Retiring? 5 Warning Signs You Are Stuck

Deciding to retire is a major decision in your life. This is especially true for Boomers because there are no models that fit all of the challenges ahead. With a possible 25 plus years added to your life span, there are a lot of decisions to be made in three main areas of your life. These […]

Retiring: 4 Secrets to Make Change Positive

Retiring means making a significant change in your life. That is a major reason you may have mixed feelings about "retiring." These changes have an impact on six areas of your life: Career and work Health and wellness Income and finances Family and relationships Social interaction and leisure Personal development Just the idea of beginning […]

Get the Clarity You Need to Make Difficult Decisions

Are you struggling with whether or not to do something?  As a new year begins, you may be considering different opportunities. Perhaps you are considering taking a class or going on a trip. Part of making a good decision is knowing what is important to you. Knowing the answer to that question will make your […]

Retiring? Are You a Zoomer?

In retirement language, you may wonder what a zoomer is. So, let's begin with a definition. Teacher, author and gerontologist David Demko uses the word "zoomer" to describe "boomers with zip" who pursue "a youthful maturity and live a lifestyle that's decades younger than their boomer peers." Demko has been working with retirees since the […]

How to Build Your Emotional Strength before You Retire

Planning for retirement can be challenging because of the changes you will be facing and the many decisions you will be making. By this time in your life, you also know you live in an imperfect world. Fortunately, you have a choice about how to live in an imperfect world. As you go through this transition, you […]

Retiring Options: Do You Want a Gap Year?

I want to share with you a blog post by John Duckworth, a partner at the financial planning firm, Trust Company of Illinois (TCI). I presented a seminar for them in June entitled How to Have an Extraordinary Retirement without Compromise. One of the things I mentioned in the seminar was the option of taking […]

Is there a Realistic Retirement Age?

This is an interesting question. Back in the days when everyone thought they knew what retirement was, 65 was the magic number for retirement. Now that we are in the 21st Century, there is no longer a magic number for the age of retirement. There are several reasons there is no magic number any more. […]