Bob over at A Satisfying Retirement wrote a great post this week about re-branding retirement. Say the word retirement and people have an image of what that is supposed to mean. But retirement is much more flexible than the standard definition allows, you get to craft this phase of your life to look like anything you want it to look like. As Bob puts it, "Being retired means only what you allow it to mean. For many this is the busiest, most exciting, most fulfilling time of their lives. To them retirement means re-fire-ment: becoming fired up by all that life has to offer."
For some people, retirement means a chance to go into business for themselves. My post today at U.S. News & World Report, "5 Reasons to Start a Business in Retirement," reveals some of the benefits you can enjoy if you join the fastest growing segment of entrepreneurs, those over 55.
Another fun post around the blogosphere to help you plan your own retirement, "Retirement Calculator Roundup: Top Tools For Boomers." It includes lots of different retirement calculators, this time, the lifespan calculator only has me living until 93--perhaps I was a little more honest about the quantity of alcohol I drink on this one. Seven less years than the test I took last week, but again, I'll die happy.
I also enjoyed reading "25 Ways to Save Money for your Retirement." I have practiced almost all of these, except #9 and #16--never in my working career did I ever have unused vacation days, and I never say no to happy hour!
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