23 things retirement frees you from

23 things retirement frees you from

Sometimes we can get bogged down by the emotional challenges that retirement poses. Challenges like figuring out who we are without a job title. Finding a post-work sense of purpose. Making new friends outside the workplace. Sorting out how to structure our free time....
What’s your plan for retirement housing?

What’s your plan for retirement housing?

Retirement is often the catalyst for figuring out what’s next in terms of housing. I’m a case in point. Around the time I turned 60, my husband—who’s almost 8 years older—and I started talking about downsizing. At the time, we lived in a two-story home with four...
Rightsizing for retirement

Rightsizing for retirement

Many women who responded to our Retirement Voices questionnaire last year talked about how decluttering and downsizing their homes was part of their retirement transition. No longer working, they finally had time to purge—clearing out closets, attics and basements and...