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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.

How Our Gamble on Retirement in Thailand Paid Off
1 week ago

How Our Gamble on Retirement in Thailand Paid Off

By  •  Travel

Retiring at 53 was a gamble. My husband Michael and I left good jobs, friends, and family, sold our lovely house and garden and said goodbye to the security and benefits of life back home for a new life in Thailand…
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Life After 60 May Just Be the Most Productive – It’s All About Perfect Timing
1 week ago

Life After 60 May Just Be the Most Productive – It’s All About Perfect Timing

“Happiness climbs high early in adulthood but begins to slide downward in the late thirties and early forties, dipping to a low in the fifties. But we recover quickly from this slump…”
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3 Ways Retiring Abroad Can Enrich Your Finances (and 2 Financial Traps to Look Out for!)
2 weeks ago

3 Ways Retiring Abroad Can Enrich Your Finances (and 2 Financial Traps to Look Out for!)

Face it. Nothing will have as much impact on your retirement as where you spend it.But what if retiring in place would require sticking to a bare-bones budget just to prevent you from outlasting your money?
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Do You Look at Retirement as the Right Time to Engage and Unleash Your Daemon? Maybe You Should!
1 month ago

Do You Look at Retirement as the Right Time to Engage and Unleash Your Daemon? Maybe You Should!

In David Brooks’ The Second Mountain – A Quest for a Moral Life, he writes about the daemon. What Is the DAEMON? “A daemon is a calling, an obsession, a source of lasting and sometimes manic energy…
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How Life After Retirement is Like Being a Student Again
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. It’s not a day in your life; it’s a transition.
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Living on a Cruise Ship: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly 
1 month ago

Living on a Cruise Ship: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly 

On the surface, living on a cruise ship sounds like heaven. Just imagine. It’s 7am and you are awoken by the sunrise and the sounds of sea birds. You stretch, throw on a robe and make your way to your balcony. Moments later, your husband returns with two cappuccinos and a carafe of fresh orange juice. Read More

Is Every Day Saturday When You Are Retired? 3 Ways to Keep Your Schedule Interesting
1 month ago

Is Every Day Saturday When You Are Retired? 3 Ways to Keep Your Schedule Interesting

By  •  Lifestyle

At the first stage of retirement, the transition stage, it is sometimes difficult to remember what day of the week it is when you wake up. For me, my pill box is my first reminder! A friend once told me that retirement meant that every day was Saturday. Read More

60 Ways to Get More from Life after Retirement
2 months ago

60 Ways to Get More from Life after Retirement

Reaching retirement is a blessing and a curse. On the one hand, after decades of following other peoples’ rules, there is a sense of relief that you will finally get to live the way that you want to. On the other hand…
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Feeling Unhappy? This Powerful Happiness Exercise Works Like Magic
2 months ago

Feeling Unhappy? This Powerful Happiness Exercise Works Like Magic

Are we living where our soul feels at home? This topic resonates with many of us.

Many of us have lived in a certain place for career or family reasons. Or perhaps we lived in a place we once loved but which no longer speaks to us. Read More

This is the Worst Mistake You Can Make When Retiring Abroad
2 months ago

This is the Worst Mistake You Can Make When Retiring Abroad

By  •  Lifestyle

There are many reasons that retiring abroad has become a hot trend. Some of us are looking for a way to live comfortably on Social Security and our limited savings. Others are choosing to seek adventure in far of places after a lifetime of being stuck in a cubicle. Still others are moving abroad in retirement to be closer to family members in other countries. Read More