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The Truth About Your Social Security Retirement Benefits Part 1

Social Security Retirement Benefits are critical to retirement income planning, in fact, when to elect Social Security may be the most important decision of your retirement. This one decision can impact your retirement by tens of thousands of dollars! Social Security is always a hot button topic during the political campaigns, and for good reason. […]

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Life of Leisure May Be A Challenge for Boomer Retirement

Have you wiled away the hours fantasizing about your boomer retirement and the life of leisure that will follow? While many retirement age boomers realize a life of leisure may not be all that it’s cracked up to be, most people want to enjoy their new freedom from full time work. In many ways, baby […]

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Keys to a Happy Life Includes Personal Well Being

As reported previously, the small country of Bhutan instituted the concept of Gross National Happiness in 1972. Just as the Gross National Product is used to define success of a country and set policy, so does the GNH in Bhutan. The concept of Gross National Happiness is gaining grassroots traction throughout the world as the […]

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How Does Happiness in Bhutan Affect You?

Back in 1972, the king of Bhutan, the small nation nestled in the Himalayas proclaimed that measuring the Gross National Happiness was more important than the Gross National Product in determining keys to a happy life. That was remarkable thinking for the leader of a developing country. His concern for the personal well being of […]

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Senior Adults Returning to College

As the economy continues to be a challenge, the life expectancy surges, senior adults returning to college is one of the fastest growing trends in education. Baby boomers are hitting the books in increasing numbers. Whether they want to update skills, nurture a new passion or learn for the sake of learning, people of retirement […]

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Is Not Retiring a Viable Retirement Strategy?

The current economic climate has forced many people to face the fact they are not prepared for retirement. In a recent Harris poll sponsored by Transamerica, 39% of respondents said they planned to work until they were 70 or planned to not retire at all. Lack of finances was the number one reason people stated […]

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Consider a Trial Run at Retirement

If you were lucky, you worked part time jobs while you were still in school. Not only did you earn money but you learned about the working world. You probably learned about jobs you didn’t want, types of organizations you wanted to work for, as well as the type of people you wanted to associate. […]

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Aging and Retirement Change in America

Recently, I became interested in genealogy. The research on my father’s side of the family produced interesting information about aging and retirement change over the last century. My great grandfather was born in 1825. He immigrated to the United States from Germany around 1850. We were able to locate the census for 1880, which listed […]

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Manifest Your Desires By Taking Action

Have you selected your specific desire, done your mental work and affirming, let go of the concern that it’ll manifest, but it still hasn’t shown up? If you want to manifest your desires, it may be time for you to do some groundwork. What physical action have you taken in the direction of your desire? […]

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Living the Dream without Breaking the Bank

(What Stops People From Living Their Dream?) Ed note: John Robinson is one of 6 ‘Retirement Experts’ who are interviewed for the series “Living the Dream Without Breaking the Bank”. Listen to an excerpt of John and the other interviews: The new aging has given us 15-20 more years of life. What shall we do […]

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