Category: Retirement choices

How to Thrive as a Single Person in Retirement

[Editor’s note: An expanded version of this article appears here.] If you are single, you probably have some concerns about your retirement that people with partners are less likely to experience. If you are married today, consider that someday you may encounter these same concerns if your spouse passes before you do. With awareness and…
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12 Steps to a Longer, Healthier Retirement

We all know that we should exercise regularly and eat responsibly in order to stay healthy. The benefits are clear: you will live longer, you will have fewer doctor visits and lower medical bills, and you will be better able to travel and go about your daily routine. But sadly, according to the President’s Council…
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Experienced Retirees Share Valuable Advice for a Better Retirement

The internet is awash with advice from retirement planning experts. Interestingly, many people who write retirement advice haven’t retired yet or are relatively recent retirees (like me). Plus, much of the advice you read comes from financial planners. That’s important, of course, but as you know, there’s more to a happy retirement than simply saving…
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26 Tips for Enjoying Retirement on a Reduced Income

For many retirees, having enough money to enjoy a satisfying retirement is a major concern. Fortunately, enjoying a happy and fulfilling retirement does not necessarily require spending a lot of money. It’s true that the best things in life are free; for others, there are discounts. Here are 26 steps you can take in your…
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5 Steps to Accomplishing the Things on Your Bucket List

Do you have a bucket list? Hopefully, you have envisioned your retirement as a time to try new things, travel to places you have always wanted to go, and do the things you didn’t have time for during your working years. But will you actually get around to doing any of those things on your…
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5 Engaging Post-Retirement Careers for the Active Retiree

Guest post by Jim Vogel, ElderAction.org Having a post-retirement career is not an idea that crosses the minds of many retirees. Retirement is supposed to be the end of working and the beginning of freedom. However, many seniors find that retirement does not suit them. The risk of social isolation and depression increase after retiring due…
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12 Questions You Need to Answer Before Retiring Overseas

If you have traveled internationally, you have probably visited charming, exciting places and thought about how great it would be to retire there. You may be motivated to stretch your retirement dollars in a place with lower cost of living and cheaper health care. Maybe you want to enjoy your leisure years in a locale…
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4 Reasons Why I Won’t Be Moving to a 55+ Active Adult Community

When you think about what type of community you plan to live after you retire, what comes to mind? Are you giving serious consideration to living in an age-restricted 55+ active adult community? Chances are, the younger you are today, the less likely you are to choose such a community after you retire. As I write…
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10 Great International Retirement Destinations

Do you want to fill your retirement years with the adventure that comes from discovering and experiencing new places? Are you looking for a place to live where your retirement savings will stretch further? Or maybe you are formulating an escape plan in the event your least favorite candidate makes it into the White House.…
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Can You Really Save Money by Retiring Overseas? Should You?

Are you facing the prospect of a retirement in which the defining characteristic is financial struggle? Are you concerned that you haven’t saved enough for retirement? The internet is awash with stories and articles about how you can live comfortably overseas for just $1500-2000 a month – which is within range of most couples’ Social…
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