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Life After Retirement

Life after retirement is a complicated time. Not only do you have to worry about your retirement savings, but, you also need to find meaning in your life. Here are some retirement ideas to help you get more from the best years of your life.

5 Ways to Tell if You Are Being Too Financially Generous with Your Adult Children
5 days ago

5 Ways to Tell if You Are Being Too Financially Generous with Your Adult Children

Yet, despite positive indicators, there is a feeling that not everyone is benefiting equally from the recent economic expansion. And, among those feeling somewhat left behind are our kids, many of whom are struggling with high levels of student debt…
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How Often Do You Get to Sit Comfortably on Public Transportation?
2 weeks ago

How Often Do You Get to Sit Comfortably on Public Transportation?

People who go everywhere by car may have many complaints – traffic, the price of petrol (gas), or finding a parking space. But at least they can expect to travel in comfort…
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Feng Shui and the Psychology of Living in Color
3 weeks ago

Feng Shui and the Psychology of Living in Color

We are surrounded by color, everywhere, all the time. Psychology tells us that color affects our moods and perceptions (including how things taste and smell to us)…
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Lobster or Chicken? How to Spend Your Money in Retirement
1 month ago

Lobster or Chicken? How to Spend Your Money in Retirement

I saw this as a little blurb in an AARP article: “When you eat out, do you order lobster or chicken?” I stopped cold. I order the chicken, of course. And now I’m annoyed with myself. Read More

Retirement 101: Which of the 4 Rs of Retirement Sounds Easiest for a Mature Woman to Embrace?
1 month ago

Retirement 101: Which of the 4 Rs of Retirement Sounds Easiest for a Mature Woman to Embrace?

Retirement takes a lot of us by surprise. After traveling a couple of years down the path of my own retirement – and having many conversations with other women – I’m more convinced than ever that retirement holds a lot of unknowns…
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I’m Not Ready – But We’re Moving to a CCRC
2 months ago

I’m Not Ready – But We’re Moving to a CCRC

We entered the lobby – armchairs upholstered in mid-century colors; a painting of a rearing white horse; a row of walkers parked along a wall; a foursome of bent…
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10 Hard Truths Unveiled About Retiring Abroad – Experience Is Everything!
2 months ago

10 Hard Truths Unveiled About Retiring Abroad – Experience Is Everything!

“Living abroad is a lot of work,” I tell people who ask me what it was like to live in Mexico for decades. I recently moved back to the United States, and I thought I’d share my first-hand knowledge with everyone…
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Do You Have a Happy or a Fulfilled Retirement?
3 months ago

Do You Have a Happy or a Fulfilled Retirement?

As you retire and start a new phase of your life, the metric for a successful retirement appears to be happiness. This may be a good measure of the first few years of retirement when people need time to get used to freedom and do activities difficult to achieve while working. Read More

What Are You Yearning for in Life After Retirement?
3 months ago

What Are You Yearning for in Life After Retirement?

In a recent article I addressed three things about retirement that can take us by surprise. The next topic worth examining, as you consider your life during retirement, is a simple question that’s loaded with possibility: What are you yearning for? Read More

3 Ways Retiring Overseas Can Help You Form More (and Stronger!) Friendships
3 months ago

3 Ways Retiring Overseas Can Help You Form More (and Stronger!) Friendships

There’s no doubt that the thought of retiring overseas has its appeal. Lower living expenses – especially housing and health care costs – and a better climate can be very persuasive!
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