Meaning of Retirement and Volunteerism Retirement means different things to different people and is an uncharted territory.  Many of us look forward to retirement as a time when we can finally do all of the things we dreamed about but...
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 EMS unit in a large county. He was very experienced,...
“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...
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...
Mentoring offers many benefits for both the mentee, particularly kids, as well as for the mentor.  The artile also lists some resources to locate a mentor opportunity.  If you have any other mentor resources you have seen please email them to me- I would like to create a comprehensive...
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 courses for a reduced or limited cost. It also offers...
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...