A hammock on the beach. Your favorite chair in the living room. Waking up when you feel like it. A blank calendar. Doing what you want when you want. Doing nothing if that’s how you feel that day. After a lifetime of working 40 hours every week, this scenario sure sounds appealing to many… Read more »
Women Outlive Men. Why Do They Retire Earlier?
3 Non-Traditional Travel Options Many retirees are exploring new types of travel to keep their itineraries fresh and their experiences invigorating. According to AARP, in 2019 baby boomers are expected to have taken 4-5 trips. Over the course of a typical 20 to 30-year retirement, that’s an awful lot of beaches, athletic resorts, and bucket… Read more »
Before you and your spouse order that dumpster and make a down payment on that condo, consider these important pros and cons of downsizing.
Imagine that you plant a tree. For the next 40 years, you water it and protect it from harsh weather and animals. You never pick its fruit or climb it for fun. You don’t take a break and rest in its shade. You don’t even cut down some branches to build a house. You never… Read more »
Could leaving behind the hustle and bustle of a big city improve your Return on Life? Before you start packing up, ask yourself these four important questions.
Many retirees find this time in their life as a new beginning and they attribute that to volunteer work.
As a financial planner I often find new retirees making a common error: they mistake the joy of being retired with being fulfilled in retirement.
“Do you do something that fills you with satisfaction and meaning? Do you feel a sense of accomplishment because what you do aligns with who you are?”
One component of any retirement plan is making a smooth transition by “practicing retirement.” Think of it as a dress rehearsal before you take the big (and often irreversible) step to fully retire.