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Muddling Toward Retirement

Jerry Lanson | Posted 02.01.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Jerry Lanson

It's a bit unsettling, realizing I won't need a resume anymore. This semester is the start of my 17th year teaching journalism at Emerson College in Boston. It is the 37th year since I started teaching journalism. It will be my last.

Don't Have Enough Money To Retire?
Join The Club, Experts Say

Michael Lazar | Posted 01.10.2016 | Fifty
Michael Lazar

The jury is out and the verdict is in: most Americans do not have enough money to retire, say the leading experts. As uncomfortable a proposition as...

VW Executives Can Learn From Wall Street | Posted 09.24.2015 | Business

What's the Wall Street lesson for Volkswagen executives? Too big to fail companies can rip-off the American public, executives can earn millions in additional compensation, and no one is held accountable for "corporate" decisions.

How I Found A Simpler Way Of Life By Retiring In The Caribbean | Posted 06.17.2015 | Fifty

Standing knee-deep in clear Caribbean blue water looking back at the white-sand beach and the swaying palms, I thought it over. I was on vacation, but what was stopping me from living here? Rent here was a fraction of what I paid for my apartment in Washington, D.C.

6 Retirement Planning Myths | Posted 05.07.2015 | Money

Retirement is often thought of as a far off and hard to achieve nirvana, here are a few endearing myths that may throw off your financial planning.

How To Retire To This Jewel Of The Mediterranean

Kathleen Peddicord | Posted 05.25.2015 | Fifty
Kathleen Peddicord

One of Europe's most historic outposts, the archipelago of Malta is today also one of this region's top emerging retirement havens. If your dream is retirement on the Med, you may not have considered Malta, but you should.

The 5 Absolute Best And Worst States To Retire

The Huffington Post | Yagana Shah | Posted 03.23.2015 | Fifty

It appears Americans value the great outdoors and a low cost of living much more than the beach when considering where they should retire.

Crystal Ball 2015: Top 4 Hot Investments, with 4 Investor Alerts.

Natalie Pace | Posted 03.27.2015 | Money
Natalie Pace

Here are my predictions for 2015, to make your year rich in returns and light on costly mistakes.

Social Security or Insecurity? For Future Retirees, That Is the Big Question | Posted 03.25.2015 | Money

This demographic trend combined with longer life expectancies due to medical advances and a historically low birth rate have helped to create a perfect storm for potential future insolvency.

What Really Matters in Life?

Marshall Goldsmith | Posted 03.15.2015 | Business
Marshall Goldsmith

Most people don't want to "do nothing' all day. We have hopes and dreams, goals and ambitions. We want to contribute to the world, make it a better place, not "retire" from it to a life of "leisure."

Is It Time to Retire Yet?

Marshall Goldsmith | Posted 03.08.2015 | Business
Marshall Goldsmith

Life transitions such as retirement are usually far harder than we imagine. It's easy to talk about letting go, but when the time comes, it's hard to do. The emotional aspect of departing is difficult to fathom.

Illinois is One of the Worst Places in the Whole Country to Retire

Reboot Illinois | Posted 02.16.2015 | Chicago
Reboot Illinois

After deciding when and how to retire, deciding where to retire is the next step. Careful consideration of possible activities, weather, taxes, cost of living and proximity to family and friends is undertaken.

Been Borrowing All Your Life? Retire as a Lender

Dean Graziosi | Posted 11.24.2014 | Money
Dean Graziosi

Let's face it, we're a consumer society, and much of our consumption over the past decades has been financed with debt.

Retirement Class Warfare Is Coming to America | Posted 11.17.2014 | Money

A 2014 Retirement Confidence Survey (RCS) conducted by the Employee Benefit Research Institute showed Americans are increasingly confident in their ab...

Will You Be Able To Retire?

Bradford M. Pine | Posted 10.13.2014 | Money
Bradford M. Pine

Aside from the question of whether your spouse is ready for you to be around all day, making the decision to retire requires an enormous amount of financial preparation. How do you know if you're ready?

5 Ways To Retire On Social Security Alone

Moira McGarvey | Posted 07.12.2014 | Fifty
Moira McGarvey

You can retire on social security and live a nice life. What? I thought that was impossible? Yes, it really can be done. I'm not advocating that you do this but the reality is that many people are facing this scenario.

8 Netflix Films to Watch with Your Kids Before January 1

Today's Mama | Posted 03.01.2014 | Parents
Today's Mama

Lots of films are being retired from NetFlix on January 1. Here's what to watch with your kids right now, and what to watch after they go to bed: Wit...

How to Live in Paradise for Less Than $1,500 a Month

Norm Schriever | Posted 02.08.2014 | Travel
Norm Schriever

First off, there is a HUGE difference between being on vacation and living abroad. That image you have of sitting around on a beach chair all day with a coconut drink in your hand at a luxurious resort?

What Are Expats Running From?

Suzan Haskins and Dan Prescher | Posted 01.25.2014 | Fifty
Suzan Haskins and Dan Prescher

Let's face it, dumping your old life and taking off to live -- even part time -- in Ecuador or Belize or any other likely foreign haven is not what most folks do. They may dream about it. But actually doing it is not something most folks seriously consider. It isn't what most people would call "normal."

The Question Every Retiree Overseas Has To Ask

Suzan Haskins and Dan Prescher | Posted 01.23.2014 | Fifty
Suzan Haskins and Dan Prescher

Pizza is essentially comfort food. For many, if not most, U.S. citizens, it carries with it a lifetime of associations with happy times and full stomachs... parties and get togethers, congenial late-night work sessions, relaxing weekends watching sports, special evenings at that favorite little Italian restaurant with family and friends.

We Call it the Rashomon Effect

Suzan Haskins and Dan Prescher | Posted 01.23.2014 | Fifty
Suzan Haskins and Dan Prescher

No matter what you read, no matter what you hear, no matter what you see on TV or YouTube, if you're making a decision as big as moving or retiring abroad, you HAVE to get your boots on the ground in the places you're most interested in and experience them for yourself.

The City That Has Captivated Us Like No Other | Posted 01.23.2014 | Fifty

We are in love. There's no other way to put it. Yes, of course, we are in love with each other, and after living two years abroad without a home base, it's definitely been tested. But now my husband Tim and I have added a third party to what some call our two-person cult: Paris, France.

Are There Actually Too Many 'Gringos' Retiring Overseas?

Suzan Haskins and Dan Prescher | Posted 01.23.2014 | Fifty
Suzan Haskins and Dan Prescher

With more U.S. and Canadian citizens moving overseas to retire and retry their lives, it was probably inevitable that we'd hear more complaints from expats about... expats.

What Latin America Does A Whole Lot Better Than The U.S.

Suzan Haskins and Dan Prescher | Posted 01.23.2014 | Fifty
Suzan Haskins and Dan Prescher

When it comes to celebrating, the U.S. and Canada are absolutely sedate as compared to Latin America (and most of the rest of the developing world, for that matter). People may not have 'things' like we do, but they know how to throw a party!

Making Friends Is Easier Abroad

Suzan Haskins and Dan Prescher | Posted 12.18.2013 | Fifty
Suzan Haskins and Dan Prescher

As expats go, we're very lucky in a number of ways. But one of the best things we have going for us is that we are each other's best friend.