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5 key relationships for people over 50

“Plans fail for lack of counsel, but with many advisers they succeed.”  ~Proverbs 15:22 As you approach retirement, there are five people who can make a big difference when it comes to your health, financial security, and overall quality of life.  They are: 1. Your doctor Getting old is inevitable, but aging doesn’t automatically need […]

Don’t let death of a spouse derail retirement

The odds are extremely good that my wife will outlive me.  Whatever the reason—genetics, a healthier diet, the fact that she uses our treadmill as something other than a clothes rack—there will likely come a day when she bids me adieu.  Most people know that women have a longer life expectancy than men, living about […]

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Caring for your aging parents: A checklist

Does your retirement plan include your parents?  It probably should.  Chances are good that they are counting on you to handle their affairs if they die or become incapacitated.  How confident are you that you have everything you need to handle that role effectively?  Do you know their wishes regarding life-prolonging care?  Have they given […]

Monthly rewind

I spent a lot of time traveling in October, which was good for my tan, but bad for my writing schedule.  There’s quite a bit on the editorial calendar for November though, so stay tuned.  In the meantime, below is a list of articles published at Intentional Retirement during October. Three key retirement mistakes to avoid […]

Estate Planning: A short primer

October 17-23 is officially National Estate Planning Awareness Week.  As in years past, my procrastination got the better of me and I didn’t get you a gift, so I’m sending out this handy little estate planning primer instead.  Enjoy. What is estate planning? It’s pretty simple really.  Someday we’re all going to die.  Our estate […]