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Your complete retirement planning resource. If you are truly serious about being in control of your own successful retirement

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Retiring to Malaysia – 16 Great Reasons to Go

Are You Interested in Retiring to Malaysia? From Safety and Health to Natural Beauty and Shopping it has Something for Every Retiree

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Senior Retirement Living – A New Beginning

Senior Retirement Living – A Lifestyle Change Which Can Be Made For Many Reasons

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Planning is Guessing

Busting your ass planning something important? Feel like you can’t proceed until you have a bulletproof plan in place? Replace “plan” with “guess” and take it easy. That’s all plans really are anyway: guesses.

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Best anti-ageing exercise is high intensity interval training

[I agree -but it's tough!!]HIIT it! We’re often told that exercise is the best medicine, and it now seems that regular high intensity interval training (HIIT), in particular, is great for reversing the declining ability of our cells to generate energy.

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Retirement and Tax Planning - Both Challenging and Testing Tasks

Retirement and Tax Planning - finding legal loop holes in the mine-fields of legislation

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56 Challenges To Kick-Start Life After Fifty

Some people wait their whole life to start living… don’t be one of them.

If you’re past the big 50 feeling jaded and lifeless. Concerned about the world. Concerned about your world. Your finances, relationships, health or work…

Reading this list should spark at least one change. Kick-start your life with a new challenge and then the reward.

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Retirement Planning for Women – more uncertain and unpredictable

Retirement Planning for Women – lower earnings and a longer life span combine to make this planning a real challenge

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Retirement Planning Checklist - Start Yours Plan

Retirement Planning Checklist - the Baby Boomer countdown has begun. There are many issues to consider and even by ignoring them they won't go away.

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Thinking Beyond Money in Retirement

Many retirees are well prepared financially to stop earning a living. But how do you find meaning, identity and purpose in the remaining years of your life?Merely having enough money to "retire" is hardly justification for sitting around adding no value.

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Is it better to buy or rent in retirement?

"If a retiree does not plan to pass the home on to heirs, it's nearly always cheaper to rent." Renting has been cheaper for me for a number of years both in South Africa and here in the Philippines.

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I’m an energetic baby boomer. Why do so many people of my age seem old?

I'm 67 and feel exactly the same way!! You are what you think you are.

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Investing for Retirement - Are Your Efforts Being Destroyed By Costs?

Investing for retirement may be a futile mission as research has shown that advisors, product providers and asset managers are the ones who are getting the cake share while you get the crumbs

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Forget Downsizing In Retirement

"Maybe a bigger house is better in retirement. When Marian Watkins, who is single, retired from the Air Force in 1998, she moved into a townhome community in Lansdale, Pa., went back to school for a doctorate in educational leadership and became a teacher. Then when she retired from her second career in 2013, she moved to a more spacious single family house in Griffin, Georgia in the Sun City Peachtree development. Now she’s planning on moving within the Del Webb community to an even bigger house, with three bedrooms on the ground floor and an upstairs loft".This story is about a unique exception. As for most people this would be a very unlikely and illogical choice.

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Workout plan: 2016 fitness trends

FOR MANY people, the new year is a time for resolutions, particularly resolutions to lose weight and get fit. This means a lot more people will be looking for workouts to get in shape, with gyms, bootcamps and personal trainers fighting for their attention.There's really nothing new. Wearables and smart phone apps are a growing market and offer something for everyone. It makes it fun and easy to compete against yourself.

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Baby boomers are what’s wrong with America’s economy

They chewed up resources, ran up the debt and escaped responsibility.

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Baby boomer nostalgia is already oppressive. It’s about to get so much worse.

The 'Me Generation' already glorifies its past, and we're about to hit the 50th anniversaries of the events of the late 1960s

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How Smart Retirement Investors Profited from the August Market Plunge

Roth IRA conversions spiked in the third quarter, which was great timing.

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Retirement Backlog Falls to 2015 Low in October

The backlog of federal retirement claims fell in October to its lowest point this year, according to statistics released by the Office of Personnel Management on Thursday.

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State retirement board out of teachers’ lawsuit

After seven years of litigation, the Consolidated Public Retirement Board has settled its part of a class-action lawsuit by public school employees who contend they were misled into investing in a low-earning retirement savings plan in the 1990s.

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SLC 2015: 5 Steps to Overcoming the Baby Boomer Brain Drain

The working population in the U.S. is due for a major shift.

Looking around plants and offices in the country, evidence of this shift should be painfully obvious.

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Investing In Real Estate For Retirement Income

Is real estate a good way to generate strong returns for retirement? Absolutely. Having a reasonably steady, and a mostly predictable, income stream is the Holy Grail for retirees. This is why investors love real estate.

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The Best Cities for Job Hunting Baby Boomers

What a drag it is getting old when you are job hunting. It is plain fact: a pervasive bias leads many companies - not all - to shun the 50+, Baby Boomer crowd when it comes to hiring.

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U.S. Offers Account to Encourage Retirement Saving

After an extended test period, the federal government is widely promoting its new savings plan called myRA, which is aimed at people who do not have a retirement plan at work.

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Trading places with your baby boomer parents

Back in the day, the family calendar was a place to mark the events of my childhood, like math tutorials, back-to-school eye exams, soccer matches, drop-offs/pickups from the library.

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Don't let health-care expenses derail your retirement

You may think you are financially prepared for retirement, but have you considered your health-care costs?

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Comparing Boomer and Next-Gen Library Leaders: More Common Ground Than Expected | Leading From the Library

Millennials and Gen-X librarians are moving into leadership positions. In what ways are they different from their Baby Boomer predecessors? OCLC did some research and the results are insightful.

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Retirement Plan Tax Strategies For Traders

Retirement plans for professional traders can be used several ways. You can trade in the retirement plan, build it up with annual tax-deductible contributions, borrow money from it to start a trading business and convert it to a Roth IRA for permanent tax-free build-up.

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Baby Boomers Let's Fight Back!

We've now had the opportunity to view debates from both major parties. Not to worry, with the election almost a year away there will be countless more. Did anything change for you?

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Baby boomers forced out of retirement

It’s supposed to be a time in your life where you finally reap the benefits of your years of hard work, but many baby boomers are finding retirement is not what they expected it to be.

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