retirement

Guest Post: Redefining Retirement

Guest Post: Redefining Retirement

Susan Hodkinson, BA Crowe Soberman LLP   In generations past, retirement was a definable event in someone’s life – a milestone, fixed in time. There would be a presentation at the office, a family celebration and some joyfully-arranged tee times for the following week. “Work” was a thing of the past. While this scenario may still play out in some households, for many b... »

More random thoughts on retirement…

More random thoughts on retirement…

After an exhausting and exhilarating weekend in which my kids, my sister and my husband’s sister made us a spectacular party to celebrate my 65th birthday and my husband’s retirement (both in June) and Joel’s 65th birthday this week, here are a few more random thoughts on retirement…. Timing: Although 43% of retirees who responded to the 2015 RBC Retirement Myths and Realit... »

Questions I asked myself when planning for retirement

Questions I asked myself when planning for retirement

The post Questions to ask yourself when planning for retirement by Scott Wallace on Retire Happy made me think about whether my husband and I have covered all the bases in our preparation for the next chapter of our lives. These thoughts are particularly relevant this week because both of our 65th birthdays are imminent and Joel’s official retirement date is at the end of this week. So I thought I... »

Planning your time: The other retirement imperative

Planning your time: The other retirement imperative

This week I did three very interesting interviews for a story on “life after retirement,” and the discussion I had with each of these people really resonated with me. When I asked Mark Singer, a Certified Financial Planner in Lynn, Massachusetts and co-author of “The Six Secrets of a Happy Retirement” if he agreed that the one advantage of retirement is that we have the freedom to make choices abo... »

Media scan: Week of November 3rd

Media scan: Week of November 3rd

This week I on RetirementRedux.com I posted Meet Jean Franklin Hancher: Teacher, lawyer, PhD student and pilot and How understanding your travel rewards can maximize value. My  Book Review: EASE Manage overwhelm in times of “Crazy Busy” also appeared on savewithspp.com. Here are some of the interesting blogs and articles I read: 6 Life And Money Lessons From Our Elders: Boomer & Echo More Chal... »

Media scan: Week of October 20th

Media scan: Week of October 20th

This week I wrote Plans to retire may limit award for wrongful dismissal and Targeted ads that saved me money. My article Ten things you need to do when your spouse dies was posted on Brighter Life and Loyalty programs: Which one is best? appeared on savewithspp.com. My own encore career story was feaured on Sun Life’s FaceBook page as part of their #retireinspired series. Here are some of t... »

What does “Retirement Redux” mean?

What does “Retirement Redux” mean?

  Several of my very astute and erudite readers have asked what the title of this blog, “Retirement Redux” means. Well, the word redux comes from the Latin term reducere, which means bring back. In English, the term signifies that the noun it modifies has been revived, brought back, restored, or otherwise revisited. It is often implied that something that is revived is also been s... »