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.

12 hours ago

5 Tips to Help You Find a Roommate After 60

One of the most important steps in finding a roommate is deciding that you’re ready to do so. This step, however, often gets trampled over in the decision-making process. So, I advise women who are contemplating the roommate…

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6 days ago

“So, Now What?” Retirement Question #2

In earlier stages of life – adolescence, young adult, midlife – our life focus usually is prescribed by society and family values. Thus, we generally know what is expected of us. For example, upon graduation from high school, we go on for more…

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4 weeks ago

3 Steps to Rewrite Your Life Story In 2022

Before you know it, the holidays will arrive and soon after, a brand new year. With the unprecedented change and upheaval our world has undergone in the last 24 months, it may feel natural to wish for things to get back to some semblance of normal…

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4 weeks ago

The Time of New Beginnings: Where My Journey Started

I’m turning 65 in a few weeks, and I’m thinking about another milestone birthday that marked the beginning of a new life for me. Turning 50 was the catalyst for launching an international lifestyle that I’m still enjoying today and plan to keep on enjoying…

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1 month ago

Unfinished Business: Can We Finally Have It All in Retirement?

I announced my decision to retire just before my 65th birthday. It wasn’t my first retirement. A divorce forced the sale of my business at the crack of Covid. My emergency back-up career in real estate served me well, but reaching Medicare age gave me a nudge…

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1 month ago

How Life After Retirement is Like Being a Student Again

As ready as I was to leave my 8-7 (it was never 9-5) world after a successful and satisfying career, I had the usual feelings that many people experience upon the phenomenon our society calls retirement. No one tells you that retirement takes processing…

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1 month ago

The Freedom of Independent Living After 60

The independent living lifestyle can feel unsettling if one is new to it. On the other hand, it can be an exciting new life phase. Whether you are new or are already swimming the deep waters, you do have freedom that is not achievable if you have dependent children…

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1 month ago

Don’t Put Your Dreams for Retirement in a Storage Unit

My husband, with the help of his eldest son, finally decided to tackle his mother’s storage unit. A task long dreaded, yet long overdue. The 10×20 unit was jam-packed to the ceiling with boxes of fabric, collectibles and furniture from the home she left…

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2 months ago

“So, What Do You Do All Day?” Retirement Question #1

Many retired women tell me they get asked this question. The reaction to it can be a negative one. I have heard comments like, “Well, they wouldn’t ask me that if I were still working!” One of the most common responses I hear is, “Whatever I want!”

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2 months ago

3 Reasons Independence in Retirement Takes More Than Just Money

Financial independence is everyone’s goal as they approach retirement. But if you’re financially secure, is that enough to ensure you can enjoy your golden years? Sadly, very few of us consider what action we have to consciously take to ensure the vision for our…

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