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Life in Retirement

Downsizing, Moving Abroad, Finding Meaning and Exploring the World in Retirement

Downsizing Is WAY Overrated… Why Rightsizing Is a Better Way to Go
1 month ago

Downsizing Is WAY Overrated… Why Rightsizing Is a Better Way to Go

As the years go by, some of us may feel that a two- or three-bedroom home is too big or too expensive to maintain. However, there are many aspects to downsizing that we may not be able to see on our own…
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The Poisonous Impact of Losing Your Sense of Control After 50… and the Surprising Antidote
2 months ago

The Poisonous Impact of Losing Your Sense of Control After 50… and the Surprising Antidote

We all need to feel like we are in control of our lives. We want to believe that our actions matter… that if we do “the right things,” we will …
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5 Ways to Tell if You Are Being Too Financially Generous with Your Adult Children
2 months ago

5 Ways to Tell if You Are Being Too Financially Generous with Your Adult Children

As I am writing this article, the U.S. economy has been growing for a record 121 consecutive months. In addition, unemployment, now standing at 3.8%, is the lowest that has …
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Mini-Mansions for Retirees? These Are the Tiny Houses for the 1% (You Won’t Believe These Pictures!)
3 months ago

Mini-Mansions for Retirees? These Are the Tiny Houses for the 1% (You Won’t Believe These Pictures!)

Having “too much space” might seem like a very nice problem to have in retirement, but, for many of us, living in a big home is actually draining our happiness.


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3 Ways Getting a Roommate After 50 Can Lead to a Richer Retirement
3 months ago

3 Ways Getting a Roommate After 50 Can Lead to a Richer Retirement

I can’t quite remember what caused me to part ways with my last roommate. It was 50 years ago and I have a vague memory of an unannounced party, a …
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You Won’t Believe the Retirement Property (Mansion!) These 7 Women Bought Together
3 months ago

You Won’t Believe the Retirement Property (Mansion!) These 7 Women Bought Together

What do you do if you have modest savings but want to live like a millionaire in retirement? You could play the lottery (bad idea!) Or, you could follow the …
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4 Reasons to Retire Abroad in Sunny Aix-en-Provence, France
4 months ago

4 Reasons to Retire Abroad in Sunny Aix-en-Provence, France

For our grandparents, retirement was short, boring and lonely. Our grandmas considered themselves lucky if they made it to their 70th birthday and the average life expectancy for our grandfathers’ …
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8 Suitcases to My Name: My Extreme Downsizing Experience and What it Taught Me
4 months ago

8 Suitcases to My Name: My Extreme Downsizing Experience and What it Taught Me

I never expected to cry over a lost suitcase, but, this is exactly what I did when the airline told me that one of my 8 suitcases had gone missing. …
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Dear Boomers: Is Your Generosity Making You Poor?
4 months ago

Dear Boomers: Is Your Generosity Making You Poor?

If you are a Millennial reading this title (unlikely, I know!), you’re probably thinking “What the heck is this old woman talking about? Boomers are selfish and rich. They destroyed …
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Older Adults Are Spending Epic Amounts on Home Renovations… But, it Won’t Matter if We Don’t Do This!
4 months ago

Older Adults Are Spending Epic Amounts on Home Renovations… But, it Won’t Matter if We Don’t Do This!

For most of our lives, home renovations involve making our home more exciting, inviting and valuable. New decks make room for summer BBQ fun, kitchen refreshes give us room to …
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