retirement

“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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“When to Retire? Now or Never” by Patricia Cavanaugh

“When to Retire? Now or Never” by Patricia Cavanaugh

I went to France to visit family during the month of August.  It was a wonderful time full of adventures with my granddaughters, late night chats with my daughter and fun household projects.  I feel very at home in France.  I speak a little French, which helps me feel a part of the little village […]

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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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“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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“Couples Facing Retirement” by Patricia Cavanaugh

“Couples Facing Retirement” by Patricia Cavanaugh

I recently visited a lovely southern California mobile home park.  It was designed for those over 55 and I saw many couples leading active lives as I walked through the park.  I wondered if their decision to move there was difficult.  I remember my Mother dreading the thought of moving to the isolated Outer Banks […]

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