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Archive For: Retirement

What Does “Retirement” Mean to You?

This is a multi-layered question, of course, and my bookshelves are piling up with books that help people try to figure this out. A slightly different take on this question comes from Chris Farrell, author of “Unretirement: How Baby Boomers are Changing the Way We Think About Work, Community and ... Read More

Words of Wisdom

Nick Murray worked as a financial advisor for 25 years and now coaches financial advisors. He often has something interesting to say. Here are some thought-provoking comments I gleaned from a recent interview he gave. On financial success: “All financial success comes from acting on a plan. A lot of ... Read More

Mindset Is Key In Pre-Retirement Planning

Bobby Jones, perhaps the greatest golfer of all time, said: “Competitive golf is played mainly on a five-and-a-half inch course…the space between your ears.” It’s a remarkable thought that a game that is played over a 7,000 yard course comes down to mindset. And it’s the same when it comes ... Read More

Money Mistakes in Retirement Planning (part 2)

To continue the list we started last time of the money mistakes too many people make when they start their retirement planning, we present the top six money-related blunders in retirement planning. 6. Ineffective investment approach. It seems that people either take too much or too little risk in the ... Read More

Money Mistakes in Retirement Planning (part 1)

We’ve spent the last few blog posts discussing a variety of non-financial issues to consider in retirement planning. Most recently we’ve touched on the big three (I call them the three “W’s”): • Where will you live in retirement? • What will you do in retirement? • Who will you ... Read More

Who to Spend Time With in Retirement

We often hear from recently retired people that the social side of retirement may be the hardest part. After all, the automatic social network that you have when you work is lost when you retire. Again, using the work of Nelson and Bolles in What Color is Your Parachute for ... Read More

Where Will You Live in Retirement (part 2)?

According to moneyrates.com, these are the best state in which to retire and their comments. 10. Texas (tie) — warm weather and solid economy 10. California (tie) — good weather and high life expectancy 9. South Dakota — low crime rate and high life expectancy 7. New Mexico (tie) — ... Read More