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Growing Old is Optional! More Stories of Amazing Accomplishments by People Older than You

Age is just a number.  In fact, even the word “old” means less and less these days as many of us stay healthy and active well past the traditional retirement age of 65.  Is 80 the new 40?  Or, is 100 a better benchmark age for enjoying life and achieving interesting things? Preparing for retirement…

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Join the Club: How to Start a Retirement Planning Club and Have a Happier Wealthier Future

Feeling excited, overwhelmed or unsure about retirement?  Start a retirement club! We all need help with our retirement plans but very few of us turn to friends for that support.  A retirement club — kind of like a book club where you discuss retirement topics instead of novels — can provide an ideal and friendly…

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What You Can Learn from Millennials for a Better Retirement

According to the Pew Research Center and the U.S. Census Bureau, Millennials have surpassed Baby Boomers as the largest living generation. There may be a lot of them, but what can this hip, dreaming and some say lazy generation tell us about having a better retirement?  It turns out that some of their ideas will…

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Retirement Travel Trends and Tips for Funding Your Wanderlust

Here’s a riddle for you: Question: What is the one thing you can buy in retirement that will make you richer not poorer? Answer: Retirement travel.   Whether you are planning a weekend trip to visit family or a round the world expedition, travel enriches our lives. And travel is what retirees want to do….

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Be Thankful As You Near Retirement — It Improves Health and Happiness

Whether you have saved enough money to feel secure about retirement or not… There is still plenty to be thankful for. Feel grateful. It gets easier as you age and it improves your health. In fact, as you get older, your ability to feel grateful also increases. Research indicates that as you get older, gratitude…

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How (and Why) to Blog Your Retirement

Some of us retire with a clear purpose in mind.  Others of us are anxious to escape the daily grind of work, but we are less sure about how exactly we want to spend our new found leisure time.  Either way, why not blog your retirement? More and more seniors are tech savvy enough to…

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What is Your Retirement Manifesto?

Retirement is actually an ideal time to write a manifesto. Retirement is your time — your time to be who you want to be. You may be hampered by finances, but your time and beliefs are your own and retirement is an ideal time to embody and promote your own ideals. In retirement, you are…

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3 Ways to Find Meaning for Life After Retirement

While we’re in the daily grind of working for a living, we often visualize life after retirement as happy, stress-free relaxation. Getting a little R&R is certainly important, but there is a limit to the amount of napping, puttering around the house and daytime television a person can take. Without a plan for life after…

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4 Tips to Help You Enjoy Retirement

Enjoy retirement… This content was originally published on RealDealRetirement by Walter Updegrave, RealDealRetirement @RealDealRetirement   Fewer than than half of retirees say they are having a very enjoyable retirement, according to a recent research brief on retirement satisfaction from the Employee Benefit Research Institute. Which is a shame, considering how diligently many of us save…

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Oldest Olympians at the 2016 Games in Rio

Think Olympic glory is behind you?  You might be surprised by the ages of the oldest Olympians. There are at least a handful of Olympians in their sixties competing in Rio this year.  However, they are not breaking any records.  Olympic athletes have been getting relatively younger — not older. The oldest Olympic athlete in…