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Do You Feel Old?

   Retirement Part VI Do You Feel Old? One more week of work and I will be officially retired from the workforce. Since I gave my employer three months notice, I have had plenty of time to think about my decision. No, I am not changing my mind. However, I did notice that my intent to…

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Staying Retired

   Retirement Part V Staying Retired I had an appointment with my doctor a few weeks ago. While the receptionist processed my co-payment, I mentioned that I was retiring in June. “You going to stay retired?” she asked. “Of course,” I said. She proceeded to tell me that she knew many retirees who returned to…

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When Should You Begin Receiving Social Security Payments?

Retirement Part IV When Should You Begin Receiving Social Security Payments? As baby boomers near retirement, many of us ask, “When should I start collecting social security?” In researching this question, I found there is no single right or wrong answer. “It’s a decision that will be different for everyone,” says David Blanchett, head of…

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Second Thoughts about Retirement?

Retirement Part III Second Thoughts about Retirement?   If you read my blog, you know I’m retiring on June 14th. I even have a tacky retirement countdown calendar on my desk. Only 74 more days until I retire! Am I having second thoughts? Nope. But I will admit to wondering if I’m making the right…

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Are You Ready to Retire?

Retirement Part II Are You Ready to Retire? Chances are, if you’re over 60, you’ve thought about retirement, dreaming of the day you say, “Take this job and shove it.” Of course, you would never say it that way, but in your dreams… Just because you’re thinking about retirement, doesn’t mean you’re ready for it.…