5 not-so-hidden advantages that retirement brings

Your retirement dream can be as different as you are. But there are some advantages that every retiree can use to help create a fulfilling retired life. Here are five not-so-hidden ones.

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Peter found a way to be positive all the way to retirement

A few years back I was interviewing Peter (not his real name) for a project I was working on. He’d retired quite a few years before and was talking about his working life. He was in charge of in-house communication for a well-known company in Australia and New Zealand. ‘It was the best job I ever had,’ he told me.

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4 pathways to make your retirement story a success

Planning for a successful retirement not only includes planning your finances but also planning your time—and having the right mindset.

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What you can do now to age slowly for then

Nobel Prize-winning scientist and pioneering researcher into ageing, Elizabeth Blackburn, likes to talk about the healthy part of our life as our ‘health span’ and then as we age we move into the ‘disease span’. The trick is to try to lengthen our health span to keep the disease span as short as possible. This has the advantage that we age more slowly. And there are ways we can do that.

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Using your reverse bucket list to create your best retirement

The bucket list concept—things you want to do before you kick the bucket— is well known. Your reverse bucket list comes from what you’ve already done.

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Happiness is best found in the company of others

When researchers study the top 10% of happy people, the single most important factor that emerges is that these very happy people have good social relationships.

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5 things I learned about retirement finances in 20 minutes

I Googled ‘finances retirement’ and went to ‘news’ to get the latest. Here are 5 things I learned in 20 minutes online that could be helpful as you look at your finances for retirement.

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It’s worth attempting to keep your brain healthy now

I was reminded of the need to keep our brains as healthy as possible when I came across Bill Lyon’s story. Bill has Alzheimer’s—or ‘Al’ as he calls it. He’s personalised his disease to help him fight it—him.

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5 reasons why you need good plans for your retirement

‘Without leaps of imagination or dreaming, we lose the excitement of possibilities,’ says Gloria Steinem. ‘Dreaming, after all is a form of planning.’ What’s your dream for your retirement. How will you make that dream a reality? What’s your plan?

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Change and the opportunity to prosper in life and retirement

Change is not always a welcome visitor. It can bring shock, pain, joy, or . . . No matter what stage of life we’re at, there will be change and the need to adapt our lives to the situations. So, what about retirement?

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