Retirement

Laughing all the Way to Work

I haven't been posting in awhile as I have been considering retiring the blog. I 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.

3 Things I learned When I Seriously Planned to Retire

Dumb Little Man

Retirement, unlike death, does not happen to all of us. Yet, I have been fascinated with retirement since I was about thirty years of age. They both worked hard and purposefully to be able to retire when my dad turned fifty-five. They held the course and we all celebrated his retirement together with a great family party. I chose sixty as my “retirement date” Unlike my parents, I did not plan or work toward this goal. Retirement is the layover.

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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. With the right tips for retirement planning, you can take a proactive approach in preparing for your future. Consult an expert on retirement planning.

Top 5 Tips for Small Business Retirement

The Small Business Blog

Small business owners are often in an unusual position because they won’t receive a pension from their employer once they retire. The self-employed have to think more carefully than most about planning for their retirement. Top 5 Tips retirement retiring

How to Prepare for Retirement Emotionally

Dumb Little Man

One thing that I have noticed through my work with people in retirement is that the pull toward both of these aspects becomes even stronger when the days are no longer filled with work obligations. The post How to Prepare for Retirement Emotionally appeared first on Dumb Little Man

Top 4 Tips for Getting Your Finances Ready for Retirement

Dumb Little Man

It might be tempting to continue dumping as much money as possible into your retirement accounts, but it is almost always more efficient to settle your debts first. Entering into retirement with absolutely no debt can be one of the most freeing situations you will ever experience.

5 Simple Hacks To Increase Your Retirement Savings

Dumb Little Man

Are you saving for your retirement? If you haven’t been able to start saving for retirement, you are not alone. The importance of saving for your retirement cannot be overemphasized. Saving for retirement is not optional; it is something that everybody ought to take seriously. If you’re interested to know the best way to save for retirement, below are simple hacks you can try. Simplify your retirement savings by placing it on auto pilot.

Retirement Activities that are Financially Viable

Dumb Little Man

Post retirement, most folks have to deal with a big chunk of work-free time. Life after retirement can mean a lot of things to a lot of us. Some look forward to this phase of life to take it real easy or do all those things that they had planned for their retirement. The post Retirement Activities that are Financially Viable appeared first on Dumb Little Man

Are Men Or Women More Successful At Saving For Retirement?

Dumb Little Man

Do you know who is more successful at saving for retirement ? While that disparity isn’t disappearing anytime soon, advocates for gender equality can look to one area of finance as a sign of the changing tide: retirement-saving.

Turning Sixty: Top Things To Do In Retirement

Dumb Little Man

Very soon, you’ll be celebrating your sixtieth birthday and that means you’ll be looking at your retirement, too. Here are the top things to do in retirement that can make your life more engaging and exciting: Define your passion and purpose. So, continue what your favorite pastimes were even before your retirement. See Also: Retirement Activities that are Financially Viable . Consider your retirement as a golden opportunity for you to try something new.

Small Business Owners Getting Older and Not Planning to Fully Retire

Small Business Labs

Also interesting is Barlow's findings on small business owner retirement plans. In general, small business owners are not the retiring type. They found average small business owner with plans to retire is planning on retiring at age 67. 

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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.    As with prior years, it's full of interesting data on the retirement preparations and plans of Americans of all ages. 

Retirement Made Easy: Tips To Make The Transition Simple

Dumb Little Man

At some point in your life, you may have to retire. To make your transition more simple, here are some of the best retirement planning tips you can try. At your retirement party, network with other coworkers who’ve already retired to see what jobs they’ve taken up. Just because you feel like you have saved enough money does not mean you are already financially prepared for retirement. See Also: Retirement Activities that are Financially Viable.

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.”. Simply put, many older Americans are not financially prepared for retirement and will need to work.

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. Your financial future as a retiree depends on honestly assessing your retirement planning now. It is crucial you calculate how much you must save to be ready for retirement.

Wealthy Planning on Working in Retirement

Small Business Labs

Self-Employment Data » September 30, 2010 Wealthy Planning on Working in Retirement We've written so often about baby boomers and others working past traditional retirement age that I almost didn't bother with this post.   

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. Some examples: Next Avenue's 4 Traits of the Happiest Retirees  report all 4 happiness traits are related to working during retirement.

Non-Mortgage Debt and Working in Retirement

Small Business Labs

Manufacturing » July 01, 2010 Non-Mortgage Debt and Working in Retirement The US News article The Number One Obstacle to Retirement points out that non-mortgage debt is a significant problem for many Americans.    We posted on Tim Berry's un-retirement last week. 

Putting Your Expertise to Work: Consulting After Retirement

Small Business Labs

Five ways to invigorate your encore career as an independent professional

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. According to the study summary, these are: Myth 1: Retirement means the end of work. Reality: Over seven in 10 pre-retirees say they want to work in retirement. Myth 2: Retirement is a time of decline.

Finding a Retirement Lifestyle That Works

Small Business CEO

Retirement is supposed to be relaxing and care-free , but before you can embark on your golden years, you need to get a better idea of what you want those golden years to look like. … Economy & Environment retirement planning

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.    But even we're surprised by a Wells Fargo survey showing that 75% of Americans plan to work in their retirement years - and 25 percent saying they'll need to work until at least age 80 because they will not have enough money to retire comfortably.  Baby Boomers retirement

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. Saving for retirement is important and starting while you’re young is best.

Most Feel Classic Retirement No Longer Affordable

Small Business Labs

Transamerica  released their 13th annual retirement survey.  They cover a lot of areas related to retirement and their full report does a nice job with the details.   Also, only 19% said they did not plan to work in retirement.

Retirement Luxuries To Put On Your List

Small Business CEO

The phrase “planning for retirement” generally evokes images of white-haired individuals smiling in insurance commercials, making sure their finances are in order for the long haul. … Economy & Environment investing retirement planning

Time to Retire “Political Correctness”

Daily Writing Tips

The expressions “political correctness” and “politically correct” have gone through so many meanings that it’s no longer possible to know what a speaker means by them. The word correct was used as a verb by Chaucer in the fourteenth century in reference to correcting his writing.

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

Small Business Labs

Blog powered by TypePad Member since 01/2005 « The Atlantic Monthly on The End of Men | Main | The Female Economy » June 18, 2010 Tim Berrys Baby Boomer Un-Retirement - Part 2 Several years ago (have I really been blogging that long?) I posted on Tim Berry's un-retirement

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. And 47 percent of them now expect to retire later than they previously thought — on average nearly three years beyond their estimate when they were 40. 

What Does Retirement Look Like to You?

On The Job

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. They have not set any goals for retirement, or made any strategic moves. OK, there's the first six months or year of retirement. Setting a specific date for retirement.

Boomer Delayed Retirement Top 10 News Round-Up

Small Business Labs

Lots of news these days on baby boomers delaying retirement. The quick summary is boomers are delaying retirement, changing retirement and choosing not to go gently into retirement.

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

Small Business Labs

  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?

Laughing all the Way to Work

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

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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, " A big part of this new retirement is the inclusion of work.    Their survey showed 65% Americans aged 55+ plan on working in retirement

Happy Retirement to someone who gave me a chance.

Laughing all the Way to Work

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. Tags: taking a chance retirement mentor professional assistant legal assistant Administrative Assistant

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Wind Girl and Building a Better Clothespin

Loosely Speaking

So, to celebrate Earth Day 2015 I finished my … Continue reading → Creativity Family Life Retirement Classic American Clothespins Herrick Kimball Wind Girl Windy

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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. No matter that I didn’t know that song because I forgot to watch “Lego.”

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Reward Your Toil

Loosely Speaking

… Continue reading → Prescott Arizona Retirement acreage landscape manual laborAll I can say is, Prescott gives Chicago a run for the money in the moniker “The Windy City.”

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Ageism Means More Self-Employed

Small Business Labs

For those looking for a shorter version, the recent New York Times article Of Retirement Age, but Remaining in the Work Force  nicely summarizes the topic. Baby Boomers retirement

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“Too Much Time on My Hands”

Loosely Speaking

The reality is, the tune dates back to 1981, the year my firstborn arrived and, therefore, the last time in my life that … Continue reading → RetirementI woke up from my antihistamine-fueled dreams today with this song playing in my head. In fact, I was never a Styx fan.

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Are baby boomers suffering more than other workers?

On The Job

Many in the baby boomer generation had planned on retiring by now. You've got people who are worried that if they live 30 years past retirement, will they be able to support themselves? I'm a baby boomer, and was raised by a mother who suffered a lot during the Great Depression.

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