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Who Will Change My Lightbulbs? And Other Pre-Retirement Questions - You’re getting all set for retirement. You (hopefully) have your retirement financial plan in order but have you thought much about how you will live after you retire? In the following video from Money, they suggest that you ask yourself these three different questions about your lifestyle so that you can appropriately prepare and enjoy […]
Should 65 Still Be Retirement Age? - By Gillian Leithman It is a commonplace fact that physical ability, mental alertness & cooperativeness fail after 65. I bet you would agree that’s a pretty crazy statement, right? Well, those are not my words. They are the words of the U.S. Federal Government who, in 1980, argued before the Supreme Court that the retirement […]
Reasons To Beware of Early Retirement - By Gillian Leithman Delay retirement but only if you like your job and the people you work with. While much has been written about the financial benefits of longer working lives, there are social benefits too. Bonds of close friendship, a sense of community, belonging to and being of service to a cause that is […]
How Saving For Retirement Is Like Living In A Goldfish Bowl - By Susan Williams There was an interesting article the other day about how some wealthy families are not saving nearly enough for retirement. In their desire to keep up with the Joneses, a financial planner complained that families who may be earning up to $250K a year were spending their money on nannies for longer […]
Retirement Planning Beyond the Money - Do you remember when you were a kid and people would ask you what you wanted to do when you grew up? Well here’s something slightly familiar but at a totally different time of your life. What do you plan on doing in retirement? Chances are you’ve been planning for retirement financially, but have you […]
Six Tips To Help Your Parents With Their Retirement – So You Can Too! - No matter how much you’ve put together in your financial retirement plans, it always seems like you need more. What if, in addition to your own expenses, you also have to support your parents? Here are 6 basic tips to follow, so both you and your parents can retire comfortably.