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Retirement Planning

Retirement planning isn't just about saving money. It's also about making sure that you have the skills, passive income and passions to get the most from life after retirement.

7 years ago

Feeling Adventurous and Frugal? Consider Retiring Abroad

Many people say, “I’ll travel when I’m retired, then I’ll have the time and money to truly seek adventure.” The harsh reality though, is that a little over 3 million Americans are concerned that they will not have enough saved income to afford to retire in the United States, much less travel. Read More

7 years ago

What Bali Taught Me About the Importance of Advanced Directives

When I arrived at the gym, the electricity had been off for three hours. The treadmills were idle, and only people-powered-machines were raising heart rates. Read More

7 years ago

Retiring in Bali: You’re Not a Tourist Any More, So Put Down Roots in Your New Tropical Home

So, you’ve said your farewells, rented out your apartment, packed your bags and landed in your new home. A new life is about to open before you. Read More

7 years ago

7 Retirement Tips Just for Women Like Us

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When it comes to retirement planning, women our age face some unique challenges. First, statistically speaking, we will likely live longer than our male counterparts. Second, while not universally true, we may not have had the opportunity to earn as much as we deserved during our careers. The good news is that there are plenty of things that we can do to plan for the years ahead… even if we have already reached retirement age. Today, I’d like to share 7 retirement tips just for women like us. Come join us for a cup of tea (or coffee) and a chat. And, if you enjoy the show, please tell one friend about us today. Your support means so much to me! Read More

7 years ago

Finally Out of the Fast Lane? Retire Overseas in the Tropics!

Almost 20 years ago I moved to a small town in Bali, Indonesia. At 65 I’m still here, part of a vibrant community of expat elders who have chosen a very different path in retirement. Read More

7 years ago

4 Powerful Ways to Boost Your Retirement Savings in Your 60s

What are your biggest regrets? If you’re in your 60s, you may have regrets about your relationships. Or, perhaps you think that your choice of career was a mistake.

Well, talking with the other women in our community, I can promise you one thing – by the time you reach your 70s, one regret will drown out all others. I’m talking, of course, about how much you saved for retirement. Read More

7 years ago

Retirement Party on the Horizon? Don’t Make this One Horrible Mistake!

What do you think is the worst mistake that you can make at your retirement party? Having one too many glasses of champagne? Nope. Telling blue t-shirt Bob from accounting what you really thought of him all these years? Not even close! Having talked with hundreds of women in the Sixty and Me community, I can tell you that the worst mistake you can make at your retirement party is to tell people you are retiring. Read More

8 years ago

Have You Bought an Overseas Property for Retirement? We Need Your Advice!

I always thought that owning a retirement property in a warm country would be paradise. So, when my son invited me to visit him in Brazil, several years ago, I was tempted to stay for longer than just a few weeks. Out of curiosity, I tracked down a local real estate agent and set out to find out what the local market was like. Read More

8 years ago

Exploring the Fun Side of Senior Living – Cultural, Lifestyle and Learning Activities

The stigma of nursing homes (and senior living facilities, more generally) is gradually ebbing away. People are no longer satisfied with moving into a community that provides only the basic level of care. Read More

8 years ago

Social Security Benefits for Widows and Divorcees

Your husband may be out of the picture, but his Social Security could still be a part of your life. Whether you’re widowed or divorced, U.S. law may allow you to collect benefits based upon your former spouse’s work history. Read More