Time to Review your Retirement Plan?

I don’t know about you, but I have hit 2021 in introspection mode.  After the roller coaster last year, I have felt a strong need to review where I am headed with my retirement.  Maybe it is the 7-year–itch (I have now been “retired” 7 years!), but I have felt...

Retirement is a Man-made Concept

Retirement doesn’t just happen.  Retirement is a man-made phase of life and it is nothing until you put things into it.  That concept stopped me in my tracks when I was reading an article in the Wall Street Journal with contributions from my colleagues in the US.  In...

A new Direction for Retirement 2021

Happy New Year everyone,  I am back after a good rest.  I trust that you have also taken some time to replenish your energy reserves.  2020 left most of us feeling depleted, whether we are fully retired or working.  2021 has been ushered in with more of the same,...

Still time to achieve your goals for 2020

  As 2020 draws to a close, we look back and see it has been a difficult year for almost everyone.  There has been much turbulence and change, some good, some terrifying.  Tough economic times have seen many people laid off work and for some, it has meant...

The Paradox of Choice applied to Retirement

This week I am going to break with form and send you a TED talk to mull over.  Yes, I am copping out because I have a lot on my plate with my building site winding up to conclusion, but when I watched this clip yesterday it got me thinking.  In our parents’ day there...

Living in a VUCA world

Moving to a new community in retirement and building the dream home for my third act is a pretty stressful experience on the scale of stressors.  I have mentioned previously how hard it is to integrate into a community of strangers from behind a mask, and I keep...