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.

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Are You Suffering from Sudden Retirement Syndrome?

The majority of people look forward to the day they can leave the treadmill of work behind. Perhaps for the first time ever, they can .....

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Pandemic Pandemonium! Three Things to Consider for Your Financial Future 2020

Never before in our lifetime have we been faced with, both, a global pandemic and recession.  Seemingly overnight, the world drastically changed. It’s only natural .....

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Retirement Proof Your Relationship to Find Enduring Happiness

Retirement does strange things, straining even the most rock-solid happily married couples. At greater risk are all those marriages neglected over the years. They drifted .....

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The DIY Approach to Creating a Financial Plan for Retirement

Sure, you could pay a financial planner to create your plan, but why? At the end of the day, it’s only going to be as .....

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Why Retirement as A Single Person Isn’t A Bad Thing

Retirement as a single person isn’t something most of us planned on. Yet, about 23% of people retire alone every year. Some of the most .....

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What to Do with A Retired Husband with No Hobbies or Friends 2020

All too frequently you hear women lament “all he does is watch TV all day!” They’ve retired to their favorite recliner and seem reluctant 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 Deal with Forced Retirement in 2020

Updated November 15, 2020 You probably never dreamed it would happen to you. Yet, countless thousands across the country every day deal withforced retirement. The loss of employment at this critical stage can be financially devastating and emotionally crippling. Recovering .....


The 7 Most Common Marriage Problems after Retirement

How has your relationship been over the past 20 plus years? Marriage problems after retirement have led to divorce rates doubling since the 1990's for those over 50. Remaining happily married for the older generation is no longer a given. .....


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 .....


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 .....


The Ultimate Guide on Things to do When Retired and Bored

Retirement is supposed to be the best time of your life, right? No one retires and expects to be bored to death. That isn’t what you signed up for. The Ultimate Guide on things to do when retired and bored .....


Will Your Marriage Survive Retirement? Or Not?

Willyourmarriage survive retirement? For most couples, the answer is yes. With all the hype about gray (silver) divorce, it’s only natural to wonder if you’ll become the next victim. The transition associated with retiring can be fraught with challenges that .....


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