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Weekly articles about how to live a secure, fulfilling retirement.

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“You’re going to die in 48 hours.”  If a doctor gave you that diagnosis, would your plans change for the next two days?  Absolutely, right?  You would be racing around like a madman (or woman) saying goodbye to family and friends and tying up as many loose ends as...

The glass is half full

I received an email the other day from a friend who had just finished reading an article of mine in the newspaper.  His email said: “I awoke this morning feeling at peace with my future; thinking I had everything under control and that my family's needs were...

A little pre-weekend inspiration

I saw a great post today by Tyler Tervooren at Advanced Riskology.  I thought it was timely inspiration as you work on your plan for the New Year, so I asked him if I could share it with you (see below).  Hope you enjoy it.  Check out Tyler's website for more "get out...

Answers to the top 10 Social Security questions

If you’re like most, you know what Social Security is, but you’re a little hazy on the details.  Don’t feel bad.  There are 78 million others in the same boat.  Retirement is on the horizon, though, so it’s time to bring you up to speed.  Give me 10 minutes and I’ll...

Monthly rewind: November edition

In case you missed anything, below is a list of articles published at Intentional Retirement during the month of November.  We're heading into the home stretch of 2011.  Touch base if I there's ever anything I can do to help you out. Don't wait 11 great travel apps...

Your plan for the New Year in 3 easy steps

Well, another year is almost in the record books.  How did you do?  Did you accomplish what you’d hoped?  Did you achieve any key milestones during the last eleven months or did you find yourself a slave to daily maintenance (those things that take up a lot of time,...

A To Do List for year’s end

As 2011 draws to a close, there are several financial moves that you should consider.  Below are 10 steps that could help reduce your tax bill, solidify your investment strategy and ensure that your retirement planning is on track. Review beneficiary designations Many...

Don’t wait

In the recent media coverage surrounding the death of Steve Jobs I read a quote from Walter Isaacson (Jobs’ biographer) about how mortality motivated Jobs: “He talked a lot to me about what happened when he got sick and how it focused him.  He said he no longer wanted...

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...

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...

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