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 Improving Retirement Well-being.

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

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Planning Your Dream Retirement and Living Happily Ever After

Who doesn’t imagine the day they can retire and start living the good life? Finally .....

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How to Deal with Fear of Retirement and Outliving Your Savings

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The Future of Retirement and Adapting to the New Normal

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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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Retirement for First Timers |The Best Free e-Book

 Retirement for First Timers is intended to be the most comprehensive free e-book available. A lofty claim, until you consider there are few free resources that summarize the many critical aspects associated with retiring. In spite of the vast amount .....


7 Most Interesting Retirement Websites (& FIRE sites) in 2020

With the world turned upside down due to COVID-19, no one has any idea what the new normal will look like. This heightens the need to think about what the future will bring. The 7 most interesting retirement websites - and .....


The Pathway to Marital Happiness and Fulfillment in Retirement

Studies indicate that well-being and satisfaction, on average, declines over time. In other words, being married doesn’t guarantee a happy life. Except, we also witness a trend where some report their marriages dramatically improve over the years. What is their .....


Improve Your Retirement Well-Being for a Happier & Healthier Life

The keys to improving your retirement well-being are achieving a solid financial base, maintaining good health, and experiencing happiness. The real secret is sufficient abundance in each of these areas promoting balance and harmony. The glaring reality is a shortage .....


The Top 12 Tips for a Successful Retirement

The top 12 tips for a Successful Retirement are based upon findings from 349 people expressing their thoughts as to what is most important to them. The best part is, you can read it in their own words. 1Planning / .....


How to Maintain a Positive Attitude in Retirement to Improve Happiness

About half the time, our minds tend to slide into darker thoughts. We dwell on problems and things that bother us. Sometimes, we even get stuck and can’t let something go. How to maintain a positive attitude in retirement (and improve .....


How to Have a Successful Retirement even if you Didn’t Save Enough

Contrary to popular belief, money does not guarantee retired life will be good! In fact, focusing on it alone may actually hinder you from achieving the best years of life. The question that haunts many, what if I didn’t save .....


Should You Retire During a Recession (or the Coronavirus)?

Unlike the flu bug, novel coronavirus (or COVID-19) has become a world-wide pandemic! And there appears to be no end in sight, in the near future anyways, and we are on the verge of entering into a major recession. You .....


What You Need to Know About Coronavirus and Unemployment Insurance 2020

Original article published January 22, 2020Coronavirus or COVID-19 is first and foremost in everyone’s minds these days. As it continues to wreak havoc with the entire world, unemployment rates are soaring to new heights in the US. Last week, claims .....


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