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Retirement Living

'Click': Are You Ready for the Big Switch?

Jerry Patterson | Posted 07.22.2014 | Money
Jerry Patterson

At the moment of retirement, our paycheck stops like a light switching off. (Click!) For many, Social Security checks are significantly lighter than a regular paycheck, and yet, most of us still do next to nothing to adjust to this new reality.

Delay Retirement, But No Dirty Looks Please

David A. Dedman | Posted 07.01.2014 | Money
David A. Dedman

As you get closer to retirement, your investments should be more conservative. That's because you have less time to recoup any losses incurred by our beloved stock market. To be honest, saving more will impact your situation more than hiking your stock allocation.

Spend It! You Earned It. 5 Great Ways to Begin Spending Your Kids' Inheritance Today

Jerry Patterson | Posted 06.12.2014 | Money
Jerry Patterson

Bucket lists do not just have to be the subject of movies. Write one. Make it ambitious. Start checking it off. Climb that mountain. Visit the seven wonders. Take those dance lessons. Buy that weekend car you always dreamed of driving

What Do You Actually Do When You Retire?

Ann Brenoff | Posted 05.16.2013 | Fifty
Ann Brenoff

I can honestly say I have never given two consecutive minutes of thought to what my retired life will look like -- largely because I'm convinced I can't afford to have one.

Boomer Questionnaire: Where Will We Live Next?

Felice Shapiro | Posted 11.18.2012 | Fifty
Felice Shapiro

In this next chapter of our lives, when the nest is empty and daily face time at the office is not required, the 'where to live' options can make you go a little nutty.

7 Questions To Ask Before You Pick A Retirement Community

The Huffington Post | Ann Brenoff | Posted 08.06.2012 | Fifty

Vowing to never retire to an age-segregated retirement community is akin to the '60s pledge of never trusting anyone older than 30: It's something you...

5 Ways To Survive (And Thrive) In A 55+ Community

Martha Nelson | Posted 09.01.2012 | Fifty
Martha Nelson

My whole life I rejected suburban living, selecting instead a city life with neighborhoods that reflected interesting architecture, walking distance access to shops, entertainment and services. Not in my wildest nightmare had I imagined myself living in a 55-Plus Active Lifestyle community.

Why 85 Feels A Lot Like 50

Richard Abrons | Posted 08.28.2012 | Fifty
Richard Abrons

At other ages I was defined by what I did. Schoolboy, father, husband, stockbroker, writer. Now, if there was only one thing you could know about me -- just one -- I would choose that you know I'm 85.

Which U.S. City Ranks Best For Retirees? The Answer May Surprise You

Posted 12.02.2011 | Fifty

Though retirement living is typically associated with temperate climates and warm sunshine, a new survey has revealed Minneapolis to be the top U.S. c...

Don't Call It 'Retirement', Call It 'Renaissance!'

Yolanda Reid Chassiakos | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Yolanda Reid Chassiakos

Instead of seeing retirement as an end to a productive, rewarding professional life, we can actually view it as a "renaissance" -- a rebirth of opportunities.