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#219329 - 08/09/13 08:41 PM What Makes for Retirement Bliss?
Anne Holmes Administrator Offline
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Registered: 03/12/10
Posts: 3206
Loc: Illinois
I just read an article in US called 10 Ingredients for Retirement Bliss.

The list is written by a man, Dave Bernard, who writes a lot about money and retirement. In fact, he has a blog on the topic, Retirement - Only the Beginning

I like the title of his blog, because it's so true. For so many of us, we can expect to live 30 years or so beyond the traditional retirement age of 65.

Of course, those of you who follow the stuff I do on NABBW know that I've been doing teleseminars on preparing for and affording retirement for about 8 months now. Most of these calls have been with NABBW's New Retirement Associate, Pam Sams.

And, I'll be doing more on the topic, as my research shows that most Boomers are going to have a tough time retiring in the traditional sense of retirement made popular by our parents.

So take a look at this article, and let's talk about what makes for bliss in life -- whether or not we are yet retired. I think he lists a lot of good points, but I believe he's missing a few. For me, at least. I'd want to have "meaningful work" on the list. Whether or not I got paid for whatever I am doing...

What else is missing? In your opinion?

Boomer in Chief of Boomer Women Speak and the National Association of Baby Boomer Women.

#219334 - 08/11/13 01:01 PM Re: What Makes for Retirement Bliss? [Re: Anne Holmes]
jabber Offline

Registered: 02/17/05
Posts: 10030
Loc: New York State
What makes retirement bliss is having a wonderful spouse to share it with. Thank you, GOD! Blessings to all!!!

#219336 - 08/12/13 12:25 AM Re: What Makes for Retirement Bliss? [Re: jabber]
orchid Offline

Registered: 01/21/07
Posts: 3675
Loc: British Columbia, Canada
It is very important to realize that demographics have changed: Less people having children, less people who even have a partner by the time they retire.

So to add to the list:

*Willingness to change/keep to healthy eating habits (notice I didn't call it diet)
*1 regular exercise activity that you enjoy doing several times weekly (can be walking, etc.)
*Living in a place that is warm, safe and quiet
*Engaged in a hobby or community activity several times per month or more often.
*Having a breadth of family contacts and reliable long standing friends across several age groups, whom you communicate and share common interests.
*Trying/learning a new skill that you enjoy. This can mean self-learning or taking a course/learning from more accomplished folks.
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