Many soon-to-be retirees struggle to imagine their week without work in it. All those blank calendar days are exciting, but they can also be overwhelming. Once you actually retire, you might find that your daily routine isn’t quite as different as you expected, and that there isn’t quite as much blank space as you’d… Read more »
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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 »
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 »
The Federal Reserve began lowering interest rates this year and has now done so a total of three times (with the latest cut just days ago). The graphic below from the Wall Street Journal shows how the stock market has fared in the six months following a string of three rate cuts. As you… 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 »
Economist and investors have long been pondering the cause of the structural decline in interest rates over the past 40 years, blaming stubbornly low inflation, low growth overseas and the recent financial crisis. But is the explanation something much more simple?
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.