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20 Great Retirement Travel Ideas: Make the Most Popular Retirement Pursuit Your Reality

According to surveys of NewRetirement users, travel after retirement is clearly the most popular and desired pursuit for this phase of life.  From day trips by car to round the world journeys, retirees have wanderlust! What are your retirement travel plans? A full 75% of users of NewRetirement’s award winning Retirement Planner mention travel as…

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Retirement Survival Pack: Don’t Leave Work Without It!

Retirement can be hard. Sure, some people slide right into it with no problem at all.  Others are bored at best and depressed at worst. It is not the financial pressure that is usually the problem. Issues usually come from the fact that work often provides the emotional, mental and social stimuli that you need…

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Retirement Depression: 9 Tips for Combating this Very Common Syndrome

Retirement depression — feeling sad or lacking energy and focus after retiring — is surprisingly common. A study published in the Journal of Population Ageing found that those who were retired were about twice as likely to report feeling symptoms of depression than those who were still working. And, research from the London-based Institute of…

Another Word for Retirement

What is Another Word for Retirement? There Has Got to Be Something Better!

I think we can all agree. We desperately need another word for retirement. Retirement is a word that we use to roughly define a period of life after work. But this word is imprecise at best and — at worst — really flat out wrong about this phase of life. I mean, some of us…

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Great Retirement Advice from the Best Graduation Speeches

Graduation and retirement are arguably the two biggest life transitions anyone will ever experience.  With both rites of passage, everything about your daily experience changes in the short term and your goals for the future become more far sighted and poignant. Therefore, we wondered if perhaps retirees had anything to learn from the wisdom of…

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Retirement Reinvention: Hold Steady or Become a New You?

Retirement reinvention!?! Maybe you want nothing to change once you retire, or maybe you’re anxious for that next new phase and what it could bring. Retirement isn’t one idea, and it’s definitely not static. It’s just the next stage. And with Americans living much longer than ever before, it can last more than 20 years….

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3 Okinawan Secrets to a Long Life: 1) Ikigai 2) Moai 3) Hara Hachi Bu — Huh?

Some might believe that the hokey pokey really is what it is all about. Yoga and mindfulness mavens chant “om” as a long and happy life mantra. Others sing super cali fragilistic expealidocious and, “if said loud enough,” will at least sound precocious. However, the residents of the Japanese island of Okinawa have other words…

120 Big Ideas for What to Do in Retirement

You’ve probably spent at least a little time thinking about what to do in retirement. How will you fill your days? Where will you go? What will you do? With whom will you spend time?In retirement, you likely have more options for how to spend your time than ever before. And, you certainly don’t have…

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Making Sense of Retirement — 74 Great Movies About Retirement and Aging — Updated List 2019!

Movies – like all art forms – can be a great way to explore important themes in your life.  Here is our list of movies related to retirement and aging.  While you should probably do more to prepare for retirement than watching movies — use a retirement calculator or consult a financial advisor for example…

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What is Your Retirement Manifesto?

A manifesto is a declaration of an individual or group’s intentions and motivations. Most big life events involve some kind of manifesto — whether you call it that or not. Contracts, wedding vows, employment agreements are all declarations of your intent. Retirement is actually an ideal time to write a manifesto. Retirement is your time…

Winter Got You Down? Make a Sunnier Climate a Retirement Reality

Rain. Snow. Sleet. Cold. Once the coziness of winter holidays passes, dark weather can weigh heavily on our psyches.  However, when you retire, you have more freedom to seek and enjoy sunnier or more temperate climates. What’s holding you back? Here are nine tips, tricks and things to consider when thinking about a warmer location…

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Prepare for Life After Retirement: 4 Ways to Find Meaning and Purpose for this Stage of Life

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 retirement,…

Is Your Future Bigger Than Your Past? The Surprising Age When Happiness Peaks

You probably looked at your parents’ and grandparents’ retirement as times of slowing down.  But, if you are in your 50s, 60s and even 70s or 80s, I am willing to bet that is not how you feel about your own future. Now — the age of retirement — is an exciting time to restart…

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The Right Kind of Stress for a Secure and Super Retirement

When most people think about financial and retirement planning, feelings of stress, worry and anxiety rise in our throats. And, this stress exists for good reason. Less than 50% of people have a written retirement plan. The majority of people simply don’t have enough saved for this time of their lives. And, even if you…

Celebrate Retirement with These Retirement Party Ideas! The Best Tips for Planning a Memorable Retirement Commemoration! Fete! Gala! Get Together!

One of the best ways to celebrate retirement is with a retirement party.  Retirement is a huge milestone and a great reason to celebrate.  Throw a party for yourself, get a friend to do it for you.  Celebrate a friend or family member with the best party planning ever! The Big Takeaways… When planning someone’s…

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Getting Old: Ideas for Delaying the Onset, Reasons to Look Forward to It and Ways to Prepare

Getting old.  Getting really old.  It’s not all fun and games.  However,  it is not nearly as dismal as you might think — assuming you follow a few guidelines.  Furthermore, it can actually be enormously beneficial for you to think about growing old. Contemplating your future as an old person can: Help you create a…

The Top Retirement Resolutions for Health, Wealth and Happiness in 2018

It is that time of year.  Time to set goals and set a resolution for 2018.  Here are some retirement resolution ideas that address wealth, health and happiness. Choose one or something from each category. Top Financial Retirement Resolutions? Find Wealth! It may come as no surprise, but saving more and saving more for retirement…

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Are You Retirement Age? 7 Reasons to Feel Grateful and Be Thankful this Holiday and Always

Whether you have saved enough money to feel secure about retirement or not… There is still plenty to be thankful for this holiday season (and ever more). Feel grateful. It gets easier as you age and it improves your health. In fact, as you get older, your ability to feel grateful actually increases. Research indicates…

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Start a Retirement Book Club or Any Club: You Are Apt to Live a Longer Life!

A fairly large percentage of retirees experience a drop in well-being after retirement.  According to researchers, between 10-24% of retirees feel stressed in the years following their departure from work. Starting or joining a retirement book club — read books about retirement and share your thoughts — may be just the answer. Actually, any club…

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Do You Need a Retirement Coach? 6 Ways a Life Coach Can Help You Have a Better Retirement

You’ve saved money, but are you really ready for retirement? Or, as a particular type of retirement coach might say, “Are YOU READY??!!????” Using a life coach for retirement might sound crazy. But, it’s not. While some people prepare for the financial aspects of retirement, it is not clear how many people develop clear plans…

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Powerful Retirement Lessons: Inspiring Quotes from 7 Famous Retirees

Looking for some inspiration for retirement? Check out these retirement lessons that can be gleaned from the quotes of a diverse group of famous older people. The following 7 successful individuals shared wisdom that can help you have a better retirement. They also demonstrated that age is just a number, some of them reaching their…

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5 Things No One Tells You about Retirement That You NEED to Know

The plan is simple: work until age 65, then retire and enjoy the good life — golfing, travel, gardening, being a grandparent, and sleeping in. It’s what you’ve been looking forward to for the last forty or so years, but you could be in for big surprises. There are quite a few important issues that…

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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

Do you dream of retirement travel? 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 around the world expedition, travel enriches our lives. And travel is what…

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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…

life after retirement

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…

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Retirement Gifts: Find Thoughtful and Funny Retirement Gift Ideas

There are so many great retirement gift ideas. Browse this list for meaningful, funny and thoughtful retirement gifts. Retirement is a Big Deal… So, Find the Best Retirement Gift Of all the life transitions that merit gifts — graduation, marriage and the birth of a baby — retirement might be the most significant change and…

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You Will Have a Happy Retirement and 9 Other Fun Facts About Your Future

A new study from Merrill Lynch, “Leisure in Retirement, Beyond the Bucket List,” finds that you are very likely to have a happy retirement. In fact, you might be surprised to learn that it is probably going to be the best time of your life! Here are 9 facts about your probable happy retirement future:…

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Famous Retirement Quotes, Funny Retirement Quotes, Inspirational Retirement Quotes

You’ll Laugh (or Cry) When You Read These Famous Quotations About Retirement As you plan retirement, figure out what to say in a retirement card or write a retirement speech, you will enjoy reading quotations and funny sayings about this phase of life. Over 60 retirement quotes are found below. However, if you are looking…

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Surprising Tips for a Happy Retirement

First the good news: we generally get happier in retirement!  After the stress of building careers and raising kids, most people’s happiness seems to start increasing at around age 65.  And, we keep getting happier until it peaks at around age 85. Want to do a little extra to make sure you have a happy…

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Retirees Giving $8 Trillion to Economy Through Charity

Planning ahead for everyday expenses in retirement—from weekly groceries to monthly bills—is something in which many soon-to-be retirees are fairly well versed. In order to maintain a comparable lifestyle to what you’ve lived up until retirement, you know approximately how much money you’ll need each year. But if you haven’t considered how much you might…

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7 Questions to Ask if Retirement Travel is Part of Your Future

Who hasn’t dreamed about walking away from a lifetime of punching the clock, packing a bag, and seeing the world? Retirement travel isn’t just for the rich and famous, and you’re certainly not restricted to the Continental U.S. Some of the most average of people visit faraway destinations, but they don’t get there just by…

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12 Lifestyle Blogs That Help You Imagine a Happy and Healthy Retirement

There’s certainly no shortage of retirement blogs, but many, if not most of them focus on financial matters. That’s important, but not everything in retirement revolves around money. That’s like saying once you retire, you’re only interested in saving money, keeping money, investing money and worrying about – you guessed it – money. But not…

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5 Ideas for Finding the Fountain of Youth in Retirement

A happy retirement is a healthy one. And health is usually considered a youthful trait. So are happiness and youth unattainable in retirement? Hardly. It just takes a different approach than it might for someone in their 20s. Retirement doesn’t have to mean slowing down and getting soft in the middle. You can help preserve…

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Planning for Retirement? Remember to Have Some Fun!

Planning for retirement should not just be about how to pay your bills once you retire. You have worked most of your adult life, and chances are, you have been waiting for retirement to come. Take advantage of the time away from work to do things that you have always wanted to do and enjoy…

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Expert Interview with Sven Mauleon About volunteer opportunities overseas for retirees

Retirement needn’t mean the end – it can also mean the beginning of something new. Volunteering is a wonderful opportunity to try out things you never had a chance to while working in your first career while helping out the needy in the process. Sometimes, it can even lead to a second career. Openmind Projects…

Planning for Retirement Travel Around the World

Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover. Mark Twain You don’t want to regret not seeing the world.  Retirement…

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Expert Interview with Lacey Worel About Volunteering During Retirement

Volunteering after retirement can be a win-win situation. It gives you a chance to do good work that you’re passionate about and that you might not have had time to do when working at your career. It can also open doorways to a second career, either full or part time, while helping people, all at…

Expert Interview with Michael Nuschke on the Future of Retirement for NewRetirement.com

Financial planner Michael Nuschke quotes hockey great Wayne Gretzky when asked what we can do to better prepare for the future of retirement: “A good hockey player plays where the puck is. A great hockey player plays where the puck is going to be.” The Retirement Futurist has made it his job to study and…

What Are Your Plans for Staying Young in Retirement?

What do you play?  Share your plans and ideas for staying young in the comments section below. (And visit the NewRetirement Calculator to make sure you can afford the fun.)

To Retire or Not to Retire? Retirement Sayings About the Pros and Cons of Retirement

Is retirement really so great? Some of these famous retirement quotes indicate yes others disagree. It may surprise you to learn that we have collected more retirement sayings that argue against retirement than those in favor of retirement. Of course, more and more people retiring these days are transitioning to retirement – retiring from one…

Here’s to Just Doing it While You Can!

I am Griffin.  My Dad is the founder of this web site — NewRetirement.com.  He and I recently spent a few days hiking in the Sierra and we met some inspiring retired people Rachel and Griffin   What do you plan to do in retirement? Rachel here has decided to hike the Pacific Crest Trail, one…

Age is Only a Number; Amazing Accomplishments by 70, 80 and 90 Year Olds

Old age is often considered a time of decline, but older adults around the world are filling their golden years with amazing accomplishments. Scroll down to watch five inspiring videos that prove life doesn’t end after 50. 1. The Rockin’ Runner Most people won’t ever run a marathon, but in June 2014, Charlotte, N.C. resident…

How You Get Smarter As You Age

So You Can Teach an Old Dog New Tricks Time Magazine, August 15, 2013 For many people over the age of 65, if you were to ask them if they believe that they’re smarter than someone in their 20’s, you would probably get a response along the lines of “Duh!”  However, if you were to…

New York Yankees’ Mariano Rivera Has Eventful Final Visit to Oakland Coliseum

OAKLAND — Hours before he yielded Nate Freiman’s walk-off hit in the A’s 3-2 18-inning win over the Yankees on Thursday, longtime New York closer Mariano Rivera got a surfboard and a bottle of Napa Valley white wine as retirement gifts from the Oakland organization. The pitcher was honored in a pregame ceremony at the…