The author of this MarketWatch article includes a great quote: "How we plan for retirement is dictated by how we define retirement." He goes on to say- "We could spend as many years “post career” as you did fully employed. It...
Making the leap into retirement can be dangerous if we are not prepared. In this Sightings Over Sixty, the author (who involuntarily retired) shares his thoughts on how retirement can by risky on our physical and mental health. Also included in the article is a link to a great TEDx...
A fantastic question to get us thinking about if we are doing what we really want to be doing with our lives. This article comes from Booming Encore and provides insight into this and a few other questions on this topic. The article also includes a TEDx by a mental...
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 demanding career is about to be over. Much to my...
Although this article comes from a publication for financial advisors- Financial Advisor- the message needs to be heard by everyone plannong for retirement. There are two sides to plan for a successful retirement- one is the financial side and the other is the non-financial side. The author notes that the...
The author of this article in Booming Encore makes the case for generativity being our primary goal when we retire. He notes that sociologist Erik Erickson defined generativity as “the concern in establishing and guiding the next generation.” Given the experience, knowledge, and passion many people have to continue contributing...
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...
Yahoo Finance listed 27 ways people over 50 are making money in the gig economy.  If you are considering slowing down a bit and/or looking for something to do, this list provides some great ideas. 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...
There are a number of universities provide programs to provide an on-campus experience to help mid and late-career professionals figure out what to do next.  Many people are looking for ways to make a difference in their communities or something with more societal impact. This article in MarketWatch highlights these...