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Categories of Life Reinvention

Retirement and the Single Woman

May 1st, 2006

Are there unique factors to consider if you\’re a single, female retiree? The answer is yes. Even if you\’re part of a couple now, remember that divorce, death, or the break-up with a significant other can change your status. Since women live an average of seven years longer than men, your chances of being single at some point are considerable. So, let\’s take a look at some areas you may want to think about if you\’re single now, or may be single in the future: Psychology. On the plus side, if you\’re single you only have yourself to consider when making many life... Read More

Retirement and Universal Design

April 6th, 2006

When you retire from your primary career, will you relocate? More than 50 percent of homeowners between the ages of 45 to 64 plan to pack up and move entirely, purchase a second home, or buy an investment property, according to the National Association of Home Builders. With almost 77 million Boomers marching toward retirement, there will be lots of moving vans rumbling down the streets! But, whether you stay put, buy new, purchase a resale, rent, or remodel, you should know about a concept called “universal design.” According to the Center for Universal Design, the intent is “the design of... Read More

The New Retirement – Trying a Place for “Fit”

March 6th, 2006

What if you\’ve decided you\’re among the 50 percent of Boomers who say they are planning to relocate after they retire, and, after doing some investigating, you\’ve narrowed your list of locations to several possibilities. Of course, there really is no perfect place, but there are likely many locations that will mesh with your priorities. Remember, too, that moving doesn\’t have to be a permanent decision – you may decide you want to live in a place for several years, and then relocate again. Now, assuming you\’ve done your homework and narrowed your list to several... Read More

What is the New Retirement?

February 1st, 2006

Retirement (n): removal or withdrawal from service, office, or business; withdrawal into privacy or seclusion. WRONG! With apologies to Webster\’s Dictionary, this is no longer your father\’s (or mother\’s) retirement. Today\’s retirees, and those approaching retirement, differ from their parents in a number of important ways. Baby boomers (those born between 1946 and 1964) are living longer, perhaps spending 30 or more years in retirement. As a group, they are healthier, more active physically and mentally, more affluent, more educated, and more likely to relocate after... Read More