Four Great Reasons to Retire Overseas
- Written by Dave Powers
The USDTA reports that when the economy took a dive in 2008, plans for second homes and nine-to-five freedom dissolved right before unbelieving eyes. According to AARP, many people kissed their retirement plans goodbye knowing they'd have to continue in the workforce for another decade or so. But those flexible enough to let go of Retirement Plan A still got to see their retirement dreams come true -- and on schedule.
Jumping in with both feet, these folks packed their bags and did something a bit daring; they headed overseas to call a number of places – Africa, Asia, Europe, Jamaica, Guatemala – home. In 2011, approximately 6 million Americans lived outside the U.S. in 160-plus countries, according to The Association of Americans Resident Overseas. Thinking of joining them?
Enjoy Extended Benefits from Summer Gardens
- Written by J.J.
It's summer! Around us, gardens dazzle in full bloom. Are there garden flavors and sights you've enjoyed this summer? The sweet raspberries stand out for me. Would you agree that whether you tend a garden or are the recipient of its delicious gifts life is better during the growing season? Food and flowers offer gardeners ample reward but, in fact, gardens contribute a much wider range of benefits to personal well being and to our community. Though still and lovely gardens give actively to our quality of life.
Retiring from Retirement: How Seniors Can Reenter the Workplace
- Written by Lily Gregory
Whether seniors are heading back to work because of financial reasons or retirement is too much of a bore, greater amounts of older citizens are working well into their sixties and seventies. Eighty-seven percent of pre-retirees who plan to work desire to stay mentally active, according to an AARP survey. Seventy-three percent of working retirees desire to remain productive or useful. Whatever your reasons for reentering the working class, the right “recareering” strategy makes the transition into the new chapter of your life exponentially easier.
Work Options for Those Over 50
- Written by Chuck Guilford
With so many in their 50s and 60s needing the income and benefits provided by a good job and with the job market currently so tight for folks in this age range, what are some promising solutions for bridging the gap? In this New York Times Room for Debate feature five experts discuss the issue.