Retirement. The word conjures up wonderful visions of being on vacation all the time. Sleeping late. Taking trips. Finally having enough time to indulge in whatever hobby or interest catches your fancy. Despite all the positives that are invoked when thinking of retirement, many people often find that retirement isn’t all they thought it would be. Going from working a full-time job to having nowhere specific that you “have” to be each day sounds fantastic, but some retirees end up feeling bored and unproductive. After years of a structured schedule, the hours can seem endless. Whether you retire because you want to or because you have to, it’s possible to make your retirement years happy and healthy — you just need to approach things a bit differently. In this post, we’ll looks at 10 ways that you can help you adjust to retirement, starting with rethinking finances.
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For many couples, retirement means planning a getaway without having to coordinate calendars and vacation time. More free time and flexibility opens a world of possibilities, so choosing a destination is sometimes the most difficult part of post-retirement trip-planning. GOBankingRates surveyed several destinations and selected the best ones for retirees, based on safety, availability of couples-friendly activities and attractions, and average costs for individual airfare, a hotel room and a meal for two. Whether your idea of a great vacation includes hiking trails or haute cuisine, consider some of these activities and attractions when planning your next post-retirement romantic getaway.
When you retire, your life takes on the qualities of an endless weekend without a back-to-work Monday looming. If you dream of a long vacation at a popular destination but worry about the high cost, there could be another way. Why don’t you consider moving there? Business Insider recently surveyed 20 desirable national and international vacation spots, looking at the average cost of one night in a hotel and the expense to travel there, as well as average apartment rents in each city. Interestingly, they found that while vacationing to these places could prove expensive, retiring there could present an affordable — and wonderful — option. Here are some of the best, and most affordable, places to retire in the world.
Many people heading into their retirement years believe they will never leave their homes and, for some, that will be the right choice. But for others, the benefits of living in a senior living community will be part of a long and comfortable retirement. Today, there’s a vast range of different types of senior living communities, everything from homelike comfort, to all-inclusive luxury. Most seniors who have moved to assisted living or independent living communities report that they prefer life at their new home to life alone. Here are some of the most common reasons why.
There’s a new best country in the world to retire, according to the experts at International Living (IL), an authority on global retirement and relocation opportunities which annually ranks, rates, and names the best retirement destinations in the world. As IL’s most comprehensive index yet, the final list of the top 24 retirement destinations have all been put under the microscope and examined in regards to their cost of living, retiree benefits, climate, healthcare, and much more. Here are the top countries to retire abroad in 2017, along with the features and benefits that make them the world’s best retirement destinations.