Happy Retirement

Planning your future financial wellness needs to address with whom you spend your time, what you’ll do, where you’ll live, and also your purpose or how you’ll find meaning for this time of your life.

The happiest retirees have a plan for how to spend their time. More importantly, they understand the habits and and mindset required to stay vital, connected, and satisfied with life. Retirement depression and boredom is a real thing, but it is easily combatted with the right outlook and routine.

Get tips for celebrating retirement and planning a happy retirement. You deserve it!

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What Motivates You to Retire? How Did Others Decide to Take the Leap?

Explore 7 most often cited motivations for leaping into retirement. Three of them might really surprise you.

August 18, 2021
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41 Retirement Party Ideas: Retirement is a Big Deal, Commemorate and Celebrate the Occasion!

Celebrate retirement with a retirement party. Ideas for who to invite, when and where to party, speech ideas, and other ideas & fun stuff.

August 4, 2021
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Oldest Olympians at the 2021 Tokyo Games

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 50s and 60s competing in Tokyo this year. While historically the oldest Olympic athletes have competed in equestrian, sailing and shooting  competitions, the average ages are younger this…

July 28, 2021
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65 Tips for a Healthy, Wealthy, and Happy Retirement!

If you want to have a good retirement, you need to figure out what that means to you. Do some life planning for retirement, set goals, and use these retirement tips to create a plan that allows you to achieve exactly what you want. What do most of us want? It is usually pretty simple,…

July 21, 2021
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120 Big Ideas for What to Do in Retirement

Retirement is not the end. It is the beginning. A restart in fact. Here is a massive list of what to do in retirement.

June 24, 2021

The Surprising Age When Happiness Peaks (Hint: You Probably Aren’t Even There Yet)

One of the happiest ages in life occurs in what many would consider “old age.” Find out which two years will be (or were) your happiest ever.

June 24, 2021
retirement travel

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! And with the pandemic waning in the United States, and hopefully a way forward for the rest of the world,…

June 2, 2021
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Prepare for Life After Retirement: 6 Ways to Find Meaning and Purpose for this Stage of Life

We want a happy, stress-free life after retirement. However, many of us also want a meaningful life. Find out how to plan for a meaningful retirement.

May 20, 2021

8 Ideas for How to Thrive as You Navigate the Murky Transition to Retirement

Heading into retirement can be a difficult in-between-time. Here are 15 ideas for how to thrive as you navigate the transition.

May 6, 2021
retirement travel

Retirement Travel Trends and Tips for Funding Your Wanderlust

Do you dream of retirement travel? You aren’t alone and for good reason. 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…

April 22, 2021

Volunteering in Retirement: 6 Tips for Making an Impact

If volunteering in retirement sounds appealing to you, you are not alone. More than ever, workers over 50 are looking toward careers in the nonprofit world, seeking a second chance at purposeful work. In fact, according to Encore.org, more than 25 million Americans ages 50 to 70 are eager to share their skills, passions and…

March 30, 2021

Am I Ready to Retire? The 8 Unexpected Skills You Need for a Happy Secure Future

If you are asking, “Am I ready to retire?” Here is some good news: you don’t necessarily need $1 million dollars for a successful retirement. So, what you do need? We did a little digging and here are 8 important skills that will enable you to achieve financial security, health and the best most secure…

March 18, 2021
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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, and employment agreements are all declarations of your intent. Retirement is actually an ideal time to write a manifesto. Retirement is your…

March 11, 2021
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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…

January 27, 2021
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How to Boost 4 Different Happiness Hormones through Financial Planning

Most people think of financial planning as a source of stress. If this is you, I have news for you: you have it ALL wrong. Creating and following a financial plan is a great way to REDUCE your stress.  In fact, financial planning activities are guaranteed to release the four key hormones –dopamine, seratonin, oxytocin…

January 4, 2021

Be Happy: 10 Ways to Worry Less About Your Retirement

Don’t worry, be happy… about your retirement. The last few months have been an emotional rollercoaster for many people, and you may be feeling constantly stressed about your finances. You’re probably asking yourself, do I have enough money to be happy in retirement? If you are worried, you’re not alone. According to a survey conducted…

November 11, 2020
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11 Bold Fun Tips to Help You Plan and Enjoy Retirement: Make it Awesomely Satisfying!

An enjoyable retirement is the goal, right? You work your whole life and hopefully create and follow a plan so that you can kick back and do what you want to do when the time comes. Well, a recent survey from Nationwide suggests that all is not going according to plan for many retirees. The…

September 30, 2020
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Growing Old is Optional! 14 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…

September 24, 2020

The Right Kind of Stress for a Secure, Happy and Relaxed Retirement

When most people think about financial and retirement planning, feelings of stress, worry, and anxiety rise in our throats. This stress — while unpleasant — exists for good reason. Stress serves a purpose. Less than 50% of people have a written retirement plan. The majority of people simply don’t have enough saved for this time…

September 3, 2020
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What You Might Have in Common with Retiring Olympic Athletes

A new documentary, The Weight of Gold, explores the many mental health challenges that retired Olympic athletes face. You might be surprised to learn that those challenges are similar to what happens at retirement to many people in far more mundane jobs.  Retired Olympic athletes – and anyone who has retired from a job where…

August 19, 2020
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Books About Retirement and Aging

Personal finance, investments and much more. Find fiction and many books on achieving a meaningful, happy, healthy and successful retirement.

August 15, 2020
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20 Best New Retirement Books for Summer Reading 2020

The summer of 2020 hasn’t felt much like a summer since we’ve been working from home and not traveling since March. Whether you’re going on an all-American road trip in August, making s’mores in the backyard, or even if your vacation plans have been put on hold till 2021, these new and newly updated retirement…

August 6, 2020

19 Best TED Talks on Retirement and Aging to Help You Have a Better Future

You want to have a better retirement. But how do you get there? You could spend hours researching the latest science behind happiness, personal finance and investment theory, and health research. Or you can take a few minutes to watch the best TED Talks related to retirement. With their engaging speakers and easy-to-digest format, even…

July 7, 2020

The Secret to a Happy Retirement? A Schedule!

Before retirement, life has a predictable routine. Work takes priority, and oftentimes everything else is scheduled around it. From laundry to mowing the lawn, many people plan and keep a routine so that everything gets done. After retirement, there’s nothing but time! So, it might seem that schedules aren’t crucial. But a routine might be…

July 5, 2020

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