Will you carry debt into retirement?

For the past few decades, the number one fear people have had about retirement is that they will outlive their money. (Prior to that, we didn’t live long enough after retirement to worry about it.)  The common concern has been whether what we have put aside will last our lifetime. I remember my father spending… Continue reading Will you carry debt into retirement?

How to find the right balance living 24/7 with your partner

Thirty-seven years ago this month, I married the boss. Well, technically he wasn’t my boss at the time, but he was when we met and started dating. In those early years, working together wasn’t an issue. We were young, in the bloom of love and happy to share all of our time together. Eventually, we… Continue reading How to find the right balance living 24/7 with your partner

What a Retirement Coach can do for you

To celebrate International Coaching Week, this post is about how the experience of retirement coaching is helping people manage this major life transition with confidence and ease. When I talk with people who aren’t familiar with coaching, let alone retirement coaching, I’m often asked why someone would have to be coached on ‘how to retire’. The… Continue reading What a Retirement Coach can do for you

Are you planning to work after retirement?

Work after retirement? Seems like an oxymoron, doesn’t it? But the fact is, over half of baby boomers continue to work once they retire and 72 per cent of pre-retirees aged 50+ say they want or expect to continue working past the traditional retirement age. Further, 55 per cent of boomers say they want to… Continue reading Are you planning to work after retirement?

What to ask a financial advisor

Last post, I talked about what you can do to figure out that universal retirement question: “How much is enough?” And I recommended that you meet with a financial advisor at least once before you retire. I had a couple of queries about whether that was really necessary and how to find the right financial… Continue reading What to ask a financial advisor

The right questions to ask before you retire

How much is enough? In survey after survey on retirement planning, how much we actually need to retire appears to be the number one question pre-retirees have. We are fixated on the fear that we’ll outlive our savings. And that’s not surprising since the currency of our working lives is money. How much we earn,… Continue reading The right questions to ask before you retire

What are you doing with the rest of your life?

  It’s a question I often ask to see where someone is on their retirement planning path. A recent client seemed a little taken aback and wondered why she had to figure that out now. “Isn’t that what retirement is for?” The answer to that question is yes and no. Most of us are too busy with… Continue reading What are you doing with the rest of your life?