Lifestyle & Retirement

12 tips to stay married for over 30 years

If you want to know about marriage, ask someone with a lifetime of experience. Here we share the top tips from our community and how they stay happily married. Marriage comes first.  If you push your spouse down on your list of priorities, even your children will believe that marriage isn’t all that important. On the flip side, if they see yo...Read More

Hey Boomers! Travel Ailments? Here’s Some Help!

To travel is to live large, however even short trips can create physical and mental challenges including fatigue, insomnia, anxiety, and muscle and joint pain. These issues gather significance as we age, particularly if they impact existing health issues. I am one of those “Active Boomers” who loves to travel. As a long-time, wellness advocate who ...Read More

7 Reasons Hangovers Really Get Worse with Age

Gone are those crazy nights when recovery time was minimal. Your hangovers now seem to last an entire day or more. Both anecdotal and scientific evidence tends to suggest that hangovers really get worse with age.  So what is happening to us? Science has the answers! Less efficiency. With age, your body becomes less efficient at processing your drin...Read More

Is Retirement in Your Future?

The perfect time for retirement doesn’t exist. This is what we have learned in our almost three decades of financial independence. Things change, and sometimes radically. There simply are no guarantees. From our point of view, a full and rich retirement is still possible for many people right now. Sometimes it takes personal flexibility in ho...Read More

How Independent Living Gives You More Freedom to Do What You Want

When it comes time to hang up that work apron for the last time and transition into your well-earned retirement, it’s almost natural to feel like the sky’s the limit. You’ve got every single one of your golden years ahead of you, and you’re finally free to enjoy the fruits of your labor! Whether it’s pursuing hobbies you’ve always wanted to, travel...Read More

Downsizing Now! Simple Steps to Sort and Say Goodbye to Decades of Clutter

It’s so easy to accumulate lots and lots of stuff over the years. Sometimes, before you even know it, as kids move up and out and you’re left with a big, empty house, those spare bedrooms fill up with all sorts of bric-a-brac that you really don’t need and you certainly never use. And this says nothing about the garage or the basement you’ve been u...Read More

6 Signs That You’re Ready (Maybe) to Retire Early

You may dream of retiring long before a traditional 60-something retirement age, but be careful about making that leap too soon. If you're not emotionally ready to quit working, you may not be ready to retire.

3 “Musts” When Downsizing for Retirement

Downsizing means to make something smaller. No matter if that ‘something’ is an old CD collection or the big pile of junk in your garage. But when you’re facing reducing everything you own so you can retire to a neat little cottage for a well-earned life of leisure, it’s another matter altogether. It’s your whole life! Downsizing: Here’s What You N...Read More

The Baby Boomer Fitness Revolution

Baby boomers started out so strong.  Back in the early seventies, most of the 76 million boomers were poster children for health and fitness, what else could explain a single generation producing Bo Derek and even Brad Pitt? Jane Fonda starred in her first workout video in 1982 allowing people to spandex in private. “Baby boomers led an unpre...Read More

Your Time at Home: Downsizing, Planning Your Next Chapter, & Evaluating Finances

Electing to downsize after retirement is not an easy decision. Research shows that over 64 percent of retirees wish to age in place (meaning stay in their present home). It’s easy to understand why: it’s likely their family home, where they feel most comfortable, where they built roots and memories.     However, when looking at it in the long–...Read More

Finding the Perfect Fit for a Volunteer Experience

If you fear being bored or worry what you’ll do once retired, volunteering your time could be the best thing that ever happened to you. Your life experiences or professional training could be a perfect fit to mentor, transform public education, implement clean water projects or build houses in developing nations. If you have ever considered v...Read More

How You Look. Does It Really Matter?

Floods! No, that wasn’t a Weather Channel news alert. That’s how my friends described the too-short pants I wore for my birthday shopping spree. As we’ve each turned 60, we’ve come up with simple ways to mark our passage into a new decade. For my celebration, I asked my friends to help me select a new wardrobe, but first, th...Read More

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