The term "retirement" will continue to be used, but we need to change the meaning. It is a time of transition to a new phase of a person's life.  While writing a book, the author created a questionnaire and...
A relatively new blog I came across, RetiresGreat.com, has an excellent article about the topics that make up a successful retirement.  It is based on the comments from a blog post on The Retirement Manifesto requesting readers to comment on “what is the most important key to a successful...
An interesting look, and one many of my retirement coaching colleagues and I agree about, that many people are choosing not to retire. The benefits are numerous. The author has many great quotes from young and old alike about why they choose to continue to work. Weigh both the...
This article from MarketWatch provides sober reminder of the effect that the coronavirus will have on the retirements of many people. Think about what you can do differently and plan for both the financial and NON-Financial impact that Covid19 is having on your situation. Seek out help for both the...
The tile of the Forbes article grabbed my attention.  It provides a great list of areas of your finances to take analyze and learn about during this time. And, learning about your financial situation can give us more confidence in our situation. One other area I would add to the...
In times like these, scammers unfortunately take advantage of those not prepared.  A good list of some of the latest scams to keep yourself, your family (older parents), and your friends aware of these. Read more...
This Forbes article provides a look at eight possible long-term affects on future retirements. Much will depend, of course, on how severe and prolonged the pandemic is, how long the bear market lasts, and how deep and how prolonged a recession ends up being.  Given these unknowns, along with...
Great piece on MarketWatch on setting goals for the various phases of retirement. Not career goals, like during your working life, but life goals- both for work and play- for a phase of you life that may last 25-30 years. The author refers to the work of Erik H. Erikson,...
This is the third article in a series in Forbes from the author, a former psychologist.  Continuing from the previous two articles, a third theory of retirement adjustment is known as the Life Course Perspective. It’s a very broad approach coming from the field of sociology that takes into...
An early retiree offers his thoughts on retirement, both from a financial and non-financial perspective.  He makes many great points in the article. This is one of them: "Sure, finances are a big part of it, but breaking away from comforting routines in favor of finding new paths and...
With the markets encountering a setback, it is scary, especially when you are nto accumulating assets from working and saving, but decumulating to fund your retirement. This Forbes article provides from great reminders important to understand how your sources of income in retirement are able to keep from having...