Doing some research about learning opportunities in later life, I came across this excellent article.  It provides learning programs available in each of the 50 states. Although most are not "free" you can attend and take most of the...
Retirement coach and author, Marianne Oehser, discusses why our mindset is so important during the transition and into retirement. You can learn more aobut Marianne on her website, RetireandBeHappy.com. To read Marianne's entire chapter on this topic, pick up your copy of The Retirement Challenge- A Non-Financial Guide From...
You have waited for and anticipated your retirement for most of your working life. Now you’ve arrived, with all the time in the world to do all those things you promised yourself you would accomplish during this newly found life of leisure. Fast forward six months. You’ve reorganized your...
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...
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 is changing, why there still is some resistance to working...
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....