Author: Marie Engen

Estimating Your Retirement Expenses

If your retirement date is approaching and you now have some idea of how you’d like to spend your time, the next item on your retirement plan begins with estimating your cost of living...

Choosing a New Family Doctor

Several years ago, both of my primary care doctors retired at almost the same time.  I apparently missed the memo, because I never did find out where my files were transferred to.  These doctors...

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The Four Pillars of Retirement

Once you reach retirement there are four main issues you need to consider and deal with, so you’ll be able to enjoy this next phase of your life. 1. Money Money many not buy...

Designing Your Retirement Lifestyle

You’ve been saving most of your life for retirement.  “When can I retire?” is probably the most frequent question people ask as they get close to ending work.  The most common way to start...

The Boomer Club

You belong to the Boomer Club if you were born between 1946 and 1965 – that post-war period of time when our parents’ generation optimistically hoped for a peaceful and prosperous future. Unlike our...

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The Money Puzzle

When you walk out of your place of employment for the last time it can feel a bit scary financially. You’ll no longer be receiving the regular income you’ve become accustomed to. Everyone wants...

Retirement Living

A retirement lifestyle for most people falls somewhere between the media ideal of the good-looking silver-haired couple sailing away on their yacht and sitting in a rocking chair at the Shady Rest Retirement Home....

Preparing For Retirement

Deciding when to retire is one of the most important decisions you can make, and everyone should do their homework before taking this big step. Start putting together a plan about five years or...