How lack of sleep impacts on life and health, and retirement

Not getting enough sleep? That could be an issue to address. A report from the Rand Corporation declares that insufficient sleep is a ‘public health problem’ in the United States, and beyond.

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The advantages or not of retiring early—2

Sam Dogen retired at the age of 34—back in 2012. Having  $3 million in hand allowed him to have the financial freedom he needed. He tells of the benefits of early retirement he didn’t expect and the downsides of early retirement that ‘no one tells you about’. 

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Affordability index helps make sense of retirement savings

In this quarter’s YourLifeChoices Affordability IndexTMyou’ll find information about building your nest egg; the negatives of negative growth and how to best secure your lifestyle when you stop work—and more. It’s a worthwhile read for those planning retirement or in retirement.

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How Sherry made her retirement dream come true

Two years ago, at the age of 62, Sherry Goodloe decided it was time to retire and ‘to start really living’. Four years earlier she’d had breast cancer, which made her think hard about her future. To fulfil her travel dreams she says, ‘I got a world map and I started mapping out places I wanted to go.’

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IT MAY BE HARD TO TALK ABOUT MONEY, BUT IT’S ESSENTIAL

Couples fight about money. In fact, one study discovered it was the ‘number one issue couple’s fight about.’ And it discovered that ‘money fights’ were the second leading cause of divorce—behind infidelity.

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FRUITS AND VEGGIES MAKE FOR STRONG BONES

When it comes to bone health, calcium is a vitally important component of our diet. But what else helps to keep our bones strong and healthy?

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Retirement a ‘full-time job’? What’s that about?

I was browsing the book Retirement Maze when I came across this comment: ‘Retirement is a full-time job’. That made me pause. Don’t we retire to get away from work, the job? Is it to go to another?

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What will you actually do in retirement?

What will you do in retirement? For many, the lure of travel, spending time with family and friends, and exploring new activities and events are at the top of their ‘to do’ retirement list.

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You are who you are: plan your retirement your way

You are who you are, which means that when it comes to retirement you shouldn’t try to live someone else’s retirement. You need to remember who you are.

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A moving story about retirement

Many people look forward to moving to an idyllic retirement spot, others to build or renovate their dream home. Much planning goes into their new home, but sometimes a few things are overlooked.

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