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The Perils and Promises of Retirement

There is an emerging trend in retirement today that not only avoids the all-too-common decline in relevance and quality of life that so many experience, but offers instead the opportunity to continually grow and thrive throughout this unique phase of life. Traditional views of retirement presume a progressive decline in… Read More ›

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Powerful Questions for Moving Forward with Your Life

With the recent announcement of mergers, layoffs and business closings, many people are faced with the challenge of finding new employment or employment in retirement. For those who have worked for years at a job that does not support their values or ideals this is an opportunity to make a… Read More ›

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The Problem with a Touchy-Feely Retirement

Too often, retirement is portrayed as a feeling. Depicted as a utopian sense of time, during which past actions continually foster positive thoughts and feelings, guiding the retiree through the remainder of life. This philosophy makes for moving and emotionally charged commercials and brochures, but a retiree’s over reliance on… Read More ›

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Reasons To Hire A Retirement Coach

A wise person is quoted as saying, “We’ve put more effort into helping folks reach retirement age than into helping them enjoy it.” With the average job length less than five years, the transition process and identification of criteria for career satisfaction are visited each time we look for new… Read More ›

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Face-to-Face Contact

When it comes to socializing after age 50, nothing beats face-to-face contact, according to findings of a study published in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society. Researchers at Oregon Health & Science University assessed the mental health of more than 11,000 adults aged 50 and older. Participants were enrolled in… Read More ›

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Senior Travel Styles

The number of seniors who travel independently has increased in recent years, and today’s older travelers approach their trips differently from those of a decade ago. A study analyzing how today’s senior travelers use tourism information revealed that they can be divided into three distinct groups. “The Adventurous Experimenters are… Read More ›

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Retirement Ups and Downs

A survey of some of the first baby boomers to reach retirement revealed that while most are content with their decision to leave the workplace, many found the transition to retirement to be emotionally challenging. Earlier this year, Ameriprise Financial released results of its Retirement Triggers study, a survey of… Read More ›

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College and Career Readiness for Learners of All Ages

Article originally published in the NCDA Career Developments, a publication of the National Career Development Association. Does college and career readiness (CCR) look like it did during your youth? That question drives this article as career development charts its course into its second century. Shifting the focus of CCR beyond… Read More ›

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Who’s Minding the Parents?

Daughters devote twice as much time as sons to caring for aging parents, according to research presented at the American Sociological Association’s annual meeting. Using data from the University of Michigan Health and Retirement Study – a national, longitudinal study that surveys more than 26,000 Americans older than age 50… Read More ›

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Survey Shows Retirement Outlook Differs Between Generations

The face of retirement for today’s workers differs sharply by generation, a nationwide survey recently revealed. Earlier this year, Harris Poll conducted the 15th Annual Transamerica Retirement Survey – one of the largest and longest-running surveys of its kind. Results showed that three generations of workers have three very different… Read More ›