Category: Celebrating Retirement

getting old

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…

grateful retirement

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…

retirement book club

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…

retirement coach

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…

retirement lessons

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…

getting old is optional

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…

retirement club

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…

retirement travel

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…

grateful retirement

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…

enjoy retirement

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…

happy retirement

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:…

retirement quotes

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…

Retirees Giving Back

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…

retirement travel

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…

Plan for retirement

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…

Volunteer opportunities

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…