Author: Dave Hughes

Fabulous Places to Retire: Portugal

If you dream of retiring to Europe, Portugal is well worth your consideration. It is the least expensive country in Western Europe, its immigration requirements can be satisfied by most retirees, and the country enjoys mild, sunny weather. Portugal has long been a favorite of expats from Great Britain and other European countries, but it…
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SeniorHomes.com Selects Retire Fabulously! as a Top Retirement Blog

A couple weeks ago, I reported that this website had been nominated for a Best Senior Living Award for Best Retirement Blog. I asked readers to vote for RetireFabulously!, and many of you did! My most profuse thanks to everyone who voted! I was truly gratified and humbled by the response. The results were announced…
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12 Reasons You’ll Love Being Retired

Hopefully, you are looking forward to retirement with eagerness and anticipation. You envision retirement as a well-deserved reward that you have earned with years of hard work. You are imagining all sorts of ways to fill your days once you are free from the constraints of work and your life is truly your own. But…
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How to Slow Down Time and Maximize Your Retirement

As you get older, doesn’t it seem as though time passes faster and faster? That’s the perception most of us have, although intellectually we know that time passes at exactly the same speed. But perception counts for a lot. And based on that perception, twenty years of retirement will seem to pass much more quickly…
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6 Trends That Are Changing Retirement in America

During the course of your working career, many factors such as technology and globalization have changed the work environment in countless ways. Many societal changes have impacted your personal life as well. It should come as no surprise that many of these same factors have also changed the retirement landscape. Some changes are positive, some…
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Does it Get Better for LGBT Seniors?

I was happy to contribute to this new article about the current state of LGBT senior housing by Dave Singleton on Caring.Com. It’s a worthwhile read about an issue few people are attuned to. “There is a great need for LGBT senior services and housing options, which have gained steam in the last decade, led…
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12 Regrets You Can Avoid in Retirement

Your retirement presents you with the opportunity to truly live your life on your own terms. You are no longer bound by the constraints of your job. You are now free to do the things you have wanted to do for years, limited only by your available resources and your mobility. It would be unfortunate…
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7 Tips for Thriving as a Mixed-Retirement Couple

It’s not uncommon for two-career couples to retire at different times. This may happen when there is a significant age difference or if one spouse retires sooner than planned due to an unexpected layoff or an irresistible early retirement incentive package. In other cases, one spouse may feel burnt out and ready to throw in…
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Your Retirement is a Journey, Not a Destination

Throughout your working years, you have probably viewed your retirement as a destination. It is a goal you are saving for and will hopefully reach one day. But once you reach this destination, then what? The perception of retirement as a destination may be why some people approach retirement with dread rather than anticipation. They…
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5 LGBT-Friendly Small Town Retirement Destinations

Most lists of top retirement destinations focus on medium to large cities. For LGBT baby boomers, as well as many others who prefer places with diverse populations with thriving arts and culture scenes, larger cities usually have the most to offer. Larger cities also provide more options for medical care and senior support services. But if…
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