'Retirement Wishes'

How Will You Fill 2,000 – 3,000 Hrs Once You Retire?

How Will You Fill 2,000 – 3,000 Hrs Once You Retire?

(Post by ANN HARRISON) Retirement can, on average, free up between 2,000 and 3,000 hours per year.  That’s after you add in the time you spend commuting, thinking about and working on work-related tasks at home read more

How Do You Feel About Retirement?

How Do You Feel About Retirement?

(Post by ANN HARRISON) A little while ago, I changed the way I talk to clients about retirement.  I used to ask them what they wanted their retirement to look like.  And then I came to read more

Do Your Leisure Activities Make Sense?

Do Your Leisure Activities Make Sense?

(Post by ANN HARRISON) Leisure activities generally fit into six categories. You can learn a lot by examining your own leisure activities and seeing which of the following categories they fall into: 1.  Social Interaction (e.g., read more

Downsizing Your Home After Retirement?

Downsizing Your Home After Retirement?

(Post by ANN HARRISON) Thinking about downsizing to a smaller home after retirement? Here is a list of advantages and disadvantages that I’ve come up with so far… please feel free to add any more pros and cons that read more

Retirement – “Free To Be Me”

Retirement – “Free To Be Me”

(Post by ANN HARRISON) Many people say the best thing about being retired is that they’re finally ‘free to be me’.  For the first time in their life, they can go where they want and do read more

Pros & Cons of Downsizing Your Home After Retirement

Pros & Cons of Downsizing Your Home After Retirement

(Post by ANN HARRISON) I’ve been thinking about the advantages and disadvantages of downsizing to a smaller home after retirement. This is what I’ve come up with so far… please feel free to add any more read more

Ever Thought of Doing Seasonal Work After You Retire?

Ever Thought of Doing Seasonal Work After You Retire?

(Post by ANN HARRISON) On an almost daily basis, nowadays, I’m seeing news items about people who are making the decision to stay on at work because they can’t afford to retire – and that’s great read more

When Is the Best Time to Begin Planning for Retirement?

When Is the Best Time to Begin Planning for Retirement?

(Post by ANN HARRISON) I was recently asked: When is the best time to begin planning for retirement?  This was my answer: I think that, financially, it’s probably never too early to start planning for retirement read more

Is Seasonal Work for You?

Is Seasonal Work for You?

(Post by ANN HARRISON) On an almost daily basis, nowadays, I’m seeing news items about people who are making the decision to stay on at work because they can’t afford to retire – and that’s great read more

What is ‘healthy togetherness’?

What is ‘healthy togetherness’?

(Post by ANN HARRISON) Once you and your partner are both retired, will you be able to cope with spending large amounts of time together or will you be sick of the sight of each other read more