A first-person account from The Globe and Mail of the thoughts and feelings from a soon-to-be retiree. One quote was particularly poignant: "I’m not sure I’m actually ready… ready to accept that this long, wonderful, hectic, frustrating, rewarding, soul-searching, relentlessly...
The author of the Make Aging Work blog, Gary Foster shares an event that impacted him to this day. As he points out so well in the article "The event has stuck with me and is a constant reminder that it’s the “internal” and not the “external” and the “give”...
Alan Alda shares advice he wishes he had known 20 or 30 years earlier. Learn the three words that comprise what he wants other to learn from his experience in this article from Considerable. Read more...
This author of this article in Boomer Best U begins the article with exactly what people need to know when beginning to plan for retirement: "What most people don’t realize, is that preparing for our best lives post-career can take a lot of planning and effort. David Borchard, author of...
I recently came across this blog, LifePart2. It is described as "An Adventure Travel Blog for Boomers." The founder of the blog, retiree Jon shares the international adventures he shares with Sarah. In this post Jon created a random and non-exhaustive list of 13 non-financial things he has learned during...
This article was introduced to me recently in Project Untethered, a new site to me. With more opportunities to live and work anywhere, more people will look for ways to combine travelling the world while still earning an income.  Lots of great ideas to consider. Read more...
An excellent short list of what needs to be decided before retiring in this Kiplinger article.. The article is written by a financial advisor.  I am happy that he started the list with creating a vision for your retirement.  The money parts of the decision will become more clear...
This author of this Forbes article points out: Women caught in between. That is, women nearing retirement that are uniquely caught by time, life stage, conflicting family roles, and socioeconomic conditions —all contributing to unprecedented uncertainty about their futures. The typical stereotype we have of this group isn't accurate. An important point from the...
The article provides a great summary of the areas to focus on for a successful retirement. This Booming Encore post author shares these principles from his experience going through an earlier than expected retirement transition.  He learned so much he has since written two books on the topic!  Excellent...
Here is a list of four resolutions from a Forbes article that can help us prepare for and make a successful transition into retirement. Read more...
This has been mentioned in previous blogs I have written- but it is worth mentioning again (and again and again). In this Kiplinger article, a financial planner shares an example of how he and one of his client couples began the 'Retirement' conversation by using a different term. Retirement often...