Retirement should be the best years of your life! After all, you’re going to be around for awhile, aren’t you?

Planning and preparation focus almost exclusively on finances. Yet, your overall well-being will be determined by the balance of wealth, health, and happiness.

You really don’t want scarcity in any one of those areas. For more information see Improve Your Retirement Well-being.

Our goal is providing fresh perspectives and ideas helping you navigate to the wonderful retirement you deserve.

Join us on our voyage of discovery!

Debbie and Shannon, Retires Great


What Are Your Retirement Expectations? Are They Realistic?

Everyone has a preconceived notion of what they want in retired life. What are your retirement expectations? Interestingly, often our desires may not even be .....

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Why You Shouldn’t Retire When Your Spouse Does | The Surprising Benefits

In spite of the media and advertising portraying couples happily retired, not everyone wants or can afford to retire. In fact, there are numerous reasons .....

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Why Should Spouses Retire Together? and Does it Make Sense

About of half of all couples' plan to exit the work force at or near the same time. This makes sense, they’re looking forward to .....

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The majority of folks assume everything will be good, or at least as long as they saved enough.

No more time clocks to punch.

The complete freedom to do whatever you want, whenever you desire.

And that’s when the challenges begin.

  • How do I want to live the rest of my life?
  • What's  most important to me?
  • What activities make me happiest?
  • What (if anything) is holding me back?
  • How do I want to be remembered?
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The framework is a visual model to better understand the many aspects of retirement. For more information, see How to Have a Successful Retirement.

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How to Write a Retirement Plan, A Step by Step Guide

Planning and preparation are key to achieving a successful retirement. How to write a retirement plan describes the best way to create your own road map. Let’s be blunt, if you were starting a business, you’d be a fool not .....


How to Cope with the Loss of Work Friends After Retirement or Quitting

Resigning from my job was not an easy decision. However, I never thought I would experience the loss of work friends after retirement or quitting.I knew I needed to leave that toxic environment and my bad boss! What made it .....


Improving Your Relationship During the Coronavirus Crisis | Strengthen It

Dealing with COVID-19 and the ensuing lock downs is definitely putting a strain on our partnerships. Improving your relationship during the coronavirus crisis is going to be a challenge. You'll need to work at it if it’s to be successful. .....


Tips for Hiking the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu for Older Adults

Who would’ve dreamed an abandoned Inca city nestled high in the Peruvian Andes would become one of the top “bucket list” locations in the world? Tips for hiking the Inca trail to Machu Picchu for older adults and retirees explores .....


The Pros and Cons to Downsizing Your Home for Retirement in 2020

The question staring many would be retirees in the face, what are the pros and cons to downsizing your home for retirement? Should you remain in your existing house or get something smaller and more affordable? The answer depends upon .....


10 Tips to Caring for Aging Parents at Home in 2020

Most of our aging parents dread the thought of “getting stuck in an old folks’ home”. With the wildfire spread of COVID-19 throughout senior facilities, never before has it been so important to re-evaluate your options. 10 tips to caring .....


12 Tips to Prevent Retiree and Senior Scams in 2020

Who hasn’t been a victim of some sort of fraud? I thought I was pretty sharp when it came to security, only to learn how much I didn’t know! It's like waltzing through a minefield completely unaware of the risks. .....


Should You Buy a New Car Before Retirement? Or Not?

Purchasing a vehicle ahead of retiring seems to be a common practice. Pay for it while you still have a paycheck and have a reliable vehicle in the years to come. But, should you buy a new car before retirement? .....


Dealing with the Fear of Growing Old, Is Age Just a Number?

Dealing with the fear of growing old is a universal challenge as well as accepting our own mortality. Taking a personal approach to this long-standing problem. We’re not getting any younger and each of us needs to come to terms .....


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