A corporate reorganization, unseen downsizing, or unexpected health problems can force you to end your career before you are ready to do it. That usually makes the transition into retirement even more challenging. Rich was running a very important airborne...
Kiplinger recently published their list of cheapest places to retire list.  Since I live in the midwest, I found the list interesting (since we often seek warmer locales in the winter). These lists, in various publications, are a good place to begin your reserach if you are planning on...
Lately I have been very curious about the notion of a retirement makeover. So many of the clients I work with seem to want to go on what I call the reinvention tour regarding their life in retirement.  And what would happen if the changes could be both internal...
The Founder of the Retirement Coaches Association, Robert Laura, provides insight to a question I hear quite often. As Bob states "Currently, the traditional retirement planning process is backwards because it focuses first on money and then the more personal aspects. Over that next several years, I expect more...
Since I have posted a few articles retiring outside of the United States- as more and more people are considering this option and making it a reality, I though this article was a good companion article. It provides great tips on how to keep your credit and finances healthy...
Paying for long-term care can be tricky for many seniors, especially after a certain point past retirement. Many seniors are on a fixed income, making it difficult to pay for health care should they lose mobility or become ill. No one can see into the future, but to a...
The author shares an embarrasing situation while needing to purchase some medical supplies for ones "behind." Similalrly, transitioning into retirement can also lead to embarrasing situations- finding out retirement isn't what they had thought (didn't plan), not knowing where to turn for help, or simply feeling out of sorts...
Would't it be terrible to find out that retirement can really suck? After all, you've shouldered through a grinding 30-40 year journey filled with marginally-motivating jobs and totally marginal bosses to get to this point. You've sacrificed most of your 'today's' for the 'tomorrow's' that your financial advisor's constantly changing charts,...
This post comes from fellow retirement coach Eric Weigel. As he points out, there is so much information (articles, advertisements, etc.) saying that if you save enough money for retirement that this equals retirement bliss. This is completely untrue. The article provides a number of great points to consider...
This will be an interesting trend to watch. There will be a LOT of retired folks with very specialized skills who can help younger people launch businesses or handle certain specific regulations. Another great option for an encore career for people to consider.
How and why are too many Boomers finding themselves in a critical crossroads of many years ahead with little or no financial resources. Did they fail to establish a sound financial retirement plan early on in life?  Were they too busy establishing careers and reaching job goals? Did the...