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How Retired Singles Can Safely Travel While Saving Money
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How Retired Singles Can Safely Travel While Saving Money

Many older adults look forward to seeing the world once they retire. Here are some tips for those who are single and looking for adventure.
April 8, 2021
4 Steps to a Happy Single Retirement
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4 Steps to a Happy Single Retirement

The number of seniors who are single and childless is growing. This group needs to be purposeful as they think about their health and finances and fos…
April 8, 2021
Getting an RV Loan: What You Should Expect
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Getting an RV Loan: What You Should Expect

An RV's steep price tag means lenders may have stricter requirements, such as a higher credit score and additional documentation, for borrowers.
April 1, 2021
Help! I’m Afraid to Retire, Even Though I Can Afford to
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Help! I’m Afraid to Retire, Even Though I Can Afford to

Actually retiring may be the hardest part about retirement. It’s not unusual to get cold feet. But you don’t want to work forever either, so what do y…
March 26, 2021
Senior Volunteers Go Virtual to Help Charities
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Senior Volunteers Go Virtual to Help Charities

Retirees have found numerous ways to continue to support beloved causes during COVID-19.
March 24, 2021

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To Be Happy Now, Live Like You’re Already Retired
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To Be Happy Now, Live Like You’re Already Retired

Why wait until you’re retired to do all the things that can make you happier, healthier and more fulfilled? Instead, start now. Here’s how to live lik…
March 10, 2021
10 Things You'll Spend Less on in Retirement
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10 Things You'll Spend Less on in Retirement

We spend a lot of time worrying about running out of cash in retirement. But you might be surprised to see some of the things you'll find yourself spe…
February 25, 2021
Video Games Aren’t Just for Teenagers
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Video Games Aren’t Just for Teenagers

Playing video games can help retirees stay mentally sharp and stave off loneliness by connecting them with a community.
February 23, 2021
Are You Being Too Frugal in Retirement?
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Are You Being Too Frugal in Retirement?

You might be surprised how common it is to be so afraid to spend that you don’t fully enjoy your retirement. But there are things you can do about tha…
February 19, 2021
How Cruise Ships Are Setting Sail During COVID
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How Cruise Ships Are Setting Sail During COVID

Retirees wanting to take a cruise should plan for additional safety measures, such as temperature checks and wearing a mask in public areas.
February 3, 2021
Finding a Sense of Purpose in Retirement
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Finding a Sense of Purpose in Retirement

Religion and mentorship are both fulfilling paths for retirees.
December 22, 2020
Money Can’t Buy Happiness: 4 Secrets to a Happy Retirement
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Money Can’t Buy Happiness: 4 Secrets to a Happy Retirement

You know the saying: Money can’t buy happiness. While that may be true, there is one thing you can do financially to impact your happiness in retireme…
December 7, 2020
Peering Past the Pandemic
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Peering Past the Pandemic

I’m looking forward to a time when lunches with the girls (or guys), volunteering and travel will resume.
November 24, 2020
When Only One Spouse Retires
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When Only One Spouse Retires

Retirement in any form can upend a couple’s relationship, but when both spouses used to work full-time and only one retires, that reconfiguration rais…
November 20, 2020
Planning to Sell Your Home in Retirement? Downsize Costs Along With Space
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Planning to Sell Your Home in Retirement? Downsize Costs Along With Space

In this hot real estate market, consider the costs of buying and selling a house along with the expenses associated with your new digs.
November 13, 2020
Oops! A Surprising Factor Retirees Forget to Plan for
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Oops! A Surprising Factor Retirees Forget to Plan for

Your retirement plan probably has a gaping hole in it, one you may fail to spot even though it’s an obvious fact of life that impacts everyone. This i…
November 13, 2020
Retirees, Make the Most of Your Home Equity
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Retirees, Make the Most of Your Home Equity

A home equity loan or home equity line of credit may be perfect for your retirement finances. But don't delay; a fee increase is coming.
November 2, 2020
How to Be Happy (Not Bored!) in Retirement – Starting Today
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How to Be Happy (Not Bored!) in Retirement – Starting Today

Here are 12 ways to prepare now for retirement so that you’ll be happy, active, fulfilled and never, ever bored.
October 21, 2020
The Ways Pets Improve Our Retirement Well-Being
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The Ways Pets Improve Our Retirement Well-Being

Getting pet-friendly when you leave the work world may give you a healthy boost.
October 14, 2020
9 Tips for Better Time Management in Retirement
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9 Tips for Better Time Management in Retirement

These important time management techniques will help destress your life as you get busier -- yes, busier -- in your golden years.
October 14, 2020
7 Must-Listen Retirement Podcasts That Aren’t About Money
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7 Must-Listen Retirement Podcasts That Aren’t About Money

Staying physically and mentally engaged in retirement is just as important as how much cash you have in the bank. Here are some of my favorite podcast…
October 6, 2020
How Snowbirds Can Be Taxed as a Florida Resident
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How Snowbirds Can Be Taxed as a Florida Resident

If you live in a high-tax state during the summer but winter in Florida, you'll likely save big bucks if you can establish residency in Florida.
October 2, 2020
Fulfilling Ways to Spend Your Time in Retirement
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Fulfilling Ways to Spend Your Time in Retirement

Human creativity is unlimited: Just look at the activities retirees find to fill their days.
September 29, 2020
6 Ways the Pandemic Has Been a Dress Rehearsal for Retirement – and How You Can Take Advantage
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6 Ways the Pandemic Has Been a Dress Rehearsal for Retirement – and How You Can Take Advantage

What do lockdowns and retirement have in common? Quite a bit. And the parallels can be helpful in your retirement planning.
September 10, 2020
For a Happy Retirement, Try ‘Retirement Dating’ First
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For a Happy Retirement, Try ‘Retirement Dating’ First

Take advantage of the years before you punch out for the last time to do a little experimenting with your life.
September 4, 2020