For years, a paid-off mortgage has been seen as the key to a stable retirement. But today, increased costs of homeownership and changing lifestyles make renting a more appealing option than ever for many retirees. In this Business Insider...
In interesting take that I agree with from a site I just started following called Oxygen Buzz. Although a bucket list can be part of your plan during retirement, it is more important to identify things you want to do or accomplish that are meaningful as opposed to just...
Although there tends to be a number of these "list" type articles, I do think it is a good to check out the list, criteria, and what they noted- especially if you want to or plan to move later in life.  Glad to see my metropolitan area, Minneapolis, MN...
Boo! It’s almost Halloween. Since mid September you’ve seen all the preparations, decorations, and merchandise. There are lights for your lawn, bags of trick-or-treat candies for your give-away bowl, and – of course - the Starbuck’s Pumpkin Spice latte! Now comes the big question. You are probably going to a...
One of the ways to prepare for your retirement is to learn from others who have made the transition.  Learn her tips for hitting your stride in retirement. This will help you become more comfortable and confident with your decision. The author points out she is someone who continues...
Because many people consider moving in retirement, for a variety of reasons, I like to highlight articles like this.  There are a number of factors to consider, but U.S. News considers quite a few in there research. A new U.S. News analysis compares the 125 largest metropolitan areas in the...
“What!?” you exclaim?  Goals?  I’m through with goals.  During my entire work career, I needed to be focused on establishing goals – so much so that I determined that my only goal in retirement would be to not have any goals!  Perhaps you need to rethink your strategy. McLain...
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...
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...
Part of living a happy and successful retirement is planning your leisure activities.  Forbes created a list of 25 of the best places for carrying out these passions and also lists various categories of leisure activities. They also put out a companion article, How To Find the Best Place...
“Someday I want to travel!” How often have you heard a friend or family member say that? How many times have you said it yourself? And why is travel such a common dream? There are two levels of answers to the question of why people travel. The first is the...