Imagine that you retired today. How would you celebrate the occasion? The quintessential act is to embark on a journey with no timetable. After all, no one is expecting you at the office, ever again! One man that we met was embarking on his journey.
5S and Muda – Crucial Tools for Just In Time Retirement For the older worker, a wage-paying job or career has no future. Using it to build an inventory (waste) of wealth to provide for an unknowable future hampers one from adding value to the
Well, how do you teach an old dog new tricks? In most cases, maybe you can’t. The way we conduct business has changed fundamentally over the last 30 years. Those that adopted these changes have the opportunity to thrive and those that couldn’t adapt to
How to retire? Amass a huge inventory of wealth and then go on a spending spree until you die. This wealth is not to be built by normal means, it can only grow by speculating that others, just as ignorant, will continue to push the
Is Your Pension Safe? Sure, Until it’s Not! Who manages your pension and who do they work for? Most likely, the answer to both questions is “I don’t know”. I may not know who manages your account, but I’m pretty darn sure that, when the
If you want to retire happy, get your wife on board. It’s easy to imagine scenarios of blissful golden years. Just choose the life that suits you and your budget. Do you want to travel to, or live by the beach, or lake, or maybe
Can I Still Retire if the Stock Market Crashes? Many wonder if a downturn in the stock market will delay or ruin their retirement plan. It’s safe to assume that anyone depending on growth in an overvalued market is either stupid or desperate. When a
It seems that many freely use their grandparent card when planning retirement. Applications range from eliminating the embarrassment of downsizing all the way to forcing one’s spouse into maintaining an opulent lifestyle. No one’s motives are ever challenged since we can’t really know another’s inner
Have your cake and eat (or drink) it too. After planning to downsize and simplify, your financial planner informs you that your portfolio is still 100K short to retire. Like a parent explaining economics to a college kid, he explains how your fifteen dollar per
Remember the 1960s game, KABOOM? KABOOM, the balloon busting game of the 1960s is available in reality format for twenty-first-century boomers. Remember how scary the anticipation of the balloon popping was, not to mention losing twenty spaces when it did. Every choice you made could
Experience the Journey as well as the Destination Some people travel and others do not. By travel I mean, experiencing the journey as well as the destination. What can enrich us more than seeing, touching, tasting, smelling and hearing the experience of a journey into
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A Picture of What Retirement is Like for Unrebellious Retirees Since I talk about rebel retirement, it would only be fair if I share my negative and biased view of those lacking my free spirit. Instead of embarking on the most exciting and rewarding phase
Do you love your job and the lifestyle it provides so much that you will sacrifice all hope of freedom? I hope not! But I wouldn’t be surprised if you did. Did the twenty-year-old-you worry about insurance or having money for the next twenty years?
Are you a runaway retiree moving away to be cheap? We’ve all read about the most desirable retirement locales with great hospitals and low housing costs. When I see these lists, I see people accepting defeat and leaving behind all that they cherish to be
1. Retiring your boomer keeps them happy. Most boomers are crazy about under-employment. For boomer’s, there’s something about the feeling of the grass under their feet and the wind in their whiskers that is stimulating and satisfying. Boomers who spend all of their time at