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Elements of Retirement: Aging

 

For centuries, human beings have fought against the reality of life: that we are aging and will eventually die. Entire industries are devoted to extending and improving our lifespan and even our mindset regarding getting older. The area of aging and its implications are a central theme throughout the other Elements of Retirement.

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The Retiring Well Book Club: The Psychology of Money by Morgan Housel

In the spirit of friendship, personal growth, and community, we are excited to launch the Retiring Well Book Club. Each quarter, we will feature a book recommendation and a short executive summary. The book for this quarter is The Psychology of Money: Timeless lesson on wealth, greed and happiness by Morgan Housel.

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Elements of Retirement: Leisure

We take a deeper dive into the Element of Leisure. How can you use your wealth to bring greater satisfaction to this area of retirement life?

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Two Sides of Money

One of the primary comments of the Retiring Well philosophy is there are two sides to money. What are the two sides of money and how do they affect our financial decision- making?

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Widows with wealth: Managing money after losing a spouse

There are an estimated 11.2 million widowed individuals across the nation, according to the U.S. census, most of them women. Those who are affluent often initially face one of two financial challenges: having too little cash or too much. Here are the four steps you should take in the first year as a widow to manage cash well...

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Retiring Well Book Recommendation: Atomic Habits by James Clear

Most productivity books you have read probably centered around your work life. Read Atomic Habits and think about your elements of retirement and the multiple phases of retirement. What bad habits will you need to break and what good habits will you need to create?

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The Five Phases of Retirement

Between the ages of 50 and 70, most people experience a significant amount of life change. Transitions are a natural and regular occurrence in our lives. They represent a shift from what was to what is. While normal, they still contribute to a significant amount of the stress in our lives, both positive and negative. Change can create friction in our comfort, our relationships, and our identity. It can also represent great opportunity and growth.

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Start Making Plans for Travel Now . . . BUT be Flexible

The first wave of COVID-19 vaccinations has lifted many spirits and raised expectations for the new year, including the hopes of resumed leisure travel. But while it's good to have things to look forward to, your travel plans for the year will have to account for COVID-19 whether you receive a vaccine or not.

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Retiring Well: The 10 Elements of Retirement – How do you measure up?

What if you could measure your retirement life in the areas that matter most? Would it be worthwhile to provide structure to your annual and long-term life goals in retirement? There are a number of tools in the world of personal coaching that help provide a baseline of satisfaction in various areas of your life.

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Retiring Well: Connecting through Philanthropy

Two significant challenges of the Covid-19 reality are a loss of personal connections and a real burden on charitable organizations to meet the increasing needs of people around the world. We are all learning how to adapt to a more virtual world in building and investing in relationships.

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