Downsizing Your Way To Happiness

Here’s the deal. One of the things that can determine how well you live in retirement has to do with how much “stuff” you have. For many people the time in their life when they have the most financial independence is in the years nearest to retirement. If you have lived your life for years…

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Retirement Advice. For You?

Does it seem like all the retirement savings advice you see these days boils down to “you need a better job?” It seems that all of the articles I read about starting to save late in life lead off with the wonderful news that the US government wants to help you by upping your retirement…

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Your Nest Egg – Required Or Desired?

Are you facing retirement without your desired nest egg? One way to address the deficit is to decide that you are going to work longer or that you will retire but have a part time or side income. Of course the other option is to see if your desired nest egg is really your required…

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Why Are You So Broke?

If you are getting to the point where retirement is near enough to be scary and you just plain don’t feel like you have enough money to retire – you have to wonder why. Why is it that you don’t have any money? A bit ago I came across a story about a man who…

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Caviar Wishes And Retirement Dreams

Why is it so important that you work on your mental game starting now? Time. If you are seriously starting to think about retirement, you have probably been on this planet of ours for fifty years or better. That’s fifty years of finding yourself, fifty years of building a life, fifty years of dreaming about…

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This May Be Your Last Chance

This is your chance. Think back to the times in your life when you were truly free. Free to do what you want, freedom to go where you want, freedom from expectations. Freedom to be you. The last time was probably when you graduated from school in your teens or twenties, a time when you reached…

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Why Do People Mistake Fun For Happiness?

Contentment is much maligned concept in today’s consumer world. It seems to have become synonymous with boredom, or stasis, or “settling”. In a hard driving, achievement oriented society everything is oriented to moving forward, to moving up. It is assumed that people who are contented don’t have aspirations because they are perfectly happy with where…

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Ten Thousand A Day

Ten thousand people a day. Think on that for a moment. There are ten thousand people retiring every day in the United States and there will be for nearly the next twenty years. To put that in perspective, it’s like the entire work force of general motors retiring every three weeks, or all of the…

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Why Do People Retire At 62?

Even though there are a number of financial and emotional reasons to think that putting off retirement might be the wisest course, the average retirement age in the United States is 63. While rational reasons why a person might want to retire at an early age, perhaps health or personal assumptions about life expectancy, those…

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Unpacking – Who Are You?

We all look at the world through a prism of our own personalities, our own experiences, our own wishes and desires. We also carry with us expectations that have been instilled in us by others, both others that we know and by society at large. Tell me if you have heard this quip – “Of…

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