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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.

8 years ago

5 Valuable Social Security Tips for Your Daughter and Granddaughter

The choices you make today will affect your Social Security payment amount later on. This is true, even if you are in your 60s and are rapidly approaching retirement age. It’s especially true for our daughters and granddaughters, who still have several decades to go before retirement age. I always thought that everyone got the same amount for Social Security. Like many women, I was very naïve…

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8 years ago

Does the Idea of Probate Process Freak You Out? Sharing my First-Hand Interview

At first reading, this post may seem less about quality aging and more about not aging at all (meaning dying), but it’s not a bummer. I promise. Since money and financial issues can cause us all so much stress, this is a stress-buster to offer some extra peace of mind. Read More

8 years ago

These Are the Worst Retirement Wishes You Can Imagine – Avoid them at All Costs!

When it comes to retirement wishes, there are plenty of positive things that you can say. You can talk about the amazing contribution that your friend or coworker has made. You can focus on their passions. You can simply wish them all the best for their next great adventure. At the same time, there are certain retirement wishes that do more harm than good. Read More

8 years ago

The Art of Semi-Retirement Overseas – Combining Fun in the Sun with Productive Work

As we reach our 60s, many of us are asking “what’s next for me?” It’s a great question! Unfortunately, it’s also incredibly broad. It represents the general feeling of angst that many of us feel about the future, but, it isn’t terribly actionable. Read More

8 years ago

4 Things No-On Tells You about Retiring Abroad Until It’s Too Late

If you are thinking about retiring abroad, you probably have a pretty good picture in your mind of what life in another country will be like. You’ve done your homework, scouring the Internet for information about healthcare costs, climate and culture. Read More

8 years ago

Buying Property Abroad in Retirement – the Good, the Bad and the Ugly

Many women in the Sixty and Me community dream of buying property abroad. Perhaps you imagine spending the best decades of your life on a vineyard in the south of Italy. Or, maybe you would prefer to own a small apartment in a high-rise building in Panama City. Read More

9 years ago

Are Boomers Optimistic About their Financial Future? The Answer May Surprise You!

Let’s start with a simple question. Are baby boomers ready for retirement? In a word, no. If we define “retirement” as an extended period of living off of our savings, baby boomers are most definitely not ready for retirement. In fact, according to a report by Charles Schwab, 43% of baby boomers have saved less than $25,000 for retirement. That’s not small change, but, it’s insignificant compared to the cost of living over 20-30 years. Read More

9 years ago

Why “The Four Hour Workweek” Should be Required Reading for Pre-Retirees

By now, you’ve probably already heard of Tim Ferriss, the author of the New York Times Best Seller “The Four Hour Workweek.” If so, you may have the impression that Tim Ferriss’ advice is mostly aimed at people in their 20s and 30s who want to quit their job and travel around the world. Read More

9 years ago

How Comfortable Do You Feel with Your Retirement Savings?

Baby boomers have diverse opinions about what makes the “perfect retirement”. In fact, most of us aren’t planning on retiring at all, at least in a traditional sense. Instead, the majority of baby boomers say that they want to continue to work past retirement age, either in their existing job or by starting a new career. The rest are looking forward to taking a well-deserved break after decades in the workforce. Read More

9 years ago

Paying Off Your Mortgage Early Could Be Making a Mistake

Most baby boomers dream of owning their home in retirement. Whether they plan on staying put or moving to a new country, they find the idea of owning their home “free and clear” extremely comforting. Read More