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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…

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Prepare for Life After Retirement: 3 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…

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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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! A full 75% of users of NewRetirement’s award winning retirement planning calculator mention travel as what they want to do…

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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…

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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…

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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. The Big Takeaways… It’s important to decide what approach you want to take to your gift, whether it be classic, utility, personal or just a gag. Everyone is different, so try to think about what is important…

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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…