Working beyond (into) retirement has many benefits in addition to the benefit of additional income. In the first episode of Beyond the Numbers of Retirement, my guest, Gary Allen Foster and I look at why people's view of retirement...
If you do not know where you come from, then you don't know where you are, and if you don't know where you are, then you don't know where you're going. Terry Pratchett, I Shall Wear Midnight I struggled this week to come up...
Swimmers can encounter rip currents that pull them off course (or under water) and unaware that they are headed in the wrong direction. It can also end tragically because they are unsure of where they are and cannot stay afloat any longer. Similarly, retirees can can be pulled in...
As bracket time rolls around, aka MARCH MADNESS, or the NCAA Basketball tournament, there's a lot of talk about the "bubble“ teams that might be eligible for the tourney's brackets but need a crucial win or an opponent's loss to put them in contention to go to the Big...
Last week, the first article of this three-part series on avoiding boomer boredom focused on (1) finding your essential self, (2) reintegrating yourself and (3) starting a lifestyle business.  This week, we’ll take a look at three more boomer boredom fighters. Why all the...
A Certified Financial Planner friend of mine shared a story over breakfast recently.  One of his long-standing clients – let’s call him Jack –  who had fully retired six months earlier called out of the blue with a plea for help.  Having entered his retirement in great...
When planning for retirement, we put a lot of focus and planning for the financial aspects of retirement. To create a plan that is balanced- we must also plan for the NON-Financial aspects. The following post is one I contributed to recently....
For starters this week, click on and read this humorous article â€œWhat Day Is it? The Muddled Confusion of a Recent Retiree.”  New blogger and recent retiree, Howard Fishman, takes a very refreshing swipe at the realities of transitioning from labor-to-leisure, vocation-to-vacation. Fishman...
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.
Nowhere to go on Monday morning! No colleagues to meet for lunch! No money to pay for lunch! Guess what? News Flash! You are not alone. On a daily basis, thousands of boomers are grappling with these same three bogus realities. Jamie Chamberlin, in her January 2014 article, “Retiring Minds Want...
I had phone conversations this past week with two middle-aged (50-ish) divorced professional women that had eerily similar undertones having to do with a critical life inflection point. These were two talented women who were facing similar challenges in re-entering the job market after an unexpected change in their professional...