Planning for Retirement

“Before It’s Too Late” by Bev Scott

“Before It’s Too Late” by Bev Scott

I have been reflecting recently about the issues that fall into the category of “before it’s too late”. I recently spent some time with a friend in hospice just being with her and present in her home as she fades from the ravages of ovarian cancer. I am so glad I made time in a […]

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“Five Tips on Organizing and Managing Your Estate” by David Gill

“Five Tips on Organizing and Managing Your Estate” by David Gill

We welcome guest blogger, David Gill: Like many others in my generation, I came to the end of a long, successful career (for me, it was in healthcare administration) and thought “Okay, now what?”  My financial advisor told me that I had prepared myself well enough so that I could retire, but that’s not what […]

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“Retiring: Act 3, Scene 2” by Bev Scott

“Retiring: Act 3, Scene 2” by Bev Scott

I am excited about an upcoming road trip to visit the rural homesteads of my grandparents in the late 19th Century.  I plan to visit museums, comb through resources in the local libraries and take detailed notes of the old surviving buildings and the surrounding countryside.  I want to immerse myself in their lives, imagine […]

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“6 + 1 Indicators for Healthy Aging” by Patricia Cavanaugh

“6 + 1 Indicators for Healthy Aging” by Patricia Cavanaugh

In “Aging Well” George Vaillant reviewed the Harvard Longevity study, the longest study done to date on adult human development which has given us very clear age 50 predictors that lead to a joy- filled 3rd act.  If you are not yet 50, you still have time to work on these values.  If you are older than […]

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“Fifty Plus; Minus Kids” by Sara Zeff Geber, Ph.D.

“Fifty Plus; Minus Kids” by Sara Zeff Geber, Ph.D.

We welcome our guest blogger , Sara Zeff Geber, Ph.D.: Did you know that almost ONE out of FIVE baby boomers have no children?  I don’t mean no children living at home; I mean no offspring of any age.  That number is nearly twice the rate of childlessness in previous generations.  The reasons for t […]

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“Do We Talk About It?” by Bev Scott

“Do We Talk About It?” by Bev Scott

We took our grandsons to a Memorial Day Service to honor those who have fought to defend freedom and democracy for this country where a Navy man who entered the service at 17 to fight in WWII was honored.  I was touched by his vulnerability as he acknowledged that although he had not been physically […]

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“Planning for ‘Retirement’ or Your 3rd Act: What Does It Mean?” by Bev Scott

“Planning for ‘Retirement’ or Your 3rd Act: What Does It Mean?” by Bev Scott

The media has made sure we all know that baby boomers are turning 65 this year and much of the discussion is focused on the lack of readiness…financial readiness of this generation.   Certainly the recent economic downturn devastated many retirement accounts and many boomers are avoiding retirement and continuing to work.  We are flooded with […]

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“My Portfolio Life: An Irish Retirement Story” by Greg Butler

“My Portfolio Life: An Irish Retirement Story” by Greg Butler

We welcome our guest blogger from Ireland, Greg Butler: Shakespeare’s ‘Seven Ages of man’ suggests that there is an underlying pattern to our lives involving distinct stages or acts- infant, schoolboy, lover, soldier, justice, pantaloon, and second childhood.  The successful transition between stages depends on how well the preceding life phase has been lived. Retirement […]

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“Prepared for Retirement? Plan Your 3rd Act” by Bev Scott

“Prepared for Retirement? Plan Your 3rd Act” by Bev Scott

I was in conversation last weekend with an acquaintance we will call Sally in her late 50’s or early 60’s.  As I described The 3rd Act, she was very interested and then she said.  “When I can finally retire, I will sign up.”  I asked her when she was planning to retire?  She flushed with […]

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“Who Am I?”

“Who Am I?”

I have been wrestling with that identity question again.  I began what I call my “3rd Act” when I took early “retirement” from my corporate job as an internal organization and management consultant.  I set up an independent consulting practice and I promised myself I would have more balance in my life.  There was no […]

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