There’s a lot of things to love about working. You can love your job, your coworkers, and even the daily routine that a standard 9-to-5 job offers. The feeling of work is safe for most people. After over 35 years, you most likely know what you’re doing and you’re probably very good at it. For [...]
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Retirement planning can be stressful because there are a lot of things to keep track of. One of the steps that often gets overlooked is announcing to your employer that you are going to retire. This may require writing a letter to explain your plans and goals for the future, while also choosing a date [...]
Retirement planning shouldn’t start when you turn 65. In fact, the earlier you start planning, the better. Unfortunately, most people hold off on thinking about it as long as possible. If you’re in your 50’s, now is a good time to catch up on the years you might have missed. When you reach the age [...]
One of my favorite movies, The Bucket List, shows costars Morgan Freeman and Jack Nicholson embarking on the journey of a lifetime to accomplish all the things they want to do in life with the time they have left. After receiving devastating diagnoses, they decide to go skydiving, travel on an African safari and develop [...]
We all have retirement dreams and personal goals. For some of us, that means biking across Europe, or hang-gliding off the coast of Morocco. But for others, the ideal retirement may be more of an inward journey. There are plenty of closet artists, writers, and musicians out there who can’t wait to leave the daily [...]
When you’re cruising the open road, or when you’re stuck in traffic, there’s a good chance you’re listening to something. Maybe it’s your music, a podcast, someone talking to you on the phone, or maybe just some friendly conversation with your passengers. Now, next time you’re in your car, I want you to do yourself [...]
If you’re approaching or already in retirement, it’s always a good idea to re-visit your goals and overall plans for the future. The great thing about retirement is that you are your own boss. But, that can also be a dangerous thing about retirement, if you aren’t willing to take charge and really push yourself [...]
Social networks have been on everyone’s mind lately, from Facebook’s falling stock price to debates about whether the internet is too isolating. If you’ve been thinking about your own social networks, you’re probably asking yourself a few common questions. Who do I really connect with? How do I stay part of other people’s lives, and [...]
Whether you’re approaching, transitioning into, or already in retirement, it’s crucial that you develop a plan to protect your hard-earned savings. According to a recent retirement survey by the Insured Retirement Institute, 41% of Baby Boomer participants stated “monthly guaranteed income” as the #1 or #2 most important trait for their retirement investments. Having a solid [...]
Retirement doesn’t have to be the “end all, be all” of earning a steady paycheck. In fact, retirement could be the start of doing something that you’ve always wanted to do and now, get paid for doing it. While some people continue to work because they need the income to cover rising expenses in retirement, [...]