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Consulteering - A New Approach to Retirement

Small Business Labs

Work a Little, Play a Little: A New Retirement Strategy from the New York Times covers the  growing trend towards people working part-time in retirement.   The article focuses on a retired educator who has put together a portfolio of activities to meet his goal of “balancing a life of leisure with a life of purpose.”.

Why You Should Keep Working in Retirement

Small Business Labs

There have been several interesting articles over the past couple of weeks on working in retirement and/or working later in life. The consensus of these are those working full or part-time instead of fully retiring are happier, healthier, more engaged and in better financial shape. Demographics trends

Are Men Or Women More Successful At Saving For Retirement?

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Do you know who is more successful at saving for retirement ? The post Are Men Or Women More Successful At Saving For Retirement?

How to Prepare for Retirement Emotionally

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For Many Boomers, Work is the New Retirement

Small Business Labs

Transamerica's Center for Retirement Studies recently released the results from their 17th annual U.S. retirement survey. 

The Myths About Working in Retirement

Small Business Labs

A good study from Merrill Lynch on working in retirement is nicely covered in the Fast Company article The Real Reasons More People are Working in Retirement.   The study covers in detail what they call the 4 Myths of working in retirement. Reality: Over seven in 10 pre-retirees say they want to work in retirement.


Laughing all the Way to Work

I haven't been posting in awhile as I have been considering retiring the blog. will continue to write a few articles now and then, but have been spending more time on finalizing another book, giving webinars on minute taking and I would like to expand into other speaking opportunities where I feel my expertise can be used.

Saving For Retirement: 7 Reasons Why You May Have To Delay Contributions

Dumb Little Man

Thinking about retirement can be daunting when you’re wondering how much money you need saved and how you will earn that amount in the first place.

For Retirement, 80 May be the New 65

Small Business Labs

We've long been forecasting and writing about the growing trend of Americans working past traditional retirement age.    I haven't had a chance to review the entire survey, but 75% saying they plan on working in retirement is quite a bit higher than 55%-65% shown by past surveys on this topic. 

Time to Retire “Political Correctness”

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The word correct was used as a verb by Chaucer in the fourteenth century in reference to correcting his writing. Related posts. Euphemism and Euphuism.

Seven Top Tips for Retirement Planning

Dumb Little Man

Retirement might seem a long way off, but it doesn’t mean that you can’t prepare for it ahead of time. Start early. Make a will.

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Future Finances: How to Ready Yourself for the Retirement Years

Dumb Little Man

One day you will awake and it will be the first day of your retirement. MAKE STEADY PROGRESS Consider your savings progress so far. Money

Most Feel Classic Retirement No Longer Affordable

Small Business Labs

Transamerica  released their 13th annual retirement survey.   Also, only 19% said they did not plan to work in retirement.

Why It’s Time to Retire Your Fax Machine and Embrace the Cloud

Small Business CEO

Smartphones, tablets, and laptops are the top tools of choice in today’s business world.

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Ageism Means More Self-Employed

Small Business Labs

Baby Boomers retirementWe hear about it mostly from baby boomers who tell us it's one of the reasons they became self-employed. 

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Retirement 3.0 Includes Working, But With Lots of Flexibility

Small Business Labs

The Retirement Reset Study  is a joint effort by the Sun Financial Group and Age Wave.    Their key study finding is we are entering a new phase of retirement they call Retirement 3.0,   Their survey showed 65% Americans aged 55+ plan on working in retirement.  Baby Boomers

More Americans Plan to Delay Retirement

Small Business Labs

We've written so often for so long about Americans - and especially baby boomers - delaying retirement that I'm honestly getting tired of the topic. Key quote on their findings from an AP article on the study : Some 82 percent of workers 50 and older say it is at least somewhat likely they will work for pay in retirement.

Boomer Delayed Retirement Top 10 News Round-Up

Small Business Labs

Lots of news these days on baby boomers delaying retirement.  In a Hard Economy For All Ages, Older Isn't Better.   2. 

Running a Business in The Present – Planning for The Future

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Wealthy Planning on Working in Retirement

Small Business Labs

    But the CNBC article Working During Retirement May Be The 'New Normal' had a couple of new slants on this topic.

Non-Mortgage Debt and Working in Retirement

Small Business Labs

  According to the article, debt payments are interfering with retirement savings for 63% of Americans. They wear thin after a while.

6 Ways How Twentysomethings Can Start to Save

Dumb Little Man

Most retirement advice for young people boils down to this: Start saving, and do it right now. It’s not just a matter of stashing cash.

Tim Berry's Baby Boomer Un-Retirement - Part 2

Small Business Labs

  His answer was he was retired.   He is very enthusiastic about his retirement because he found something he loves doing. 

Benefit Declines Makes Self-Employment More Attractive

Small Business Labs

News article : "Employers have significantly cut many of the benefits they offer to workers over the past five years." The article goes on to list 21 workplace benefits that are going away, with reductions in retirement and health care benefits leading the way.   Freelance Independent workers retirement self-employment

What Does Retirement Look Like to You?

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But as the more experienced, job savvy workers begin to retire, it appears they may not be following the advice they've been so keen on giving younger workers. Specifically, many of those facing retirement don't have the foggiest idea what they're going to do when they're not working. Setting a specific date for retirement.

Over Half of Baby Boomers Plan to Work Past Traditional Retirement Age

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  A major reason given for planning to work past traditional retirement age is the impact of the recent recession. 

Admin in the Spotlight:Is Retirement in the Air?

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Here’s a retirement notice for a long-time administrative assistant, Judy Leonard, retiring after 30 years in the same job. Tags: retirement 30 years of service professional assistant long-time service Administrative Assistant

Encore Career Study Findings - More Encore Small Businesses

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Their primary target market is aging baby boomers and their goal is help this group transition to social service work as they enter the traditional retirement years.   - The average age the survey respondents plan to retire is close to 70. The average expected retirement age for those already in encore careers is 73.

Happy Retirement to someone who gave me a chance.

Laughing all the Way to Work

never regretted any of the circumstances I found myself in. A few days ago I went to this man’s retirement party and there were a lot of nice things said about him. Thank you Mr. B for taking me on and I wish you all the very best in your retirement. It was long hours and no thanks. started to pound the pavement looking.

Record Number of Americans Working Past 65

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As the article chart below shows, the percentage of Americans aged 65 and older who are still in the workforce is at an all-time high.

How To Change Careers Without Losing Your Mind

Dumb Little Man

You’re still too young to retire though. You hate your job. The economic outlook in your field is grim. What’s Your Motive? Succes

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3 Important Steps toward Living the Dream

Dumb Little Man

“It takes a lot of courage to release the familiar and seemingly secure, to embrace the new. Alan Cohen, Author What does it mean to “live the dream”?

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Why People Choose Self-Employment

Small Business Labs

TD Ameritrade did a study late last year on retirement savings and the self-employed.  Pursuing a passion comes in close behind.

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Thriving On Change

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However, never in my 64 years of life have I seen so much change at such a rapid pace as I have seen in the past 6 months. I don’t know what is going on but everyone I have talked to is going through change, most of them are big changes like moving, career changes, health challenges, (lots) organizational change, and retirement. CHANGE!

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Somewhere between “Everything is Awesome” and “Glory”

Loosely Speaking

” And it shouldn’t have … Continue reading → Retirement adjusting to retirement depression Everything is Awesome Glory older people with depressionDuring our 2015 Oscar party, my DDIL and I both infamously voted for the “Lego Movie” as the winner in the best song category.

10 Amazing Business Ideas For Stay-At-Home Retirees

Dumb Little Man

Retirement does not mean that a senior just has to sit at home and do nothing. This is not only a way to make money post-retirement.

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5 Divorce Mistakes to Avoid Right Now

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Although feeling overwhelmed and confused during divorce is normal, remember to avoid the egregious divorce mistakes. It’s funny, isn’t it? Happiness

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Dan Anton: SEO CEO Birthed in the Fires of Iraq

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He ascended to the rank of Major, where on his second tour, was injured in combat by an IED, medically retiring.… source:

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Wind Girl and Building a Better Clothespin

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Since it’s breezy to outright windy here throughout springtime, I’m realizing that we really could do with a clothesline.

Reward Your Toil

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