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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Advice from Betty White on Not Retiring, Aging Well, and Living a Happy Life

Betty White, the Golden Girl, lived well and vibrantly and offered fans lots of insight into making the most of life at every age.

January 13, 2022
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Hurry! Life After Retirement is Going to Be Great (If You Are Truly Ready)

Run don’t walk toward life after retirement. Research says it will be the best time of your life. Explore 7 tips to get ready to retire now!

October 12, 2021
retirement surprises

16 Retirement Surprises: What Retirees Wish They Knew About Retirement BEFORE Retiring

Here are a 16 possible retirement surprises. For some, it will inspire an early retirement. Others will want to proceed more cautiously.

September 23, 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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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
life after retirement

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
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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
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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

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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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 start their…

July 1, 2020
Happy Retirement

Surprising Tips for a Happy 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 retirement? Try these tips: Think About Your Death Yes, you…

July 1, 2020
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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 modern generation tell us about having a better retirement? It turns out that some of their ideas will work quite well for those…

June 30, 2020
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6 Ways a Life Coach Can Improve Your Retirement

You’ve saved money, but are you really ready for retirement? 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 for the non-financial aspects. Both are important. A financial advisor or an online…

June 29, 2020
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Loneliness Is as Dangerous as Smoking and Stress

Research shows that feeling lonely is a big risk factor for heart attack, clogged arteries, and stroke.  In fact, the dangers of loneliness are on par with obesity, light smoking, and anxiety.  A study published in the British medical research journal BMJ found that feeling lonely, or being socially isolated, increases your risk by 29%…

June 26, 2020
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124 Retirement Quotes: Funny Retirement Quotes, Inspirational Retirement Quotes and More!

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 funny retirement quotes, inspirational retirement quotes and much more about this wonderful phase of life. Browse all famous retirement quotes below,…

June 19, 2020

65 Funny Quotes About Getting Older and Quotes About Aging

These funny quotes about getting older and quotes about aging should serve as inspiration for enjoying this remarkable time of life. Funny Quotes About Getting Older “Aging seems to be the only available way to live a long life.” Kitty O’Neill Collins “You can live to be a hundred if you give up all things…

June 18, 2020
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How to Start a Retirement Club: Plan for 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 forum…

June 16, 2020
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Live Each Day: 4 Tips From the Science of Happiness

Jim McCarthy is a successful Silicon Valley executive who worked for Yahoo! as employee number 258 and grew up with the industry. In 2013 he was diagnosed with prostate cancer. He decided right then to live each day with purpose. In the process, he wrote a best-selling book with lessons for people in all stages…

June 11, 2020

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