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Mabels Features - Retirement

Downsizing in retirement



Planning for Your Retirement and Children's Future

Way back in your 20s or 30s, the thought of being in your 50s or older was impossible to conceptualise, but now it's here and you have all sorts of new issues to deal with. more [image] More button


Recent independent research commissioned by Consultus Care and Nursing Agency revealed that the option to stay at home rather than move into residential care was the preferred choice for over 75’s nationwide. more [image] More button

New self-help book for the 50 plus generation

Here you are, aged between 50 and 70, no longer in the first flush of youth but, quite definitely, years away from being ’old’. more >>>

Suddenly Single and Retirement - What do I do now?!

Entering retirement on your own? Here's some sound advice on how to cope with suddenly being retired and single. more >>>

Retirement income

When people plan and invest for retirement, the decision of when to begin taking Social Security benefits eventually comes up. Social Security is an important source of retirement income for many individuals and, therefore, the decision of when to take these benefits can make a big impact on retirement income.
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As you probably know, an individual retirement account requires that you decide where your money is going to be invested in order to work with the retirement account. more >>>


Your Next Move: Are You Ready for a Retirement Community?

The kids are gone, your career is winding down, and you can think of better things to do with your time than maintaining a house that's too big for you. Maybe it's time to think about a retirement community. more >>>


Why Planning Your "Re-Fired" Retirement Is Vitally Important

Just about all of us plan to retire one day. You may visualize yourself with plenty of free time on your hands, no commute, and finally with an opportunity to travel with the person you love. more >>>

Parents living with their children

Research from retirement housing and finance specialist Economic Lifestyle shows that more than 858,000 adults aged between 35 and 64 now have one or both of their parents living in their home. more

Grandparents - How you can benefit in retirement

Grandparents can be a friend to their grandchildren if they need some support with issues they don't want to talk to their parents about. Often retired grandparents are more astute when listening to their grandchildren, or even great-grandchildren, because they are not caught up in the bustle of working/washing/cooking etc on a daily basis. more

Preparing to move or retire abroad

Moving abroad is a big step. Apart from any considerations concerning family and friends, there are issues about pensions, tax and health care costs that you will need to be aware of. more


Social Security retirement benefits are based on three major factors: you current age, your age when you begin receiving benefits, and your past earnings. more

How Do I Prepare for Retirement?

When the day finally arrives, will you be ready? What do you need to do? How do you need to prepare? Well, if you are over 10 years from retirement, then just sock away tons of money in your 401k for now. This article is focusing on people a little closer to retirement. more


How many of us start to regret the things we haven't done in our lives as we get older & near retirement? When we're young - years pass slowly and there seems to be all the time in the world to do all the things we'd like to do. more

Enthusiasm for life...How old are you in retirement?

How old do you feel? Ah, now that's a very different question. I have known people who were old at twenty and other people in their eighties who are still very young at heart and it is that enthusiasm for life that can make all the difference.


More Retirees Seek The Good Life Outside the U.S.

With the first wave of 78 million American baby boomers reaching retirement, many will be lured abroad by a lower cost of living and higher quality of life. Some will want to return to their ancestral countries or to places where they once vacationed, worked or studied. Others will be enticed by retiree perks and tax incentives. more

What is your creative retirement plan?

One thing is certain - when you do not have a creative challenge during your retirement years, the idleness and its accompanying despondency blots out any chance for happiness and contentment and can even encourage an early death.

Click here for Wising up after sixty

Independence can often mean the difference between a fulfilling old age and feeling like there is nothing to live for. If you are retired or have elderly parents, the 60-Wise guide from Rukba, a charity dedicated to helping older people remain independent, may well interest you. more

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