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Booming Encore’s Top 10 Blog Posts Of 2019

Booming Encore’s Top 10 Blog Posts Of 2019

By Susan Williams

As we prepare to say farewell to another year and get ready to enter a new one, it’s often fun to look back and see where you have been.

We thought we would do that here at Booming Encore.

Over this past year, we have shared many different topics – from health to career, to retirement and aging. Some of our posts shared great news (for example, Melissa Davey’s story of fulfilling her dream of becoming a film maker later in life) and others warned of things to be aware of (for example, what to do when you’re forced into retirement).

So as we look back over the last year, we covered a variety of topics. Here’s just the roundup of some of our top 10 posts of 2019. Enjoy!

#1 – Nine Principles For An Exceptional Retirement

We shared this post at the very end of last year and it received an overwhelming response. Author Mike Drak outlines his thoughts on the nine principles that make for an exceptional retirement.

Here is the link to this post: Nine Principles For An Exceptional Retirement

#2 – Fighting The Invisible Woman Syndrome – I Refuse To Be Irrelevant

As an older woman, if you’ve ever felt invisible you weren’t imagining it – believe it or not this is actually a syndrome. But this doesn’t mean we have to accept it.

You can read this post here: Fighting The Invisible Woman Syndrome – I Refuse To Be Irrelevant

#3 – Neuroplasticity And The Aging Brain

Are you worried about your brain health as you age? If you are, you are definitely not alone. The University of Michigan conducted some research that discovered that of the people in their 50’s and 60’s,  “..nearly half of respondents to the National Poll on Healthy Aging felt they were likely to develop dementia as they aged, and nearly as many worried about this prospect.“. But here’s the good news – you can do something about this. Brain Expert and Author Barbara Arrowsmith Young joined us to share what actions we can take today to help protect us for tomorrow.

You can see what Barbara shared here: Neuroplasticity And The Aging Brain

#4 – Transitioning To Retirement – What The Research Says

How are people preparing and transitioning into retirement? This is the question that Dr. Martin Hyde, Associate Professor in Gerontology along with a team of researchers from Swansea University wanted to better understand. Dr. Hyde joined us to discuss what they discovered.

Click here to find out what they learned: Transitioning To Retirement – What The Research Says

#5 – Reader Beware – Separating Fact And Fiction On The Internet

There is definitely no shortage of fake news on the internet and unfortunately baby boomers can tend to share this the most. So how can you tell what is fact or fiction? In this post we outline some ways to spot what is real and what is not.

To read this post click here: Reader Beware – Separating Fact And Fiction On The Internet

#6 – Six Things To Consider Before Renting In Retirement

Seems somewhat appropriate that our number six actually is a list of six. In this post we explore how some people are considering renting in retirement but before signing on the dotted line, there are a few things you should probably consider first.

Read this post: Six Things To Consider Before Renting in Retirement

#7 – An Aging Population: Two Industries Destined For Disruption

We can’t deny that the population is aging and as a result some things are just going to have to change. In this post, we explore this further and share some of our predictions of where we think there may be some necessary disruption.

Here’s the link to this post: An Aging Population: Two Industries Destined For Disruption

#8 – Aging Solo – Five Important Things To Do Right Now

If you are living solo, you are not alone. Millions of people currently fall into the category of separated, divorced, widowed, or never married. As life goes on, anyone can end up aging alone with no known family member or surrogate to act on our behalf. In this post, Author Joy Loverde shares five things you should do today to help prepare you for this.

You can read Joy’s post here: Aging Solo – Five Important Things To Do Right Now

#9 – Seven Reasons We Should Be Amazed About Getting Older

Think that aging is all downhill? In this post, Retirement Coach Gary Allen Foster shares seven reasons why we should actually be amazed about getting older.

Here’s the link to Gary’s post: Seven Reasons We Should Be Amazed About Getting Older

#10 – Aging In The Right Place – Reasons To Plan Ahead

Where are you going to live as you age? Chances are this thought has crossed your mind at some point. Will you be able to stay in your own home? Will you need to move? Will you need help? So many questions and it’s not necessarily a single answer. We spoke with Author and Professor Dr. Stephen Golant on some things to consider to help you age in the right place.

You can read this post here: Aging In The Right Place – Reasons To Plan Ahead

Bonus Post: What Makes For A Connected, Zestful and Fulfilled Retirement

We are adding this post as rather then us asking the questions of other people, we were actually asked what we have learned so far about retirement and aging on Larry Heller’s Retire Right podcast.

You can listen to the podcast here: Staying Connected, Zestful And Fulfilled In Retirement

As we close out this year we would like to thank you for all your support. As a result of you reading our posts and following and sharing our content on social media, Booming Encore has grown to become a global social media influencer for baby boomers, aging and retirement as well as being ranked as one of the top blogs for baby boomers worldwide. For this we are extremely grateful.

Wishing everyone a happy and healthy new year!

 

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Susan Williams is the Founder of Booming Encore. Being a Boomer herself, Susan loves to discover and share ways to live life to the fullest. She shares her experiences, observations and opinions on living life after 50 and tries to embrace Booming Encore's philosophy of making sure every day matters.
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