On Retirement

May 2012


5 Ways to Keep Fit After Retirement

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Being physically active is one of the best ways to stay healthy. Unfortunately, we are so busy with work and everyday life that it is difficult to find the time to be active until retirement. Many Americans working in sedentary jobs have few chances to become more active. Retirees certainly have a ...

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3 Ways to Retire Early

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By the time I was in my early 50s, the company where I'd spent most of my career was faltering on several fronts. The situation created a poisonous work atmosphere. The company was simply not a pleasant place to spend the day, and hadn't been for several years.

I was sick and tired of my job, and ...

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Sometimes Retirement Means Saying Goodbye

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Yesterday my step son had to put down his four-legged companion of the past fifteen years. The dog had lived well beyond her expected lifetime, but that did not make it any easier. He and his sister spent the afternoon with Princess spoiling her with peanut butter and cinnamon rolls, laying with ...

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What You Can Learn from Facebook’s IPO

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I fielded many inquiries about the Facebook IPO from clients and readers of my books last week. They all had the same question: Should I buy the stock? I gave them all the same answer: No.

I had no idea the stock would barely move off its offering price. According to Yahoo Finance, it closed at ...

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How to Retire with $1 Million

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One weekend a few years ago my brother-in-law was visiting. We sat on our back deck, sipping iced tea and talking about early retirement. He was 60 at the time, and looking forward to retiring from his engineering company at age 62.

“Yeah, we’ve made our number,” said his wife.

“Your number?” I ...

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Volunteer Options in Retirement

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Many retirees are interested in donating their time to help out a worthwhile cause. With time available to focus on things they are interested in, volunteering is a natural fit for many retirees. Ideally, some of the skills learned while active members of the working world can be transferable to ...

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The Venture Capital Myth

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Many investors believe they are deprived of high returns generated by venture capital funds. They read about the success of Groupon, LinkedIn, Facebook, and others with envy because most individual investors don’t have access to these funds. Historically, the biggest investors in these funds have ...

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Why the Wealthy Are Healthy

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Several years ago Carnegie Mellon psychologist Sheldon Cohen performed an experiment to try to predict people's susceptibility to disease. First, he asked his subjects one question about their childhood. Then he squirted a cold virus into their noses and waited a few days to see who got sick, and ...

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6 Reasons to Make E-Books Part of Your Retirement

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As an avid reader, there is nothing I like more than the arrival of a new book. Whether it is the latest edition from a favorite author or an experiment with someone new, I can hardly wait to shuffle through the paper pages that contain guaranteed entertainment and breathe in that new-book smell I ...

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