Downsizing for Retirement: Benefits and Simple Tips

Having an abundance of belongings can be a burden as you transition into your retirement years. Not only does it crowd your living space, it can make retrieving desired objects challenging. The fact is that during working years, you may have needed more stuff than you do in the coming years. You may have accumulated things over time for one reason or another that you simply no longer have use for. As you move to the next chapter in your life, you may want to re-evaluate your “stuff” to see what you want to bring along. Sorting through full closets…

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Living Legends: 5 Retired Athletes & Their Senior Success Stories

“Retirement” may evoke thoughts of snowbird winters in Boca Raton – of seniors who finally ditched the nine to five and began to enjoy themselves without the stress of the hectic life they moved on from. Retirement may mean age finally becomes a factor that can’t be ignored, and that the overwhelming demands of pre-retirement life must finally be put aside. Senior citizens who have experienced this life transition have much in common with the retired athlete. For athletes, “retirement” means hanging up the cleats, passing the torch and swallowing the reality of the final whistle. Like retired seniors, athletes who end…

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Best Part-Time Jobs for Retirees

Most retirees live on a fixed income.  They know how much money they will bring in every month, and consequently, how much they can spend in order to live within their means.  But what about those who have always wanted that dream car, or need extra cash to travel the world, or want to renovate their kitchen and bathrooms?  Considering that the “average monthly Social Security retirement benefit for January 2016 is $1,341 (Social Security Administration)”, it’s no wonder many seniors find themselves financially frustrated.  Fortunately, there are a plethora of great part-time jobs for retirees.  Here are our Top…

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Around the world, more and more seniors are hitting the century mark. Centenarians – people who are 100 years old or older – are the fastest growing part of the population, with nearly 450,000 worldwide. The United States currently has around 72,000 centenarians, which is the most of any country. With the number of centenarians rising each year around the world, experts say there could be 1 million by the year 2050. Lynn Peters Adler, author of Celebrate 100: Centenarian Secrets to Success in Business and Life, said that 1 in 26 baby boomers is now expected to live to…

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What is Retirement?

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If you look in the dictionary, the definition of “retire” is to “withdraw from one’s position or occupation or from active working life.” As society continues to change, however, so does its definition of retirement. Arianna Huffington, founder of The Huffington Post, said that in the same way a productive workday depends on one’s preparation for it, a productive retirement depends on what is put into it. “For many 70 really is the new 50. Increasingly, people are rejecting the idea of retirement as a withdrawal,” Huffington said. “They want their later years to have as much meaning and purpose…

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