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Best New Places to Retire Around the World

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 Snow Vandemore (August 12, 2008)  Today more than ever before, American seniors are choosing to retire abroad. In 2004, an estimated 255,000 Social Security checks were mailed to countries outside of the United States. In the past twenty years, the advent of new technology, namely the Internet, has spawned the global community. No matter where you call home, accessing bank accounts, filing taxes, and communicating with . (Retirement)

Costa Rica Retirement, Great Lifestyle at a Reasonable Price

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 Jim Kesel (August 12, 2008)  Costa Rica is one of the most beautiful places on the earth. If you enjoy mild climates, friendly people and a fantastic natural environment then Costa Rica is a great place to live.  Many people are finding that Costa Rica is great place to retire to as well. It is recommended that everyone that is considering Cost Rica retirement or a permanent move to Costa Rica spend time there as . (Retirement)

Want to Retire Abroad?

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 Chris L. Jensen (August 12, 2008)  Here I will suggest you four locations overseas that are I'm giving you 4 destinations abroad, which are considered as best places to have retired life with respect to climate, cost of living, infrastructure, safety, real estate and special benefits for retired people. 1. City of Panama, Panama Panama City is a place that unites the metro experience along with warm winters and sandy .. (Retirement)

Simple Financial Management For Retirement - Part 1

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 Ann Marosy (August 09, 2008)  The most frequent questions asked by my clients are on the topic of financial planning for retirement or semi-retirement. As the large numbers of the Baby Boomer generation move into this stage, their attention automatically turns to the critical necessity for financial management. For many this is unknown territory and, as a society, we are now faced with a new arena for financial .. (Retirement)

Rough Times and Your Retirement

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 Benedict Yossarian (July 30, 2008)  Around 37% of Americans do not know how much they need when they retire. A retirement survey revealed that half of the population has around $25000 in savings aside from the value of their home or pension insurance. These figures reveal that a big chunk of the population needs to find ways like George Foreman's burger grills to have a comfortable life after retirement. Today's life is .. (Retirement)

Retirement and the Baby Boomers Plight Are You Financially Secured?

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 Godfrey Thaxter (July 30, 2008)  Retirement is a time for reflections, enjoying life with your grandkids, going on those exotic vacations that you've always dreamed about, spending time in your flower garden or vegetable garden. It is also that time when you should be going for long drives in the countryside with your partner, family and friends or just relaxing at home cooking up a storm in the kitchen, or enjoying a . (Retirement)

Social Security Gov Web Site For Seniors

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 Sharon Elrod (July 30, 2008)  This important website is one you should have in your favorites for easy access. Since the government is known for an abundance of red tape and making the plain and simple confusing, it is very surprising how clear, simple, and easy to use they've managed in the creation of the Social Security online portal included on the USA. gov site. This is the official website of the US Social .. (Retirement)

Foundation For Retirement

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 E. O'Brien (July 29, 2008)  What a difference a year makes. People entering retirement early last summer had a strong market to boost their nest eggs and cushion any anxiety over their life transition. On July 19, 2007, the Dow Jones Industrial Average hit a record high, closing above 14,000 for the first time. To the extent that the subprime crisis had even registered, most observers expected the damage to be .. (Retirement)

Ways to Save Money For Your Retirement

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 Gina E Clark (July 24, 2008)  Retirement may or may not be in your near future, however it should be something you are preparing for today. Many experts believe that being able to save money for your retirement is even more important than paying off your credit cards and/or having an emergency savings account available in case you have unexpected bills, like hospital bills, car problems, etc. However, only a little .. (Retirement)

A Few Really Good Reasons to Hire a Retirement Coach

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 Anne Marshall (July 23, 2008)  Have you ever thought about what your ideal retirement would be like? Perhaps as you read this, you are already in official retirement and are looking for something more to life. The truth is that today's generation of retirees tend to be far more ‘youthful’ in both mind and body than their counterparts of even a generation ago. Expectations have changed, standards of health . (Retirement)

Retirement Planning Training Courses

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 Ian Pennington (July 21, 2008)  Retirement is a big issue, what can be called a moment of truth for every employee. Irrespective of the stature or economic position of the employee, retirement would mean a sudden break of a lifestyle that has imbibed into the mind of a person through years of practice. Also retirement would bring some sort of financial constraint and in some cases financial burden. Such problems tend .. (Retirement)

The 3 Biggest Concerns For Those Thinking About Retirement

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 Rodney Dunn (July 19, 2008)  The Retirement Rules are being rewritten We will probably out live our savings! Will we be able to afford quality health care when we need it. Will we be able to retain our independence and remain physically active. Most people when asked about working in retirement cited that they wanted to continue working to a lesser extent but to remain active and retain a balance between work .. (Retirement)

70 85% of Pre retirement Income Do You Really Need That Much For Your Retirement?

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 John V. W. Howe (July 19, 2008)  As we plan our retirement finances, we have all run into the widely accepted “rule of thumb" that we will need 70 - 85% of our pre-retirement income as our income after we retire. It seems strange that this percentage can be applied across all retirees since there are so many variables that can affect each individual situation. While reading SPEND til THE END by Dr. Laurence .. (Retirement)

Puerto Vallarta and Lake Tahoe The Best of Both Worlds

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 James Scherrer (July 18, 2008)  Upon retiring fourteen years ago, we spent a great deal of time traveling the world in search for the perfect retirement haven. Eleven years ago we selected Puerto Vallarta, Mexico as the location for our main retirement residence. Vallarta, located on the Mexican Riviera and only two to four hours from most major cities in the US, offers all of the modern day conveniences, numerous .. (Retirement)

Senior Citizens Enjoy a Florida Retirement Community

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 Cindy Heller (July 17, 2008)  A good place for those who love sunshine and retirement communities is Florida. In this place, middle-aged people share time together under the sun. The right age to be there goes from fifty five to sixty two years old, as a minimum age, which is usually applied to one of the members in a couple. It is okay if one spouse is younger than the minimum age. The purpose for having a minimum .. (Retirement)

Important Information About Retirement Communities

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 Cindy Heller (July 17, 2008)  Because the baby boomer generation is growing older, more new retirement communities are built day after day. This is because people long to have the activities and events they love in a place that is not so far from where they live. Senior citizens are attracted to these new communities that are being located in areas where the weather is nice and sunny, such as Arizona, Nevada, .. (Retirement)

Give a Retiree the Right Retirement Gift

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 Cindy Heller (July 17, 2008)  There are traditional retirement gifts that suit all kinds of people, such as paper weights. For example, cookie baskets can be taken to the retirement celebration, or taken to the retiree's home if it is a personal gift. There are several different kinds of “of the month" clubs that are made according to the retiree's taste, and they are available for everything. If the retiree .. (Retirement)

Why is it Necessary to Plan Your Retirement Living?

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 Cindy Heller (July 17, 2008)  Retirement living can be something that is fun and something you can look forward to. It will always be much easier to go through the retirement age period and all the difficulties it implies if you start planning early. You should consider planning each and very aspect of your retirement living carefully. Do it with plenty of time ahead instead of doing everything the day before .. (Retirement)

What You Need to Learn About Social Security For Early Retirement

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 Cindy Heller (July 17, 2008)  Social security for early retirement is a complicated issue that is not very easy to understand. People should save for their retirement because most countries are not able to give them much of an income after they leave the workforce. Although most people think that social security was intended to be enough for someone to support himself after retirement, it was not. Therefore, it is .. (Retirement)

Why Do People Choose Early Retirement?

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 Cindy Heller (July 17, 2008)  People have a great variety of reasons to choose early retirement. One of the most common ones seems to be the desire to enjoy their lives. Many jobs nowadays do not require people anymore since automatization are becoming so popular, which may be another reason to retire early. Illness is another cause fro retirement, while other people do it because of subcontracting jobs. Anyway, the . (Retirement)

Is There a Right Early Retirement Age?

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 Cindy Heller (July 17, 2008)  Have you ever considered retirement at an early age? There are many people who long to be free from the burden of meeting the demands and requirements of their careers day after day. Instead of spending most of your time taking care of someone else's business, those who take early retirement feel free to follow their desires and objectives. However, people do not know what the right age . (Retirement)

How Can an Early Retirement Forum Help People?

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 Cindy Heller (July 17, 2008)  It is normal for you to feel confused when starting thinking about saving for retirement, but early retirement forums can be of great help for those who do not have the slightest idea about retirement procedures. Therefore, if you want to organize a good retirement plan, you should consult these forums because the participants are either people in the same condition you are, or .. (Retirement)

Which Are the Options For Early Retirement?

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 Cindy Heller (July 17, 2008)  More and more workers are taking the option for early retirement. The reason for this is that priorities are changing for people. Now, it is more important to pursue personal goals and desires than to devote the entire life to the career. In order to downsize their businesses without having employees going through the hard situation of being dismissed, companies are considering early .. (Retirement)

How Can You Help Your Income When Taking Early Retirement?

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 Cindy Heller (July 16, 2008)  The decision of taking early retirement can bring about different feelings and emotions in the person who decides to embark on this experience. This is because the retiree has to consider the management of money and time, and everything is influences by inflation wrong investments, and other several factors. Therefore, it is important to consider the possibility of looking for something . (Retirement)

The Double Benefit of Early Retirement

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 Cindy Heller (July 16, 2008)  For many people, it is hard to recognize that early retirement benefit is double since it benefits the employee and the employer. Besides being a time to think about your past work experiences and enjoys life, retirement proves to be positive for the employer as well, because the company may be trying to diminish the number of employees or getting younger employees paying them less. .. (Retirement)

Retirement Planning - Save a Penny, Gain a Penny!

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 Akhil Shahani (July 16, 2008)  Landed your first job? Flying high at 40? All set to celebrate your 65th birthday? Our experts say that while it's never too early to plan your retirement, it's never too late either. And a well thought out retirement planning strategy will help you prepare for life once you've hung up those boots. Start today: If you are in your 20s or 30s, this is the best time to start. You can even . (Retirement)

Important Factors For Finding a Retirement Home

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 Cindy Heller (July 15, 2008)  When your elders cannot take care of themselves properly anymore, then you may want to place them in a retirement home where they can enjoy special care and socialize with others of their own age. It is necessary to make careful consideration before choosing a retirement home because this is the place where your elders will stay for a long period of time. Homes that specialize in .. (Retirement)

Important Factors to Consider Before Investing on a Mobile Retirement Home

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 Cindy Heller (July 15, 2008)  Some people believe that spending the rest of their lives in a mobile retirement home park is an excellent choice for them. They can live in a spacious open place surrounded by fresh grass and they will have freedom to move wherever and whenever they like. This article explores important aspects of living in a mobile retirement home. Preliminary consideration A mobile retirement home .. (Retirement)

Important Facts on Subsidized Senior Housing Program

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 Cindy Heller (July 15, 2008)  If you have a limited budget, but you want your elderly loved ones to live comfortably in peace and privacy, you should apply for subsidized senior housing program. You should understand that this program is not intended for elderly who needs constant care and supervision. Rather, it offers some extras to help elderly people to live more comfortably, such as handicapped toilets and .. (Retirement)

Career Longevity and Retirement

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 Harlan Austin (July 15, 2008)  Most of us in the working world have always assumed that after a certain age, it is a “reward" for many long years of work to retire. The vision of retirement that many people ascribe to is dropping out of the “rat-race, " and lying on a beach in the Caribbean doing nothing. Well, that might be interesting and even fun for a little while, but the reality is that it will .. (Retirement)

Retirement Speeches Top Tips on Giving Retirement Speeches

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 Stephen Mccoy (July 14, 2008)  Retiring from a job, especially after many years on it, can be bittersweet, often overwhelming. Usually, the transition is a smooth one, where the new retiree looks forward to the big event, but it can also be a tense situation, especially if finances are going to be a problem. Either way, retirement is the end of life as one knows it, and the beginning of another life, complete with .. (Retirement)

Retirement Transition Plan Three Brilliant Ways to Segue Into Retirement

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 Lin Schreiber (July 14, 2008)  Are you looking forward to no alarm clocks, nowhere to be, nothing to do for some undefined period starting day one of your retirement? Dreaming of no one to answer to? Craving some serious down time before you figure out what's next for you? Beware. You need a segue plan. And no, it's not endless days of open-ended nothingness. It's a plan that takes you 180 degrees away from your .. (Retirement)

Florida 55 Retirement Communities

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 P White (July 13, 2008)  Florida 55 retirement communities can be found in almost every locale in the Sunshine State. One of the most popular forms of retirement development is a golf course community. Simply stated, these retirement developments have been built around a golf course. The residents usually have priority for tee times, and in some cases they are the only persons allowed to play on the golf .. (Retirement)

The Art of Retirement

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 John Trauth (July 11, 2008)  Why do we call “retirement" an art? After all, as many believe, you simply stop working. The answer is that, for many of us, this period of life is the first time we actually have the opportunity to create the life we want! There is no model for this period, no Uncle George or Aunt Josie to tell you which is the best school to go to or what is the best place to work with the best .. (Retirement)

Retirement Planning - Plan Ahead to Enjoy a Healthy Life After Retirement

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 Anna D. Banks (July 11, 2008)  If you picture yourself at sixty-five years of age, what do you imagine? Like most Americans, the most probable image will be of a person who has retired from both a job along with any routine of fitness you may have been following. Let's visualize it: A podgy middle with a spare tire or two; knees that hurt; feeling worn out by a mere 30-minute walk; your sense of balance getting so .. (Retirement)

Retirement Planning - Ten Common Mistakes Baby Boomers Make Planning For Retirement

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 Anna D. Banks (July 11, 2008)  Just investing in a retirement plan does not guarantee that you will be financially secure at your retirement. One mistake in planning for your retirement could land a baby boomer in a heap of trouble and push your retirement back by years. To make sure that you are in the perfect position to retire when you want to, and on your own terms, diligent planning is as essential as is .. (Retirement)

Retirement Planning - Does Your Pre-Retirement Planning Also Include Relocation?

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 Anna D. Banks (July 11, 2008)  Some employees yearn for retirement while some fear it and many are anxious thinking about the financial instability associated with it. The truth is that retirement is just another phase of adulthood and it gives a person an opportunity to relive life as and how he or she wants. But in reality retirement is a major event in a person's life with today's increasing life span, one that .. (Retirement)

Retirement Planning - Consulting a Counselor For Pre-Retirement Planning Needs

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 Anna D. Banks (July 11, 2008)  Retirement is a new chapter of adulthood as it transforms a person to a time of passion and purpose. Retirement is not the end of everything. It is just the beginning of a new and relaxed life which could turn out to be interesting and more productive if you plan well. So design your next phase well to lead a meaningful second adulthood. Many people are uncertain about their .. (Retirement)

Retirement Planning - Can Online Seminars Help You Plan For Your Retirement?

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 Anna D. Banks (July 11, 2008)  Retirement is a subject that you cannot afford to postpone for long. It is an issue that needs to be dealt with sooner, rather than left for later. Pre-retirement planning online seminars can prove to be beneficial to not only those who are nearing the age of retirement, but also in the case of those who would like to start early preparations in order to secure their future. These .. (Retirement)

Pension Advice to Rely On

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 Sean Horton (July 10, 2008)  Good, reliable pension advice needs to be impartial and independent, extremely well-informed and designed with only your own best interests in mind. The best way to secure just that advice is through the services of an independent financial adviser specialising in pensions planning. The pensions market in the UK has grown incredibly sophisticated and complex, with very many different .. (Retirement)

Pension Transfers Something For You?

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 Sean Horton (July 10, 2008)  By their very nature, pension schemes are long term investments. The earlier you start to build up your pension, the greater the rewards when you finally come to retire. Although they are naturally designed to run over very many years of your working life, however, this does not mean to say that there are times when it might be useful to consider transferring from one scheme to another, . (Retirement)

Go it Alone With a Self Invested Personal Pension (SIPP)

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 Sean Horton (July 10, 2008)  If you find it unnecessarily restricting to be tied in to a pension company's choice of investments, you might find the flexibility and freedom of a Self-Invested Personal Pension (a SIPP, as it's usually known) attractive. The term is entirely self-explanatory in so far as you remain completely at the helm of every investment decision for your pension fund and still enjoy the income .. (Retirement)

What is Meant by Pension Drawdown?

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 Sean Horton (July 10, 2008)  Some pension schemes - notably self-invested personal pensions, executive pension plans and small self-administered pension schemes - allow a contributing member aged between 50 and 75 to leave their pension savings invested in the fund and to take out a regular income rather than buy an annuity. This is known as pension drawdown or pension income drawdown The advantages The main .. (Retirement)

Surviving Retirement As a Couple

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 Linda S. Thompson (July 10, 2008)  Carol and Joe have been married 30 years, the kids are grown and the nest is empty. Joe has worked all his life, now he's ready to slow down. After spending 22 years as a Mom, Carol recently received her Real Estate license. She loves her new found career. She's blooming while Joe is wilting. Because their lives have been so active and busy, they haven't spent much time talking about .. (Retirement)

Saving Money For Retirement Are You Doing Enough?

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 Mark J. Nelson (July 10, 2008)  Financially could you retire today? Have you been saving enough money to retire? How are you saving money? There are people that are not saving enough money to retire independently and comfortably today. In many major cities if you are 65 and single and living in a one bedroom apartment it would cost you around $20,000.00 annually for food, housing, transportation, and health care. If .. (Retirement)

Retirement Planning Why Baby Boomers Are Drawn to Overseas Volunteering After Retirement

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 Anna D. Banks (July 08, 2008)  From teachers teaching English in countries where knowing the language is often a passport out of poverty, as it is the global language of technology, commerce and opportunity, to health care professionals providing their services to impoverished children in developing countries where medical services are often limited, an increasing number of baby boomers are opting for overseas .. (Retirement)

Retirement Planning Volunteering After Retirement Baby Boomer is it For You?

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 Anna D. Banks (July 08, 2008)  Most people think of retirement as a time when they plan on doing all the fun things that they had to forgo because of the demands made on them by their job. However, there are an increasing number of baby boomers who view retirement as a time when they can contribute to the society, and hence seek opportunities to do volunteer work. Apart from giving retiring baby boomers the chance .. (Retirement)

Seniors in Kansas City Should I Sell My Home and Buy Something Cheaper?

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 Kurt Jackson (July 08, 2008)  There are many options to consider when seniors in Kansas City are trying to make ends meet in retirement. Selling and buying something cheaper is one of the options that many including The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) tells you to consider. Let's see if this is a “good" option. Let's assume you have a $180,000 house, you want to sell and buy a $90,000 .. (Retirement)

Inflation A Retirees Worst Enemy

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 John V. W. Howe (July 07, 2008)  Inflation is defined as “an increase in the price you pay for goods or services or a decline in the purchasing power of your money". What this means is the price paid of a product today will be higher in the future. If your retirement savings are fixed with current dollars, it will take more of your savings to buy the product in the future than it does in the present. There are .. (Retirement)

Retirement Planning Why Everybody Wants to Settle Down in Panama After Retirement

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 Anna D. Banks (July 07, 2008)  Panama, which is already very popular as an eco and adventure tourism destination, is now gaining reputation as one of the best places to settle down in after retirement. According to Modern Maturity Magazine, published by AARP (American Association of Retired People), Boquete, a Panamanian town, has been ranked fourth among its list of the world's fifteen best retirement destinations .. (Retirement)




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