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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.

Celebrating Midlife from the Top of (Not Over!) the Hill
3 years ago

Celebrating Midlife from the Top of (Not Over!) the Hill

By  •  Mindset

You probably don’t know it, but if you are between the ages of about 45 and 65, you’re living atop the proverbial hill. Read More

Shared Housing for Seniors – Solutions for Income and Companionship
3 years ago

Shared Housing for Seniors – Solutions for Income and Companionship

Arnie calls her home “my accordion house” and laughs.

It’s a huge Victorian building in the center of Concord, New Hampshire. Arnie inherited it from an aunt who lived on the second floor until her death. When her husband died at an early age, she was suddenly a widow of very limited means. Read More

Judi Dench Doesn’t Allow These Words in Her House and Neither Do I!
3 years ago

Judi Dench Doesn’t Allow These Words in Her House and Neither Do I!

For many people, “retirement” is seen as the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow; it is a reward for a lifetime of hard work and an opportunity to relax and take it easy. Well, that’s the idea at least!

In reality, the concept of retirement, in a traditional sense, is both unrealistic and unhealthy. Now, before you accuse me of being out of touch with reality, let me explain. Then, I’ll tell you how this all relates to two words that Judi Dench refuses to let into her house. Read More

I’m Facing a Difficult Retirement Challenge. Can You Help?
3 years ago

I’m Facing a Difficult Retirement Challenge. Can You Help?

By  •  Lifestyle

My new phase of retirement is going to be a challenge. Can I do it? We’ll see.

The challenge begins in five weeks when my husband retires from his job as an airline pilot. He is used to traveling, having jet lag and doing his own thing. Read More

Don’t Be Afraid to Retire Solo – You Are Not Alone!
3 years ago

Don’t Be Afraid to Retire Solo – You Are Not Alone!

I recently gave myself permission to retire solo.

I had been spending a lot of time thinking about what the future would look like for me as a single woman and a solo entrepreneur. (I am solo both personally and professionally.) Read More

Here Are the Best Happy Retirement Wishes, According to the Recently Retired
3 years ago

Here Are the Best Happy Retirement Wishes, According to the Recently Retired

When a friend or coworker is facing retirement, it can be difficult to know what to say to them.

On the one hand, you know that they are embarking on a new adventure. On the other hand, you have probably heard that retirement is not always what it is cracked up to be. Read More

How to Engage with Your Passions in Retirement Through Non-Profit Board Work
3 years ago

How to Engage with Your Passions in Retirement Through Non-Profit Board Work

Retirement for most Boomers does not mean taking it easy in a rocking chair. They aren’t looking for another job but many recognize a calling to find a way to give back to their community. One way is to serve as a board member for a not for profit organization. Read More

5 Senior Living Alternatives: Finding a Home that Fits Your Lifestyle
3 years ago

5 Senior Living Alternatives: Finding a Home that Fits Your Lifestyle

Whether caravanning across the outback or floating along in a houseboat, Baby Boomers are finding new and innovative ways to live out their better years. When it comes to senior housing options, the current ‘one size fits all’ model is far from satisfactory for this diverse and active group of Boomers. Read More

A New Word for Retirement – “Arrivement”
3 years ago

A New Word for Retirement – “Arrivement”

By  •  Lifestyle

How do we really know when it’s time to retire? What images do you have of the term “retirement?” To some it means enjoying life and golfing every day. For others, it means moving to a warm climate in places like Florida and Arizona. Read More

Surprising Tips for Retiring Abroad from Two Women Who Took the Plunge (Video)
3 years ago

Surprising Tips for Retiring Abroad from Two Women Who Took the Plunge (Video)

No matter how much you plan, retiring abroad is a shock to the system. I still remember arriving in Switzerland. Pink suitcase in hand, I weaved my way through the airport, my head spinning with unfamiliar sights and sounds. I was completely overwhelmed with emotions – excitement, fear, curiosity and many others. Read More