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Planning for retirement
- 7 signs it’s time to retire
- 10 Questions to ask your spouse before you retire
- 10 Questions that will help you decide what to do during retirement
- Are you a system thinker?
- How and why to make a written retirement plan
- The 15-minute retirement readiness review
- Five questions before you quit
- Retirement pre-mortem
- How strong is your why?
- Do I really want this or do I just think I want it?
- Retirement is a path, not a door
- How do you define retirement?
- Be ready for all phases of retirement.
- Be specific with retirement plans.
- When do you plan on retiring?
- Should you move when you retire?
Make the most of retirement
- 15 Practical ways to live a purposeful life
- 3 Simple rules for a remarkable retirement
- Maximizing retirement: Assets vs. Experiences
- Maximizing retirement: Maintenance vs. Milestones
- Maximizing retirement: Time vs. Tasks
- 8 habits of successful retirees
- The problem with delayed gratification
- 7 Decisions you will never regret
- 5 Things that matter more than money in retirement
- 5 Behaviors that will ruin your retirement
- Curate your life
- Retirement: What Seuss might say
- What makes a good life?
- The funny thing about time
- The fierce urgency of now
- Systems and habits
- Methods vs. Principles
- Don’t throw good life after bad
- The more of less
- Routine is the enemy of time
- 4 Unexpected emotions in retirement
- 40 Lessons from my first 40 years
- The cure for “Where did the time go?”
Finances and Investments
- How and why to retire debt free
- How to create a predictable paycheck in retirement
- Here is how much you should have saved for retirement by now
- Your biggest retirement expense (and how to get rid of it)
- How to turn your savings into an income stream
- How spending changes throughout retirement
- A simple trick to make your money last (The secret: Dynamic spending rules)
- How to minimize taxes during retirement
- Let your paycheck be your portfolio
- The arithmetic of loss
- The most important thing to know about your retirement budget
- Essential financial tips for empty nesters
- My brain made me do it: How to avoid bad investment decisions
- 9 tips for taking great travel photos
- The power of deciding
- Don’t wait
- Say yes to adventure
- The declining cost of distance
- Travel roulette
- My number one takeaway from travel roulette
- Why do so many people unretire?
- Walking the Camino de Santiago
- Climbing Mount St. Helens
- Lunch at the Eiffel Tower
- The secret to doing big things
- What is your shot clock?
- Why you need a vacation
- London calling: Should you retire overseas?
- Traveling? Should you buy travel insurance?
- The surprising truth about how retirees spend their day
- The case for mini-retirements
- Mini-retirements and work: A “How To” guide
- One month ago I left for a mini-retirement. Here’s what happened.
- How to accidentally disinherit your kids
- Estate Planning: A short primer
- 10 essential documents for retirement
- Caring for aging parents: A checklist
Medicare and Social Security
- Answers to the top 10 Social Security questions
- Social Security: When can I file?
- Can you count on Social Security and Medicare?
- Medicare: A short primer
- So I moved into an assisted living facility. Here’s how it went.
- Should you buy long-term care insurance?
- Caring for your aging parents: A checklist
Living in retirement
Preparing for the unexpected
- Seven ways to disaster proof-your life.
- A life changing lesson on loss
- Thoughts on losing a loved one
- Memento Mori
- How to protect yourself from identity theft
- Don’t let the death of a spouse derail retirement
- If something happens to you