Retirement blogger Fritz Meyer of Retirement Manifesto shares the five things you must do before you retire. He has documented his journey planning for and transitioning into retirement and shares his experience in his blog. This post is particularly good...
One of the things I have wanted to do is to highlight resources that readers can use in their journey living their ideal lifestyle in retirement.  Part of that journey involves find something new to focus on- particularly if you leave your career either voluntarily or involuntarily. The recent economic...
Although this article comes from a publication, Financial Advisor, geared toward financial advisors, it provides excellent thoughts for consumers planning for retirement. Keep in mind...the vast majority of financial advisors do not discuss any of the non-financial issues (physical, mental, social, spiritual) that can derail the most well-intentioned retirement.  Of...
Although many of the articles I curate each week have a research component- or reference some research, I don't often link directly to a research study. This one is interesting because it looks at the very question(s) we should ask ourselves from time to time- and particularly as we transition...
This article is a summary of a study done by Mercer.  Although the focus of the study is on the need for financial wellness guidance to make our money last for our lifetime- perhaps until age 100, there are a number of other great points to ponder as we...
This Atlantic recently included a group of short articles (sponsored by Equitable) covering a variety of interesting and valuable topics for those planning for retirement. The topics include- Back to School, Retirement Wisdom, The Write Stuff, The Power of Connection, and A Second Chance for First Love. The NON-Financial aspects...
This Kiplinger article provides some great advice for making good financial decisions. You need a clear head, and fear can get in the way. Instead, beat your fears with these behavioral strategies. It is helpful to understand that fear can get in the way of our non-financial decisions as well....
This article from The Atlantic, from columnist Arthur Brooks, who writes about happiness and meaning, examines why people are often unhappy in retirement. As he has written about this topic over the years, many people have reached out to him saying they feel unhappy, aimless, and bored in retirement....
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 invited women to respond. They received responses  from 282 women...
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...