Retirement

Retirement Reimagined

“A smart woman never retires, she simply reinvents!” ~Katana Abbott I believe that work is the New Retirement Solution. So do more and more Baby

Retirement

Enough is Enough – I’m Done!

A few years ago, I was on vacation with my husband and another couple that we have frequently traveled with over the last 30 years.

Retirement

Finding Yourself Again … At Midlife

I’ve lost myself at least 100 times. It didn’t happen overnight, it never does. In my relationship, it started with little things. I started cooking—and

Retirement

The New Retirement Solution

With over 10,000 Baby Boomers retiring every day, the dream of having enough money saved up to support you through the second half of your life can be daunting. According to a study by the National Institute on Retirement Security, “The average working household has virtually no retirement savings. When all households are included— not just households with retirement accounts—the median retirement account balance is $3,000 and $12,000.”

Randall Hansen, Ph.D., states that, “For many, retirement will indeed no longer signal the end of working, but more so a career and lifestyle transition, where the retiree has multiple options — such as continuing to work (though perhaps at a different pace), returning to school for additional training or education, changing careers, venturing into entrepreneurship, becoming more involved in volunteer work, or simply enjoying leisure and travel possibilities — a mix of working, learning, relaxing, and trying new things.”

Retirement

It’s Never Too Early to Plan

My husband and I are currently updating our financial plan with a focus on our Retirement Reinvention. If you don’t have a financial advisor, I highly recommend that you find a person you can trust and someone willing to do a financial plan, so you can see where you stand, and to help you identify and explore your vision, values and goals. Finding the right person is a big job.

Having a trusted adviser is one of the very best gifts you can give to yourself. You will want assistance with not only the big picture, what I call your Vision or Dream, but to help you though the Discovery Process which is where I spend 80% of my time. This is where you get clear about not only your goals (which is what you want) but your values (which is WHY your goals are even important ant to you).