Rather than settling down in traditional assisted living facilities, some are turning to shared homes and cohousing communities. Read the insightful article by Teresa Mears in U.S.News Money.
Americans can expect to live into their 80s which gives you decades to find your true life purpose! In fact, discovering your purpose—your driving force—is a proven way of remaining vibrant and driven. Kristen Sturt’s article 7 Steps To Finding Your True Purpose in the Huffington Post can be your yellow brick road to the Oz of late life fulfillment!
It’s a question that seniors ask themselves and now there’s great advice from Jane Bryant Quinn in the AARP magazine. Read When to Pay Off Your Mortgage
Chris Farrell, author of “Unretirement: How Baby Boomers Are Changing the Way We Think About Work, Community and the Good Life,” laughs at the idea that, for generations, the dream retirement was one spent in warmer climates, on the beach and often walking distance from a golf course. In this great article by Jonnelle Mart for The Washington Post entitled, Why baby boomers are poised to revive the economy, Farrell points out that “As people are living longer and in better health, they’re working longer, too. And opportunities for the 55 and up group are going way beyond the stereotypical part-time gig at the local supermarket.”
Tom Sightings has written an insightful article for On Retirement entitled 7 Baby Boomer Housing Trends To Watch that provides a look into what this generation is thinking about when it comes to where they want to live their retirement years. There’s not the go west to the sunbelt exodus that has occupied popular notions. Nice job, Tom!
Maryalene LaPonsie lets baby boomers in on the secrets to happy retirement in U.S.News Money. Read the article. It will get you thinking and it’s a great checklist for putting everything about retirement in balance.
Laurence Kotlikoff did a great job for Fortune topping his own information and coming up with the 44 Social Security Secrets All Baby Boomers and Millions of Current Recipients Need to Know-Revised! Kotlikoff takes a Sherlock Holmes approach to revealing things that no mortal could sanely uncover in the voluminous rules contained in the Social Security Handbook and which can make a major difference in retirement benefits.
Check out Mark Feffer’s article, Great Ideas for Encore Careers. “To an increasing number of people, the idea of retiring at 65 is a non-starter. More and more boomers are looking at life after 50 as a time to explore new opportunities — to embark on second careers that are as much about doing good as they are about making a living.”
Ann Brenoff does a great job of succinctly outlining the “7 Things You Must Do To Successfully Prepare For Retirement.” As she notes in her article “With 10,000 boomers turning 65 each day, many eyes are watching the sand in their job hourglasses drain. But before they accept their gold watch — does anyone even get gold watches anymore? — here are seven important things everyone should do in the months before they retire.” This is a MUST READ for all of us baby boomers!
“How to Reinvent Yourself After 50” is a short but powerful post by Reinventing You author Dorie Clark in which she makes some powerful points for baby boomers looking to remain in the workforce. I heartily recommend this quick read as well as her book, Reinventing You. Whether you want to advance faster at your present company, change jobs, or make the jump to a new field entirely, the goal is clear: to build a career that thrives on your unique passions and talents.