, I’d like to share 7 retirement tips just for women like us. Come join us for a cup of tea (or coffee) and a chat. And, if you enjoy the show, please tell one friend about us today. Your support means so much to me! Read More

3 Reasons I’m Happy I Retired in Mexico
2 years ago

3 Reasons I’m Happy I Retired in Mexico

“Why do you live in Mexico?”

I get asked that question a lot. And the answer is – for many reasons. I’ll start with the more obvious: great weather, delicious food and incredible culture. I could go on and on but I’ll try to focus. It’s just that every time I turn my head, I see another reason to love this country. Read More

Finally Out of the Fast Lane? Retire Overseas in the Tropics!
2 years ago

Finally Out of the Fast Lane? Retire Overseas in the Tropics!

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Almost 20 years ago I moved to a small town in Bali, Indonesia. At 65 I’m still here, part of a vibrant community of expat elders who have chosen a very different path in retirement. Read More

Is Buying a Home After 55 a Good Idea?
2 years ago

Is Buying a Home After 55 a Good Idea?

Retirement is an exciting time for us, independent adults with its endless possibilities for travel, entertainment and new friendships. But when it comes time to decide where to live during those later years, it’s important to take all options into consideration. Read More

9 Ways to Reduce Anxiety and Fear About the Transition to Retirement
2 years ago

9 Ways to Reduce Anxiety and Fear About the Transition to Retirement

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I have been dealing with the topic of the transition to retirement for the past 25 years. During this time, I’ve worked with clients considering retirement at many different times in their lives. Some have retired at the “normal” retirement age of 65 while others have retired by age 50 or deferred to age 75 and even 80. Read More

8 Powerful Lessons I Learned in a University Class on Retirement
2 years ago

8 Powerful Lessons I Learned in a University Class on Retirement

My husband and I recently took a retirement class. This was not one of those fancy dinners in an expensive steak house given by investment firms looking to solicit business, but an actual class taught through a university extension. Read More

4 Powerful Ways to Boost Your Retirement Savings in Your 60s
2 years ago

4 Powerful Ways to Boost Your Retirement Savings in Your 60s

What are your biggest regrets? If you’re in your 60s, you may have regrets about your relationships. Or, perhaps you think that your choice of career was a mistake.

Well, talking with the other women in our community, I can promise you one thing – by the time you reach your 70s, one regret will drown out all others. I’m talking, of course, about how much you saved for retirement. Read More