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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11 Ways Money Really Can Buy Happiness

Does money buy happiness? It does if you know how to spend it. Find out how to improve your quality of life with the right kind of spending.

May 9, 2024
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What is Consumption Smoothing? And, Why Is It Important if You Want Long Term Financial Stability?

While most people do short term consumption smoothing, you really need it for your future financial security.

April 18, 2024
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What’s Your Why? How to Set Life Goals and Create a Financial Plan for Achieving Them

Is your long-term financial goal all about your money? You are missing the point. Learn to consider your why, what’s important to you.

April 11, 2024
Rising Above the Money Fog with Mikelann Valterra

Podcast: Rising Above the Money Fog with Mikelann Valterra

Hear from coach Mikelann Valterra about the “money fog,” making better decisions, female-specific financial challenges, money personality types, and more.

April 10, 2024
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Stoic Wisdom: 6 Key Insights to Make You Happier Today and Wealthier in the Future

There is surprising buzz around Stoicism, an ancient Greek philosophy. See how Stoic wisdom can help you achieve financial wellness.

March 21, 2024
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The No Regret Retirement: Make Sure You Are Happy with the Big Decision

You don’t want to and can’t afford to get retirement wrong. Here are tips to make sure you are ready, willing and able to have a retirement without regrets.

February 8, 2024
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How to Breakthrough the Top 3 Mental Roadblocks to Retirement Success

You need a retirement plan even if you don’t want one. Here are 3 tips for overcoming the mental blocks to achieving a secure financial future!

January 30, 2024
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How to Live a Long Life: 15 Habits of Happy and Healthy Aging 

You know diet and exercise can help you live a long life. Have you also developed the social, emotional and financial habits you need to thrive?

January 4, 2024
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How Worry Tricks You into Worrying More and How to Feel Good About Your Financial Future

Worrying is not the solution to financial stress. Find out about the one powerful thing you can do to feel better about your future.

December 20, 2023
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Holiday Gift Guide: Great Financial Wellness and Investment Gifts for Everyone in the Family (Even the Kids)

This gift guide is focused on helping you give long term financial success and happiness to everyone on your list, young and old.

December 6, 2023
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7 Reasons to De-Clutter Your Home for Retirement

Explore why de-cluttering is the ultimate retirement and estate planning task. 7 compelling reasons to clean out your closets this year.

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November 21, 2023
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A Recipe for Financial Success: It’s as Easy as Pumpkin Pie

Do you have all the ingredients and the right recipe for financial success? It needn’t be complicated. In fact, it can be as easy as pie.

November 16, 2023
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Blue Zones Report: 3 Okinawan Secrets to a Long Emotionally, Intellectually, and Physically Healthy Life

Want to live healthfully to 100? Learn the powerful and well researched Okinawan secrets to a long life: ikigai, moai, hara hachi bu and more.

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Where in the World is the Best Retirement? (See Where the U.S. Ranks and Discover Worldwide Problems with Financial Security)

Which countries enjoy the best retirement? Why? What are global threats to retirement security? Can you move to any of the top 10 locales?

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How Your Financial Motivations Impact Your Financial Decision Making

Financial motivations drive your financial decisions. Be aware of them and you will make better choices.

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87 Thought Provoking Questions About Wealth: Understand Your Values and Attitudes About Money to Live Happier

Money is important. Take time to think about and answer questions about wealth. Explore your beliefs and attitudes. It can be transformative.

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It’s Time to Play! Why Having Fun is So Important In both Work and Retirement

Play should be an important component of both work and retirement. Explore why it’s so important and how to do it more.

August 14, 2023
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You Probably Haven’t Hit Peak Happiness Yet: Find Out When It Will Happen!

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.

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The Hard Parts of Retirement: Boredom and Other Problems

Even a financially secure retirement can come with problems. Explore retirement boredom and what else vexes people about post work freedom.

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The Secret to Financial Discipline, Confidence, and Better Results? A Planning Mindset!

Too many people think that their financial destiny is set and can’t be changed. Find out how a planning mindset improves wealth and security.

August 1, 2023
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Are You Too Optimistic or Too Pessimistic with Your Financial Plans?

Glass half full or half empty when it comes to your financial outlook? There are benefits to both viewpoints, but usually optimism wins.

July 20, 2023

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.

July 20, 2023
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98 Tips for a Healthy, Wealthy, and Happy Retirement!

Here are 98 retirement tips and tricks. Explore useful advice for a healthy, wealthy and happily ever after.

July 13, 2023
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6 Tips for How to Manage Money for Happiness

Financial goals are usually numerical. Nothing wrong with that, but you probably also want to manage your money for happiness. Find out how.

July 6, 2023

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