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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.

Our CCRC Has an Unelected Mayor – Why Should That Matter?
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Our CCRC Has an Unelected Mayor – Why Should That Matter?

Soon after my husband and I moved into our continuing care retirement community, a hearty-looking fellow walked up to us and said, “I’m Tim, who are you?” I told him our names…
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Finding New Words and Expressions at Any Stage of Life
3 days ago

Finding New Words and Expressions at Any Stage of Life

We all use words every day. Whether to express an ordinary sentiment, a technical problem, or something much deeper and reflective, we do our best to get the words right…
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You Won’t Believe the Retirement Property (Mansion!) These 7 Women Bought Together
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You Won’t Believe the Retirement Property (Mansion!) These 7 Women Bought Together

What do you do if you have modest savings but want to live like a millionaire in retirement? You could play the lottery (bad idea!) Or, you could follow the example of these 7 Chinese retirees, who pooled their money to buy a breathtakingly…
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8 Suitcases to My Name: My Extreme Downsizing Experience and What it Taught Me
5 days ago

8 Suitcases to My Name: My Extreme Downsizing Experience and What it Taught Me

I never expected to cry over a lost suitcase, but, this is exactly what I did when the airline told me that one of my 8 suitcases had gone missing. Now, this may sound like…
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Dear Boomers: Is Your Generosity Making You Poor?
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Dear Boomers: Is Your Generosity Making You Poor?

If you are a Millennial reading this title (unlikely, I know!), you’re probably thinking “What the heck is this old woman talking about? Boomers are selfish and rich…
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My First 6 Months Post Retirement
2 weeks ago

My First 6 Months Post Retirement

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This month marks the first six months since I “officially” retired. Here are a few takeaways from this period. Read More

Get More from Life After 60: Stop Saying “I Could Never Do That!” Start Saying “I COULD!”
1 month ago

Get More from Life After 60: Stop Saying “I Could Never Do That!” Start Saying “I COULD!”

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My friend Susan stared at me in disbelief. “You’re going to do what?” She was incredulous. “Go to Africa alone and climb Kilimanjaro at sixty?” She paused for a deep breath. Read More

4 Things I Wish Someone Had Told Me About Retiring Abroad as an American
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4 Things I Wish Someone Had Told Me About Retiring Abroad as an American

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About 10 years ago, I left my comfortable life in the U.S. behind and boarded a plane to retire abroad… first in the U.K. and, eventually, in Switzerland. As I stood there with 8 suitcases to my name, I could not have imagined…
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7 Things I Want in My Home in my 70s
2 months ago

7 Things I Want in My Home in my 70s

For 45 years, my husband and I have been moving. We usually have had a project. Sometimes, rearranging to make room for another child. Other times, buying a “fixer-upper” so we could afford more space. Read More

3 Ways Getting a Roommate After 60 Can Lead to a Richer Retirement
2 months ago

3 Ways Getting a Roommate After 60 Can Lead to a Richer Retirement

I can’t quite remember what caused me to part ways with my last roommate. It was 50 years ago and I have a vague memory of an unannounced party, a broken window and… finding my dog covered head to toe in ice-cream and hot fudge sauce?
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