Author: Kathleen Coxwell

retiring alone

17 Powerful Tips for Retiring Alone (Or, If You Become a Solo Senior or Elder Orphan During Retirement)

Sometimes it feels like the world is designed for couples. People throw dinner parties for couples. Most forms ask about your spouse. And, let’s face it, retirement, and aging — an era when you’ll sometimes need a helping hand — can feel kind of scary on your own. Whether by circumstances or choice, the U.S.…

empty nest

Empty Nest? Why It’s a Great Time to Fill Up Your Retirement Nest Egg!

As you prepare for children to fly the coop, it is worthwhile to consider what type of empty nest parent you might be. Are you: Super proud that they are setting out on their own? Still supporting them financially? Relieved and happy to have more time on your own? Sad and lonely that your children…

Passive Income for Retirement: 12 Creative Ideas to Boost Your Financial Security

Passive income for retirement are income sources that you benefit from without too much effort — the money just flows in. Passive income streams are therefore ideal for retirement. In retirement you are trying to maximize the time we spend on leisure activities while minimizing work or burdensome endeavors.You can generate passive income from savings,…

How to Deal with Dementia or Alzheimer’s: 5 Retirement Financial Planning Steps

More than 5.5 million people have Alzheimer’s today, and as the baby boomers age, by 2050 that number is projected to triple. Additional research from the Alzheimer’s Association shows that last year millions of family and friends provided 17.7 billion hours of unpaid care — care valued at $220.2 billion — to loved ones with…

Retired Athletes: 20 Valuable Lessons from their Financial Victories and Agonizing Defeats

Retired athletes too often face financial ruin. According to authoritative reporting by Sports Illustrated, approximately 78 percent of NFL players either go bankrupt or face some serious financial stress within two years of ending their playing careers, while 60 percent of NBA players are broke within five years of retiring from the game. More recent…

total financial independence

15 of the Most Important Lessons from Financial Independence Blogs

To gain financial independence for retirement, use the lessons of those who have retired early. Here are 15 of the key lessons from the gurus running the top financial independence blogs. The Big Takeaways… Financial independence can be achieved, but it’s about combining lifestyle ambitions with reasonable financial strategies. Financial independence comes with some sacrifice,…

retiring to a holiday inn

Hotels, Cruises and Communes! Unexpected Ways to Afford a Little Help as You Age

Most of us are going to need some extra support as we age. Cooking, cleaning, running errands and more are called “activities of daily living” and it can be nice to get help with these tasks as you age. Is retiring to a Holiday Inn the answer? Living independently can be extremely difficult as we…

pension leveling

Social Security Leveling: What is It? Is it Better than a Traditional Pension Payout Option?

  You are lucky if you have a pension. You are lucky if your pension gives you different pay out options, but the choice for what to do can be confusing. Pension leveling — also called Social Security leveling — is one payout option that can be confusing. What is Pension Leveling / Social Security…

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