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Six Reasons Why People Retire to Retirement Communities

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 Carol Fena (July 05, 2008)  Retirement communities are not just for the retired. At age 55, you are eligible to move into age-restricted communities or a community with no age restriction that is also right for retirement. You may be anxious to move to a community for many reasons. Here are some reasons why people move. 1) Your neighbors - real estate statistics show one of the main reasons people move is because . (Retirement)

A Complete Retirement Plan Going Beyond Money and Dreams

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 Tony Lacertosa (July 05, 2008)  Retirement planning advice seems to fall into one of two areas, financial advice and dream determination. Though both of these are important to having a great retirement, nobody talks about how you will satisfy your emotional needs once you retire. I understand from first hand experience the importance of this, having had a rough time transitioning into my retirement until I realized .. (Retirement)

Retirement Housing Choices

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 Stephanie Rice (July 04, 2008)  Searching for retirement housing for yourself or a loved is often a personal lifestyle choice and many options exist ranging from resort-style golf course retirement communities with amenities like clubhouses and activity programs to specialized care units for individuals with dementia or Alzheimer's Disease. Fortunately, there are many types of retirement housing to suite every senior .. (Retirement)

Putting Your Life Plan Into Action

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 Michael Benifez (July 04, 2008)  While many don't want to look that far ahead, and worry about money when you don't know what is going to be in the future it is important to plan something at one point. What do you need to deal with for life planning? Your life planning is going to involve so much more than saving money. You also need to know how much money you need, where you will keep your money, and what type of .. (Retirement)

Real Retirement Living Expenses Do You Know What They Are?

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 John V. W. Howe (July 02, 2008)  Most financial advisors say we will need to plan to spend approximately seventy-five percent of our pre-retirement income to maintain our current lifestyle in retirement. Some even say that we will spend the same in retirement that we spend before retirement. I personally have a problem with this advice. I have researched this subject to determine current real living expenses and what .. (Retirement)

How to Release Money From Your Pension Now

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 Robin Kemp (July 02, 2008)  Pension release is a provision in the UK that allows you to withdraw money from your pension scheme prior to full retirement. Eligibility for this procedure requires in the very least that the person is over 50 and has a UK pension plan. Other factors will be assessed on application before you can be deemed fully eligible to receive a tax free cash sum and/or income. For the most part, .. (Retirement)

Retirement Party Invitations

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 Tamara Ford (July 02, 2008)  Do you need retirement party invitations? Well, forget going into all those stores and spending hours searching for the right ones. Now you can show everyone how tech-savvy you are (or at least pretend you are) and make retirement party invitations online. Free Retirement Party Invitations Save your money while still celebrating the person who is retiring and making them feel special. .. (Retirement)

Why is the Triangle Area So Popular For Retirement

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 Tracy Santrock (July 01, 2008)  Here are 10 Reasons to Chose the Triangle for Your Retirement Plans When I first moved to the Triangle in 1991 I was just out of college and didn't even think about retirement. I've been here for sometime and married an Ausie that is 10 years my senior. I still don't think about retirement but my husband has taught me a thing or two about how retirees think. Mauro is very conservative .. (Retirement)

Dont Let Fear of Retirement Stop You From Taking the Leap

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 Lin Schreiber (July 01, 2008)  So, you're ready to retire, but you just can't bring yourself to pull the plug on the status quo of your life. You're feeling fearful about what life will be like for you in the next stage. Whether it's lurking persistently below the surface, or you're completely paralyzed by it (or somewhere in between), it's keeping you stuck right where you are. In your heart you know you want to .. (Retirement)

Retirement Homes in India Bliss For Aged

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 S Kaur Sawhney (June 29, 2008)  Retirement homes give senior citizens a healthy and peaceful environment, where they can simply unwind themselves and live those golden years again. These homes are privately owned rental accommodations for seniors who are able to manage and pay for their own care. Generally, retirement homes are designed for seniors who need minimal to moderate support with their daily living .. (Retirement)

Retirement in Malaysia

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 Pauline Go (June 24, 2008)  When anyone heads for retirement, it creates an uncertain financial future. Your income is reduced and you have no clue about your future expenditures. However, you can reduce the stress of retirement by living in a place where your income exceeds expenditure. Fortunately for people, retirement in Malaysia is an option because of low cost of living. Malaysia has a tax regime that is .. (Retirement)

Retirement Planning Do What Many Others Failed to Do Planning For Retirement

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 Anna D. Banks (June 23, 2008)  Many people put off planning for their retirement thinking that since it is years away in the future they can wait for some more time before giving thought to it. However, by delaying it you could end up losing substantial amounts of money. This, in turn, could be the decisive factor of whether your retirement will be a comfortable one or whether you barely get by. Planning for .. (Retirement)

Naples Floridas Paradise Ideal Location For Luxury Home Buyers

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 Waylan Smart (June 23, 2008)  Considered by many to be the crown jewel of Southwest Florida, Naples features a subtropical climate with soft breezes from the Gulf of Mexico, natural beach beauty, and unparalleled flora and fauna. In addition, the City of Naples is known for its world-class shopping, exceptional dining opportunities, and abundance of challenging golf courses. Voted by Money Magazine as one of the .. (Retirement)

High Risk Investments and Retirement Gifts

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 Mohamad Fairuz Abdullah (June 21, 2008)  Everyone knows that the perfect retirement gift to give to oneself is a formidable retirement plan. Nowadays, the American market is struggling with the housing bubble and is only able to get meager gains; this means that stocks are being valued less than one wants it to be. One may look towards high-risk investments like oil-well partnerships, direct investments and foreign currency .. (Retirement)

Gender Schism Elderly Women Retirement

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 Kenneth Ray Fisher (June 20, 2008)  Introduction The future of Asian women's retirement in America is increasingly becoming financially challenged and proposed policies relating to Social Security Insurance Privatization seem less promising. Life work experiences for African American and other minority women usually are shorter than work experiences of mainstream workers. (citation). Therefore, the gender gap between men .. (Retirement)

Are You Having Problems Coming to Terms With Retiring?

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 Ed Dreyfus (June 19, 2008)  Follow These Helpful Tips For Bringing Balance To Your Life. . . . . While Coping With Life Transitions Such As Retirement When it comes time to retire, it should be one of the happiest and most exciting moments of your life. After all, you will never have to set an alarm clock again - and you no longer have to take your boss's orders - you can finally life freely and to its fullest! .. (Retirement)

Buying a Retirement Property in Spain

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 Peter Mark Anthony (June 18, 2008)  Some new Spanish developments are now being built for the over 55 in mind catering for only retired people looking for types of property which has the facilities to suit the an older generation. These can include warden assisted, 24-hour security, communal lounge areas and low built property with easy access. These are becoming more attractive and offer facilities geared towards this .. (Retirement)

Retirement Hobbies Can Lead to Extra Income

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 Kerry Finch (June 17, 2008)  Even if you have organized your retirement to include travel, hikes, golf, bowls, book clubs and grandchildren, after the initial flush of free time fades, you might find that there are periods when you need a little more mental stimulation. While indulging in your hobbies, with probably a lot more gusto that you previously had time for, you might consider the possibility of actually .. (Retirement)

Writing For Profit in Your Retirement

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 Kerry Finch (June 17, 2008)  Most of us soon to be, or recently retired people have a great advantage over the younger adults of today. We learned how to read and write in a very formal way. Even if we've forgotten the details, we know what a verb is, how an adjective is used, and about the “i" before “e" except after “c" rule. And we learned the hard way that it doesn't always apply. . . . . .. (Retirement)

Top Retirement Destinations and Advice

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 Anna D. Banks (June 17, 2008)  Since retirement means different things to different people, and everybody has differing ideas and priorities about how they want to live during this stage of their life, there is no single ideal retirement destination that will suit everyone. However, there are a few common factors that most retirees look for in a location they would consider relocating to, such as plentiful and varied . (Retirement)

How to Make Your Retirement Income Grow Without Having to Sacrifice

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 Sam Phillips (June 17, 2008)  People consider worrying about their retirement income as something they will deal with when they are closer to that age. Perhaps in years it does seem like a big stretch of time. However, when you consider the big picture of how long it takes most working individuals to save enough to feel comfortable in retirement, it's actually short years. Ironically, after these 45 years of work, .. (Retirement)

How You Can Take Advantage of the Many Careers For Retirees Available to Have Your Dream Retirement

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 Sam Phillips (June 17, 2008)  Todays retirement generation are not following the traditions of their fore fathers. Rather, many are seeking careers for retirees that will bring in extra money to help meet the rising cost of living expenses, and allow them to live their retirement as they have always dreamed. Our technology has leveled the field and removed age barriers. No longer are those of retirement age expected . (Retirement)

How to Know When Its Time to Retire From Your Current Career

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 Lin Schreiber (June 17, 2008)  When you talk about retiring, do you say you plan to retire in five years? Have you been saying you plan to retire in five years for five (or more) years? You're not alone. Many of my friends and the people I meet as I travel around the country are all “retiring in five years" - and they have been for years. I'm not sure why five years seems to be the magic years-from-retirement .. (Retirement)

Retirement Planning Dont Let the Cash Flow Stop Even After Retirement

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 Anna D. Banks (June 16, 2008)  Except for the wealthy, the basic goal for almost all retirement planning is to ensure that your assets last, and your cash flow remains steady, for as long as you live. At the end of a regularly earned salary, balancing your retirement income against your total household expenses must be the focus of all further financial planning. Due to an increasing life expectancy, keeping the cash . (Retirement)

Starting Retirement Late

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 Robert Grazian (June 16, 2008)  When you are twenty five, and begin to earn big money, old age can seem light years away. Unfortunately, time and age will always catch up with you. When you are twenty five, retirement might seem worlds away, and starting a retirement plan can seem a ridiculous waste of money, when there are so many other things that need money, when you are getting your life in order and settled - or .. (Retirement)

Will a Pension Be Enough?

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 Mark Styranka (June 03, 2008)  While doing some reading today I came across the following comment posted by the Canadian Press on May 7, 2008: "The typical pension plans being offered to Canadians ‘will not contribute meaningfully to an adequate retirement income', an organization of pension professionals warned Wednesday. The Association of Canadian Pension Management said it does not necessarily favour .. (Retirement)

Retiring To Somewhere In The Sun? If So Where Is A Good Place To Go?

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 Harwood E Woodpecker (May 08, 2008)  As we get older and we get closer to the end of our working days many of us start to think about what we will do with our time when we finally finish working. Many people will look to spending more time with their family, friends and loved ones where as some may look to use the time to enjoy a favourite pastime or hobby. One thing that we will all have in common is hoping that we will .. (Retirement)

Affordable Retirement in Guanaja Honduras!

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 Denise Clarke (April 28, 2008)  Guanaja (pronounced gwa-na-ha); doesn't the name just sound magical? Could it be that this will be your island in the sun for your retirement years? Located in Central America, about forty miles north of the mainland of Honduras in the pristine waters of the Caribbean Sea, it has a lot to offer in the way of retirement benefits. First of all, Guanaja is warm all year around. The .. (Retirement)

Impending Retirement - An Emotional Journey From Excitement to Reality to Anxiety to Fulfillment!

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 Gail M. Davis (April 23, 2008)  Congratulations on your impending retirement! Did you ever think this moment would actually arrive? If you're like me, you look back on the last thirty years and wonder how they rushed by at warp speed. I spent the last six years of my teaching career counting down the months and then couldn't believe that the big day had come! I have friends who are already retired and who made it look . (Retirement)

Life's Longest and Most Expensive Journey

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 Shelby Smith (April 11, 2008)  You've reviewed your trip plans and recounted the money you'll have to pay for your most expensive journey ever: retirement. You think you have enough money, but there could be trouble along the way. You'd feel better if you had a guaranteed lifetime income for you and your spouse. After all, your dad got a guaranteed pension for life from Mega Industries when he retired in 1972. Is .. (Retirement)

Florida Retirement in the Sunny Warm South

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 David Nettles (March 21, 2008)  A lot of people have this dream of retiring to Florida. It is possible that it may just be a lot easier than you think to make that dream come true. For some no state income tax may be the break they need to make the plunge. For others it could be the fact that Florida has doubled the homestead exemption and lowered the property taxes for a lot of people. A new law just passed is a .. (Retirement)

Comparing Lifetime Income Options

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 Shelby Smith (February 28, 2008)  Longevity risk is the greatest fear of most retirees. You can now buy insurance to protect you from longevity risk: the risk of outliving you money. Just like you insure your home, car, health, etc. from the expenses of loss, insurance companies now offer annuities to protect you in retirement. What's more, it is the best kind of insurance because even if you lose (die early) your .. (Retirement)

Advantages of Self Directed IRAs

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 Markus Skupeika (February 22, 2008)  Do you think that company-sponsored (defined-benefit) pension plans are good enough to match your present lifestyle even after your retirement? Or do you think that if you add income from social security will help you a lot? Things have dramatically changed in the last decade since IRA (Individual retirement accounts) was introduced in 1974. Wise people are now investing on IRAs as a .. (Retirement)

How Early Can Your Early Retirement Be?

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 Don Seibert (February 22, 2008)  Think about how you have been conditioned to regard the subject of “retirement". All of our lives, we have been taught to expect to save, save, save for some future thing called “retirement" without really having a solid understanding of what that means. (The truth is that “retirement" has an entirely different meaning from individual to individual. ) The story goes on . (Retirement)

An Uncertain Economy & Your Retirement Money

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 Shelby Smith (February 18, 2008)  Many of you are in the red zone right before retirement, or you've already retired. No doubt your number one fear is running out of money in retirement. You're part of a very large and growing demographic force: 35 million over age 65, 50 million drawing Social Security and 78 million baby boomers now turning 62. This means the future demand for everything used by the “retirement .. (Retirement)

Time To Think About Early Retirement Planning

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 Crizza Reyes (February 17, 2008)  Many of us are still living in the past when it comes to planning for retirement. Sure, we know that unlike previous generations we can't rely on generous Social Security benefits or fat corporate pensions. And we know that we can't count on double-digit market returns to make up the difference. We are more concerned about creating wealth rather than ways to preserve it. Before, while .. (Retirement)

Your 401k Account - An Annual Checkup

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 Dee Marie (February 15, 2008)  You probably perform a lot of tasks annually. Some of these tasks protect you, your family, or even your assets. These chores include visiting your doctor for an annual physical or cleaning the gutters on your house. Well, next time you're making your list of “must-do's" be certain to include a checkup for your 401(k) plan on your list. Your annual examination of your 401(k) plan . (Retirement)

Simple Tips to an Early Military Retirement

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 Vince Shorb (February 15, 2008)  It is vital for member of the armed forces today to achieve financial security at a young age. You're able to experience and afford the things you want now while you set yourself up for an early retirement. If your under thirty year old retirement may seem like a long way off; however this is a critical time to start your financial plan in order to retire young. And the sooner young .. (Retirement)

Dangers of Retirement

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 Wayne Miller (February 11, 2008)  But sometimes even adults can be guilty of letting dreams and images of a golden time ahead get the best of us. We often develop a mythology of how retirement will be when we get there and when that retired life actually starts, there are some real, down to earth adjustments that need to be made. So if you can know some of the hidden dangers of retirement in advance, it is so much .. (Retirement)

Cutting Back For Retirement Years

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 Wayne Miller (February 11, 2008)  Probably to your kids, the house you raised them in will forever to your home and the idea of anyone else living in it is heresy of the worst kind. But as you begin to move toward retirement age, you may see the value in selling that home and getting into something smaller, cozier and with less overhead. Retirement doesn't always mean moving into a nursing home or retirement center. .. (Retirement)

A Womans Retirement

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 Wayne Miller (February 11, 2008)  Saving up for retirement is something that is at least as important if not more important for women as it is for men preparing for the same time of their lives. And since women typically earn somewhat less than men during their careers, sitting down and thinking through the formula of how much to set aside for retirement should be a carefully considered act and one that is repeated .. (Retirement)

How to Get a Solid Grip on Your Retirement Money Wise

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 Wayne Miller (February 11, 2008)  This is something you don't want to screw up. Is it possible to screw up retirement planning? Of course it is. If you speak to senior citizens who did not start planning in advance and got to their senior years with nothing to fall back on and no funds to use so they can step out of the working world and enjoy a more leisurely retirement lifestyle, that is an example of people who .. (Retirement)

Planning Your Own Retirement

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 Wayne Miller (February 11, 2008)  But most of us start thinking about retirement in our adult years and usually in association with some big life event such as getting married or having a baby. So we have one word of advice if you have been thinking about beginning a retirement plan. That advice is stop thinking about it and take action. If you make the subject a focus for you and your spouse to look at, you both will .. (Retirement)

How Much Money is Enough

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 Wayne Miller (February 11, 2008)  But there is a way to take it to the next level and that is to actually start putting some flesh and bones on your vision of your retirement and get a feel not only for the fact that you will retire but how you expect to live in retirement. Very often, we have idealistic visions of retirement life based on media images or the fantasy life of living in luxury and having little to do but .. (Retirement)

Do You Need a Professional Retirement Guru

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 Wayne Miller (February 11, 2008)  Of course that is not the purpose of the question. If you have taken the step of participating in your employer's retirement program or 401K, then you are definitely showing plenty of personal reasonability for your retirement planning. But when you think about it, what happens to your 401K funds once they are given to your employer? Most of us don't know. We know that we get statements . (Retirement)

Can You Retire When You Get Ready To

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 Wayne Miller (February 11, 2008)  When you and your brothers and sisters grew up and moved out of the house, it was natural that you would become absorbed in your new lives of raising families of your own and getting your careers established. You may know that there is coming a time when you will take on the responsibility to help your parents make that transition to retirement. Sadly, as much as you would suspect that . (Retirement)

Avoiding Retirement

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 Wayne Miller (February 11, 2008)  There is a term from the world of scuba diving that refers to a medical problem that happens when a diver returns to the surface to fast and the shift from high pressure to lower pressure of the world above the water is too fast. It's called “the bends" and it's a serious medical moment. Well, we don't want to get “the bends" when we leave the high pressure world of work and . (Retirement)

Retirement Wealth - 5 Proven Strategies To Achieve Your Dream Retirement Lifestyle

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 Steve Sands (January 29, 2008)  In this article I'll explain 5 proven strategies for achieving your dream retirement lifestyle and why these are better than those “overnight wealth" systems so popular today. Unless, you have been living in a cave with no phone, newspaper, TV, email, radio, Internet connection and neighbors you have been literally inundated with information about the decline of the U. S. Social .. (Retirement)

Retirement Communities For the Older Years

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 Carol Fena (January 24, 2008)  If you plan to move to a retirement community in Florida or another state for the warm climate when you are in your fifties or sixties . . you may be back in the Northeast or Midwest, closer to family, in about ten years . . things change when we age . . Right now, the early baby boomers are moving to retirement communities in warm areas while they are active. Eventually, statistics .. (Retirement)

Think Outside the Box for Retirement

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 Don Seibert (January 04, 2008)  We have been conditioned by our culture to think of retirement as that time, at the end or our lives, when we no longer have to work everyday and can go off to relax and to ‘enjoy’ life. That viewpoint of retirement has been placed into our minds by our parents as they taught us a work ethic, by our employers as they promised us a wonderful pot of gold at the end of the .. (Retirement)




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