Don’t let your retirement assets wash away

It seems like every week there is a news story about massive flooding happening somewhere in the world. It is heartbreaking to see the devastation as people’s lives and homes are destroyed in a matter of minutes without warning. I saw one particularly sad story where a retired couple lost everything they had worked for… Continue reading Don’t let your retirement assets wash away

How social media improves your brain health

I finally did it. After a decade of not really seeing the value in social media other than LinkedIn for personal use, I decided to join Facebook. I know, I’m rather late to the party and many of the ‘cool kids’ have moved on to other platforms, but I’m just one of many baby boomers who… Continue reading How social media improves your brain health

Figuring out what’s next 

Are you hesitant to retire because you don’t know who you’ll be without a job or what you will do with all your free time? According to Richard P. Johnson, PhD, a renowned author in the field of gerontology and creator of the Retirement Success Profile™ and the Life Options Profile™, a significant number of recent retirees flounder… Continue reading Figuring out what’s next 

Retiresition

When I worked in communications, it used to drive me crazy when people made up words. Especially when they changed nouns into verbs, like: I googled that information. We strategized a solution. She friended me. He actioned that last week . . . You get the idea. Sometimes a new word could provide clarity, but often… Continue reading Retiresition

It’s time to do some myth busting

Did you know that most of us spend more time planning for a two-week vacation than we do for retirement – a phase of life that could last 30+ years? If you’ve been putting off planning for your retirement, you’re in good company. A HSBC study released last week says nearly half of Canadians do… Continue reading It’s time to do some myth busting

What if we thought of aging as living?

I think when I retired I must have been put on some list for people 55+ as I’m constantly bombarded with email ads related to agelessness. All of them want to sell me ‘ageless’ or ‘anti-aging’ products or services (fill in the blank: beauty, health, brain, skin, etc.) that promise the illusion of youth. As… Continue reading What if we thought of aging as living?

7 questions to ask before you retire

If you’re working with a financial planner or pension advisor, chances are you’ve seen some nifty-looking equations that include things like your age, assets, savings, years of service, pension contributions, all sources of post-retirement revenue, etc. When all of these are factored, they result in a magic number of when you can financially retire. While… Continue reading 7 questions to ask before you retire