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Retirement Tips

If Not Now... When?

Claire N. Barnes, MA | Posted 03.14.2016 | Fifty
Claire N. Barnes, MA

When my twin daughters were in the second grade, they were asked to draw a picture completing this sentence: "My Mom loves to..." Imagine my surprise when my daughter brought home the completed picture with this sentence: "My Mom loves to work."

5 Life-Changing Mistakes People Make Just Before They Retire

The Huffington Post | Ann Brenoff | Posted 02.25.2016 | Fifty

So you've got retirement in your crosshairs and even bought a five-year calendar so you can countdown the days left in your work life. You think the e...

7 Serious Questions to Plan Your Future

Jay Lickus | Posted 01.13.2016 | Fifty
Jay Lickus

Baby Boomers, Today, I am putting you to work so grab some paper and a pencil. No, really, grab some paper and a pencil !!! Today is all about moti...

How To Establish Healthy Habits

Alexandra McNulty | Posted 01.13.2016 | Fifty

Aol's BeOn group creates custom editorial content that is sponsored by marketing partners. The sponsoring partners do not exert editorial influence ov...

What New Year's Resolution Do You Prefer: An Hour at the Gym Every Day, or an Hour (Total) With a Financial Professional?

Jerry Patterson | Posted 12.15.2015 | Business
Jerry Patterson

I recently had my own Groundhog Day scenario, but it wasn't about improving my physical health and wellness. I took part in a research project involving one-on-one interviews with Americans of all ages and backgrounds, to hear about their retirement plans and overall financial wellness.

Here Are 5 Things You Need To Do 5 Years Before You Retire

The Huffington Post | Ann Brenoff | Posted 11.19.2015 | Fifty

1. Admit to yourself that you are, in fact, going to stop work at some point. "Working until I drop" isn't actually considered a great retirement stra...

Give New Meaning to Thanksgiving

Noelle Nelson | Posted 11.18.2015 | Fifty
Noelle Nelson

On the face of it, the movie "The Intern" is a delightful exploration of what it's like to re-invent yourself after retirement. And it's opened up a conversation about how people who remain employed--or find gainful employment--after the standard retirement age, are happier and healthier.

5 Things To Do The Minute You Retire

The Huffington Post | Ann Brenoff | Posted 11.14.2015 | Fifty

1. Find another job. You did it! You retired! You would like nothing more than to relax, plan a trip, take a nap. The beginning of retirement means th...

Early Retirement Tips:
Four Ways to Prepare in Advance

Michael Lazar | Posted 11.09.2015 | Fifty
Michael Lazar

Experts say that you should start planning for your retirement in your early 20s, but that rarely happens for most people. Instead, the average person...

Here's What Retirement REALLY Looks Like

R.F. Hemphill | Posted 11.02.2015 | Fifty
R.F. Hemphill

You have no doubt had some vision of what your new retirement status would be like, and probably even made some tentative plans -- I did. My vision went something like this: I will have all this new time on my hands!

Why It Took Me So Long To See A Financial Planner

The Huffington Post | Ann Brenoff | Posted 10.29.2015 | Fifty

My husband and I did something this week that we should have done 30 or 40 years ago. We met with a financial planner about retirement. I am 65 and st...

Who's That Lady?

Claire N. Barnes, MA | Posted 08.03.2015 | Fifty
Claire N. Barnes, MA

Having relocated to a bigger house in a smaller community in 2014, I have not found it difficult to find employment. Kudos to local employers for respecting the skillset offered by a job candidate with a lengthy resume. The challenge for me has been finding a place where I fit and feel validated.

7 Questions to Ask Yourself Before Deciding to Retire

GOBankingRates | Posted 07.11.2015 | Business

Few Americans save enough for retirement. Whether due to financial issues or a lack of foresight, a lot of people either don't give much thought to retirement or are unable to save up enough to help them fund their elder years.

5 Tips to Avoid Outliving Your Retirement Savings

Laura Adams | Posted 07.01.2015 | Fifty
Laura Adams

Having a comfortable retirement is possible, but only if you adopt a long-term view, understand how to use the best savings vehicles, and plan ahead.

Part 3: Valuable Tips for Parents of Millennials from the Gen Y Guy

Jerry Patterson | Posted 09.30.2015 | Business
Jerry Patterson

My visit with Jason followed on the heels of some extensive research I was involved in, to gain a better understanding of millennials' financial habits. That research illustrated a number of key themes that highlighted how to help millennials save money and prepare for the future.

10 Online Tools Show What Your Retirement Will REALLY Look Like

The Huffington Post | Ann Brenoff | Posted 06.29.2015 | Fifty

Retirement calculators have totally come of age. Even though most are still sponsored by financial planning and investment sites, many of the calculat...

Part 2: Valuable Tips for Financial Advisors from the Gen Y Guy

Jerry Patterson | Posted 05.07.2015 | Business
Jerry Patterson

My visit with Jason followed on the heels of some extensive research I was involved in, to gain a better understanding of millennials' financial habits. In addition, we also investigated the role (or lack thereof) a financial advisor plays in helping millennials plan and save. The results? As varied as their personalities.

Part 1: Powerful Retirement Tips for Millennials from the Gen Y Guy

Jerry Patterson | Posted 06.21.2015 | Money
Jerry Patterson

I recently had the opportunity to spend some time with Jason Dorsey, chief strategy officer for The Center of Generational Kinetics. Known as the Gen Y Guy, Jason is an acclaimed keynote speaker, generational researcher and best-selling author.

3 Questions That Can Lead You To A Better Retirement

John Diehl | Posted 05.16.2015 | Money
John Diehl

How do we decide what percentage of our income to earmark for retirement? Undoubtedly we think about the bills we have to pay and the medical expenses we might incur. This is a solid start -- but how many of us are thinking about the lifestyle we hope to have and the unpredictable realities that we may face during our retirement?

50 Ways to Organize Your Life After 50: Part 1

Jay Lickus | Posted 03.14.2015 | Fifty
Jay Lickus

In thinking deeper about this subject, I figured it was time to analyze whether or not I was genuinely organized and, if not, how could I get to the right level of orderly arrangement in my life. Where do we start?

Why Companies Should Fight To Keep Older Workers Instead Of Pushing Them Out

Ann Brenoff | Posted 02.02.2015 | Fifty
Ann Brenoff

You know how dogs do that stiff-legged resistance thing when you try to drag them through the door to see the vet? Well, older workers are apparently doing the same when it comes to retirement. They are digging in and not budging, much to the chagrin of companies that would like to be rid of them and their higher salaries.

Are You a 'Plugged In' Boomer?

Jay Lickus | Posted 01.13.2015 | Fifty
Jay Lickus

Are you "plugged in?" Do you spend at least 27 hours per week on the Internet? Why would I use such a specific number? Because in a 2012 research study by WSL Strategic Retail, they found that Baby Boomers spend two hours more a week online than the 25 hours Millennials (ages 16 to 34) do on average.

How to Save for Retirement: 5 Essential Savings Accounts to Consider | Posted 01.10.2015 | Money

With the decline of defined benefit plans (e.g., pensions), saving for retirement is something most Americans are left to figure out on their own.

Ann Brenoff

7 Ways You May Be Unwittingly Sabotaging Your Retirement | Ann Brenoff | Posted 09.25.2014 | Fifty

OK, nobody is expecting to have the kind of retirement that our parents had. But there are some things we are doing now that may actually hurt our re...

John Cougar Mellencamp AARP "Ideas@50+" Concert Review

Jay Lickus | Posted 11.12.2014 | Fifty
Jay Lickus

Baby Boomers, Does this sound like anyone you might know? A child is born with "spina bifida" back in October of 1951. He had corrective surger...