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.

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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 a diverse group of famous older people. The following seven successful individuals have shared some wisdom with the world that can help you have a better retirement. They also demonstrated that age is just a number. Some of them…

June 6, 2020
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Retirement in the Time of Coronavirus: 18 Tips for How to Plan Your Future Amid this Health Crisis

Here are 18 tips for planning your retirement future amid this health crisis. From evaluating your finances to staying sane and healthy, this is the guide.

April 2, 2020
movies about retirement and aging

Making Sense of Retirement — 86 Great Movies About Retirement and Aging — Updated List!

Click here for the best list of movies about retirement and aging. Updated 2019.

March 16, 2020
second career

Purposeful Ideas for Retirees Seeking a Second Career or a Big Life Change

Lots of people “retire” to a whole new second career or a very different way of life. In fact, for the majority of retirees, retirement no longer means pursuing a life of leisure. Retirees today are finding new purpose for their “golden years.” Some people want to change their life completely. Others just want a…

February 19, 2020
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Retirement Stories: Cancer’s Demise? How Meaning Can Be Found in Odd Places

What you do in retirement can sometimes be surprising. What follows are some important, wild or wacky recent retirement stories meant to inform and inspire you. Purpose Can Be Found in Odd (Though Heartwarming) Endeavors In 2016, at over the age of 100, Alfred Date was Australia’s oldest living man. He found his purpose in…

January 8, 2020
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Retirement Stories: Why Your Home Won’t Be Worth What You Think, Last Minute Gift Ideas and More News

Here is the most recent round up of retirement related stories from around the internet: the latest wild, wacky, profound, exciting or heartwarming news about retirement and aging. In 10 Years Will Your Home Be Worth What It Is Now? A recent article in the Wall Street Journal reported that by 2037, one quarter of…

December 4, 2019
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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. Retirement is a Big Deal… So, Find the Best Retirement Gift Of all the life transitions that merit gifts — graduation, marriage and the birth of a baby — retirement might be the most significant change and…

December 2, 2019
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Retirement Stories: The Latest, Wild, Wacky, Profound and Heartwarming News About Retirement and Aging

We are starting a running list of retirement related stories from around the internet: the latest, wild, wacky, profound, exciting or heartwarming news about retirement and aging. Do you have a retirement story you think belongs here? Email us! Aging is… Optional? David Sinclair is a Harvard professor who made Time Magazine’s list of of…

November 20, 2019
retirement survival pack

Retirement Survival Pack: Don’t Leave Work Without It!

Retirement can be hard. Sure, some people slide right into it with no problem at all.  Others are bored at best and depressed at worst. It is not the financial pressure that is usually the problem. Issues usually come from the fact that work often provides the emotional, mental and social stimuli that you need…

October 3, 2019
retirement depression

Retirement Depression: 9 Tips for Combating this Very Common Syndrome

Retirement depression — feeling sad or lacking energy and focus after retiring — is surprisingly common. A study published in the Journal of Population Ageing found that those who were retired were about twice as likely to report feeling symptoms of depression than those who were still working. And, research from the London-based Institute of…

August 29, 2019
Another Word for Retirement

What is Another Word for Retirement? There Has Got to Be Something Better!

I think we can all agree. We desperately need another word for retirement. Retirement is a word that we use to roughly define a period of life after work. But this word is imprecise at best and — at worst — really flat out wrong about this phase of life. I mean, some of us…

July 24, 2019
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Great Retirement Advice from the Best Graduation Speeches

Graduation and retirement are arguably the two biggest life transitions anyone will ever experience.  With both rites of passage, everything about your daily experience changes in the short term and your goals for the future become more far sighted and poignant. Therefore, we wondered if perhaps retirees had anything to learn from the wisdom of…

June 6, 2019

Retirement Reinvention: Hold Steady or Become a New You?

Retirement reinvention!?! Maybe you want nothing to change once you retire, or maybe you’re anxious for that next new phase and what it could bring. Retirement isn’t one idea, and it’s definitely not static. It’s just the next stage. And with Americans living much longer than ever before, it can last more than 20 years.…

June 1, 2019
managing money for happiness

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.

February 25, 2019

Winter Got You Down? Make a Sunnier Climate a Retirement Reality

Rain. Snow. Sleet. Cold. Once the coziness of winter holidays passes, dark weather can weigh heavily on our psyches.  However, when you retire, you have more freedom to seek and enjoy sunnier or more temperate climates. What’s holding you back? Here are nine tips, tricks and things to consider when thinking about a warmer location…

January 15, 2019
getting old

Getting Old: Ideas for Delaying the Onset, Reasons to Look Forward to It and Ways to Prepare

Getting old is 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 older person can: Help you create a better plan and make…

February 21, 2018

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…

December 27, 2017
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5 Things No One Tells You About Retirement That You Need to Know

The plan seems simple: work until age 65 and then retire and enjoy the good life: golfing, travel, gardening, being a grandparent, and sleeping in. This may be what you’ve been looking forward to for the last forty or so years, but you could be in for some big surprises. There are quite a few…

May 3, 2017
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…

November 9, 2016
happy retirement

Rethinking Retirement: XX Facts and Fictions Related to Your Future

If you aren’t retired yet, you can’t possibly know what your future will really look and feel like. As with previous life transitions (getting married, having kids, switching jobs), there are more unknowns than knowns. Here are X retirement facts and fictions to help you be more prepared for what lies ahead. 1. Fact: An…

June 7, 2016
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…

December 1, 2015
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…

November 11, 2015
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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 money. Not all retirement blogs have such a…

October 6, 2015
healthy retirement

5 Ideas for Finding the Fountain of Youth in Retirement

A happy retirement is a healthy one. And health is usually considered a youthful trait. So are happiness and youth unattainable in retirement? Hardly. It just takes a different approach than it might for someone in their 20s. Retirement doesn’t have to mean slowing down and getting soft in the middle. You can help preserve…

August 19, 2015

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