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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.

Can Retiring Overseas Help You to Live a Longer, Healthier Life? These Experts Say Yes!
3 months ago

Can Retiring Overseas Help You to Live a Longer, Healthier Life? These Experts Say Yes!

Are you approaching retirement age and mulling your options? Or someone already there, but realizing that life after 60 isn’t quite as you imagined it, and neither is retirement?
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Choose Refirement Rather Than Vintage Retirement! These 7 Questions Will Help You Find Your Direction
3 months ago

Choose Refirement Rather Than Vintage Retirement! These 7 Questions Will Help You Find Your Direction

This January, I’ll start my 74th year. I’m part of a large aging population in America. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, in 2030, all baby boomers like me will be older than 65…
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What Are You Doing for Your “Summer Vacation” (Which Is the Rest of Your Life)?
3 months ago

What Are You Doing for Your “Summer Vacation” (Which Is the Rest of Your Life)?

By  •  Travel

The day was very dusty, and as always happens in Mongolia, very windy. In a huge bowl surrounded by cliffs and mountains near Uglii, the small city where the main Eagle Festival takes place at the beginning of the Central Asian winter…
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Are You Nostalgic or Depressed as You Retire from Work?
3 months ago

Are You Nostalgic or Depressed as You Retire from Work?

By  •  Mindset

During times of transition, feelings of nostalgia are pronounced. We yearn for what was. Bonding with colleagues at work. Evenings at the pub with good friends. Precious, fleeting moments with children and family…
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How Our Gamble on Retirement in Thailand Paid Off
3 months 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
4 months 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!)
4 months 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!
4 months 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
4 months 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 
5 months 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