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Making Retirement Work for You and Your Spouse
A Golden Opportunity to Reconnect Ah, retirement. You’ve dreamt night and day about how relieving and freeing your work-free lifestyle will be: sleeping in, taking trips to the Caribbean, planting that garden you’ve always wanted and spending time with your spouse. But, have you thought about the new and additional challenges you’ll be faced with as well? Retirement for many is a wonderful and rare time to reconnect with their partner, but it also can represent a time of  Read More>>>
  SeniorsList

Tips to Prepare Your Marriage for Retirement
At the appropriate time in your career, choosing to retire is one of the many milestones you’ll encounter as a couple. Individually it means that the freedom to travel and do those projects you’ve been meaning to do around the house has finally come. As a couple, however, retirement can mean a real shift in your relationship. Whether you and your spouse make the decision to retire at the same time or not, there will need to be some adjustments in your lifestyle. After retirement  Read More>>>
  SeniorsList

Keep Your Relationship Afloat After Retirement
You and your spouse have spent many hours daydreaming about what your retirement will consist of. It could be that your dream life free of cubicles, deadlines and meetings, and instead planting a vegetable garden and having the time to read the paper each morning. If you plan on retiring around the same time as your spouse, the reality is often a shift in the relationship. While it’s wonderful to have all the time in the world to spend together, some couples miss the time they spent  Read More>>>
  SeniorsList

How to Avoid a Failed Retirement
In retirement, there is no "one size fits all." What many of us want and ultimately choose is very personal, even within a marriage. One spouse may have expectations that are very different from the other spouse. Regardless of the variations in lifestyles, it is how we navigate these differences that will determine how happy and successful we are in our retirement. A spouse who is bored, unfulfilled, lost, and unhappy or having regrets about retiring could cause retirement to fail  Read More>>>
  Dee Cascio

Coping With Change in Retirement
All change carries with it the risk of the unknown and the unexpected. Some find these adjustments exciting and welcome the challenge. These people are able to go with the flow. Others follow the path of redirection reluctantly, dragging their heels all the way and feeling threatened. Perhaps their anxiety is caused by their fear that they won't be able to navigate the shift. Many of us have anxieties that create barriers to development, especially as we age. In an effort to cope, you may  Read More>>>
  Dee Cascio

Discover Your Purpose in Retirement
Many in my hard-working generation are looking forward to the day they retire. The expectation is that many of us will just go with the flow, relax and do the things that we always wanted to do. However, it doesn't take long before one day resembles the next and you are developing habits that don't serve you well. Sometimes these bad habits are so subtle that the damage they cause happens before you even know it. Eventually you realize that because you have always been part of a high  Read More>>>
  Dee Cascio

Is Your Relationship Ready For Retirement?
It is complicated and challenging enough to think about retirement for ourselves, but it is even more challenging for couples to plan for retirement. Many complex retirement needs are unique to living with a spouse or partner. To have a successful retirement, each spouse needs to be able to compromise and cooperate with understanding and empathy while still maintaining his or her own autonomy in a relationship. My success is not your success The way we navigate this next stage of our lives  Read More>>>
  Dee Cascio

Is Clutter Getting in the Way of Retirement?
Recently, I was listening to a teleclass on de-cluttering your life with emphasis on the multiple kinds of clutter that people accumulate without even realizing it. Gathering clutter can become an unconscious obsession that ends up taking on a life of its own. Within one month of listening to this teleclass, I received my Oprah magazine in which she devoted space to a number of articles and tips on how to de-clutter your life. I thought it was interesting that the topic of clutter had shown  Read More>>>
  Dee Cascio

Volunteering and Retirement
"Life begets life. Energy creates energy. It is by spending oneself that one becomes rich." Sarah Bernhardt Volunteers, who make a difference every day, are the unsung heroes of our communities and nation. Volunteers have rebuilt neighborhoods, fed the poor, won elections, and clothed the homeless. How many of you have wanted to help a child learn how to read, wrap gifts for less fortunate families at your local church during the Christmas season, work at a soup kitchen, or collect  Read More>>>
  Dee Cascio

Retirement Quotes For Cards & Greetings
It can be hard to find the right words for a special occasion sometimes. When someone is retiring, it's a nice gesture to send or offer a card with kind words of congratulations and best wishes for the wonderful future. It you aren't sure what to say, you can include some well-known or even obscure retirement quotes in your card or greeting to the retiree. If you are related to the person who is retiring, it would be both loving and respectful to include some of your own words and  Read More>>>
  Kathryn M. D Imperio

Happily Ever After in Retirement Communities
The best retirement living community for you is the one which best meets your needs. Life never stops, not even at the retirement age. The retirement years are a new beginning of our lives, which arises the need to discover the best retirement communities. Retirement is a special time of our life and the retirement communities are special in their own unique ways and offer some of the best facilities. One of the main considerations retiring seniors are faced with is whether to move to an  Read More>>>
  Thilo Best

Dating in Retirement
Choosing a retirement home can be a rewarding experience. With the freedom retirement brings you have many living options available to you in Florida. For many, retirement is just the beginning of a great social life not the end of one, and if you are looking for that special person with whom to spend those golden years then there are many opportunities provided by your resort of club community. One need not live out their days lonely and in despair out of fear of starting over with the  Read More>>>
  Andrew Hallinan

4 Questions for Retirement
As you approach your retirement years you need to take stock to insure you are prepared for the new lifestyle you are about to embark upon. A good starting place is to attempt to answer these four basic questions. As you think about the answers, you will begin to recognize what the essential issues are that are important to your successful retirement and what steps you may need to take as you go forward. I use the singular "you" in this article, but obviously all of these issues  Read More>>>
  Burton Widener

Rethinking Retirement
What does retirement mean to you? Sitting on your porch, rocking and drinking a lemonade, watching the world go buy? Or do you want an active retirement, still engaged in the world, travelling, starting a business, and spending time doing what you really want to do? Are you thinking of retiring early? Are you thinking of retiring now? With increasing life expectancies and improving health and an increase in planning, the nature of retirement is changing ... for the better. So, how do you make  Read More>>>
  Elizabeth Weinstein

10 Ways to Find Happiness in Retirement
Retirement is not the end but is merely the beginning of a new life, a new you. As such, it is nothing that should be dreaded or something that should cause you unnecessary stress. Instead it should make you happy and can bring you a new sense of pleasure, if only you let it. In this article, we'll discuss ten ways that you can find happiness in retirement. 1. Be open and receptive - Change your attitude and you'll change your life. Retirement is simply a new phase of your life one  Read More>>>
  Cynthia Barnett

Find Purpose & Meaning in Retirement
As you may know, people react differently to retirement. For some folks, it is the best time of their lives, a time for adventure, fun and excitement. A time when they can kick up their heels, relax, and enjoy the free time on their hands. For others, retirement is a period of boredom and insecurity. This is because they aren't used to the flexible schedule and miss meeting and socializing with others in work related activities. They also miss the predictability of their days and nights.  Read More>>>
  Cynthia Barnett

Choose the Retirement You Really Want
Ok, let's face it. Everyone's perception of retirement is different. Some people think that retirement is a time to withdraw and relax from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. They see it as a time to enjoy low-keyed activities that truly make them happy. Activities like traveling, sleeping, watching television, writing a book, reading magazines, spending quality time with their grandchildren, watching foreign films, going on lunch outings, etc. On the other hand, some people view  Read More>>>
  Cynthia Barnett

10 Ways to Transition into Retirement
Let's be completely honest. Everyone has their own dreams and expectations about retirement. Upon retirement, some folks plan to travel around the world while others simply plan to take excursions to their local beach. Whatever the retirement plan that you may have, being able to implement your goals takes a certain degree of financial security. The problem however is that financial security does not just happen but requires careful planning, commitment and yes, money. To be a successful  Read More>>>
  Cynthia Barnett

Redefine Yourself for Retirement
If you're like most folks, you have your doubts about retiring. On one hand you may be elated. On the other hand, you may be a bit frustrated because you have no idea what the future entails. We'll, we're here to tell you that shifting gears from a working professional to a successful retiree can be easy. In fact, we consider it like simply shifting gears to a different lifestyle and being open to redefining yourselves. It is not about giving up. It is about undergoing a career  Read More>>>
  Cynthia Barnett

Spring Cleaning in Retirement
You may remember spring cleaning the way I do. Everything was scrubbed, scoured, dusted, cleaned and aired. Today spring cleaning isn't always done as extensively as it was when I was a child. I remember washing windows and blinds, searching out any cobwebs that formed during the winter, opening all the windows and letting fresh air in. I also remember cleaning everything - whether it was nailed down or not. Spring cleaning was a major undertaking, often requiring several days to complete. I  Read More>>>
  Cynthia Barnett

15 Things To Do in Retirement
I hear so many retirees say they are bored. This sentiment also takes the form of, "I don't have enough to do to fill my time." If you are bored or you find yourself with far too much spare time, you are not alone. There are two main types of responses to boredom or lack of purposeful activity: depression or intentional effort to try new things. I always encourage people to try to come up with a combination of activities that are fun, good for you and good for others. As you know,  Read More>>>
  Cynthia Barnett

Busting the Top Retirement Myths
Many people in our society are clinging to retirement myths, despite the publicity and information available. Holding on to these myths as truth can be very harmful to your happiness in retirement. To help you avoid holding on to these detrimental myths, I'd like to offer my take on some of the most widely held retirement myths. Myth #1: Retirement is an event that occurs on the last day of your career. This is false. Retirement is a new phase of your life, quite unlike any previous stage of  Read More>>>
  Cynthia Barnett

Challenge Your Mind in Retirement
You have probably heard people say that the best way to keep your mind sharp after retirement is to exercise it. This "use-it-or-lose-it thinking" is the subject of much debate. Many are deeply committed to this belief while others are skeptical. Although I cannot tell you mental activity will prevent Alzheimer's, I do believe mental activity will prevent mental atrophy. The brain works by sending messages across nerve connections. The more we use and reinforce those connections,  Read More>>>
  Cynthia Barnett

Transitioning into Retirement
The retirement "zone" If you're considering retirement within the next five years or so, you're in the retirement "zone." This is a critical time period during which you'll be faced with a number of important choices, and the decisions you make can have long-lasting consequences. It's a period of transition: a shift from a mindset that's focused on accumulating assets for retirement to one that's focused on distributing wealth and drawing down resources. It can be  Read More>>>
  Ben Giles

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