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4 Essential Ingredients of a Balanced Life

Do you sometimes find yourself imagining how you’ll fill your days once you no longer have to work? During those times when you seem so busy there never seems to be time to do what you want, do you say to yourself, “When I retire, I’ll have lots of time to do this!” On the…
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8 Conversations Every Couple Needs to Have

Hopefully, you have at least a general idea of how you hope your life will unfold in the years to come.  You probably have some ideas (whether vague or specific) about where you’d really like to live, where you hope to travel, when you hope to retire, and an assortment of dreams and “bucket list”…
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The Single Most Important Thing You Can Do For Your Future

Back in January, 1980, when I started my first job out of college, I was pretty naïve. I had no idea how to advance my career, navigate office politics, or even dress well. I can laugh now at how clueless I was back then and marvel that somehow things worked out and I enjoyed a…
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LGBT Retirement Communities – Unrealized Potential vs. Unclear Demand

[Editor’s Note: An updated version of this article appears here.] You are probably aware that the baby boomer generation (those born between 1946 and 1964) is now reaching the ages of 50-68, which means that we’re entering an era in which a lot of people are and will be retiring. According to Serena Worthington of the…
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The Retirement Party

Prior to December, 2013, I can’t recall that I have ever attended a retirement party held in the workplace. In fact, the only retirement party I can recall was a party for the father of one of my college buddies that took place soon after I graduated, and that one took place in their home.…
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“How Much Money Do I Need to Retire?”

This question is usually first and foremost on people’s minds when they contemplate when they can retire and what sort of lifestyle they will be able to enjoy in retirement.  And it’s an important question – but one that’s not simple to answer.  Most important, there are a lot of other questions you need to ask…
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Is It Time to Retire the Word “Retirement?”

I like the word “retirement.”  I always have, because the more I plan for and anticipate my retirement, the more optimistic about it I get. Don’t get me wrong, it won’t be a panacea, any more than everyday life during our working years is.  There will be good days, bad days, and average days.  Good…
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Welcome to Retire Fabulously! How This Website Will Help You Live Happily Ever After

I’m convinced that for many people, their retirement years end up being a lot like the preconceived notions of retirement that they held during their working years. If you look forward to your retirement years as being vibrant, fulfilling, and happy – they will be.  If you think retirement will be dull, boring, and beset…
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