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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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
retirement advice

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

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
know about retirement

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
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 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
Planning for retirement

Planning for Retirement? Remember to Have Some Fun!

Planning for retirement should not just be about how to pay your bills once you retire. You have worked most of your adult life, and chances are, you have been waiting for retirement to come. Take advantage of the time away from work to do things that you have always wanted to do and enjoy…

June 24, 2015
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…

May 5, 2015

Planning for Retirement Travel Around the World

Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover. Mark Twain You don’t want to regret not seeing the world.  Retirement…

May 1, 2015
Volunteering during retirement

Expert Interview with Lacey Worel About Volunteering During Retirement

Volunteering after retirement can be a win-win situation. It gives you a chance to do good work that you’re passionate about and that you might not have had time to do when working at your career. It can also open doorways to a second career, either full or part time, while helping people, all at…

April 3, 2015

Expert Interview with Michael Nuschke on the Future of Retirement for NewRetirement.com

Financial planner Michael Nuschke quotes hockey great Wayne Gretzky when asked what we can do to better prepare for the future of retirement: “A good hockey player plays where the puck is. A great hockey player plays where the puck is going to be.” The Retirement Futurist has made it his job to study and…

October 28, 2014

What Are Your Plans for Staying Young in Retirement?

What do you play?  Share your plans and ideas for staying young in the comments section below. (And visit the NewRetirement Calculator to make sure you can afford the fun.)

September 4, 2014

Here’s to Just Doing it While You Can!

I am Griffin.  My Dad is the founder of this web site — NewRetirement.com.  He and I recently spent a few days hiking in the Sierra and we met some inspiring retired people What do you plan to do in retirement? Rachel here has decided to hike the Pacific Crest Trail, one of the longest trails…

June 25, 2014

Age is Only a Number; Amazing Accomplishments by 70, 80 and 90 Year Olds

Old age is often considered a time of decline, but older adults around the world are filling their golden years with amazing accomplishments. Scroll down to watch five inspiring videos that prove life doesn’t end after 50. 1. The Rockin’ Runner Most people won’t ever run a marathon, but in June 2014, Charlotte, N.C. resident…

June 25, 2014

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