Retirement Blog March 2007

Mar 31, 2007, Retire in Gibsons

Why not retire in Gibsons, BC? Many others are choosing this hidden gem on BC's south coast. See why.

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Mar 30, 2007, Getting All Dressed UP

Fashions do tend to focus on the young. At least that's the way things look through my glasses these days.

I had a look that served me well through most of my adult life. About a year ago, things went pear-shaped, or apple-shaped, depending on which deformed fruit you had in mind when you looked at me. Clothes that used to fit and make me look good, took the journey across town to the thrift store.

I was left having to find a new look that would reflect who I am on the inside. I'm still working on that.

But I got to dress up this site recently. I was happy with the template I was using. To me it looked clean, lean, and dependable, and it matched the image I wanted to present here in cyber space.

After all, I want you to trust that when I investigate, I do a thorough job, that I am dependable.

Then I bought my red hat, had a photo taken, and contacted Richard from to get what Web masters call a new Look and Feel.

It's like dressing up my Web site in new clothes. What I like about these clothes, is that they fit. . .

. . .and they accurately reflect what is at the heart of this site.

I think the dependable part is still evident in the classy design that Richard gave me. But now there's a new element -- personality and fun.

When we retire, we have many serious issues to consider. But given that our days are shortened with each sunset, any lightheartedness we can engage in can only be good.

So this is me wearing my new cyber togs.

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Mar 30, 2007, The Red Hat Society

The Red Hat Society offers women celebrating maturity both fun and saving. I'm heavy on the fun aspect of meeting with other vibrant women.

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Mar 29, 2007, Outdoor Connection Franchise -- A Retired Sportsman's Dream

If you love the outdoors, an Outdoor Connection Franchise might be the retirement business you've been looking for. Learn the benefits of booking trips for others -- and for yourself.

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Mar 26, 2007, Build A Network When You Retire

Preparing to retire? Before you decide to move, ask how much energy you have to create a new social network.

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Mar 24, 2007, Moelfre, Isle of Anglesey

Moelfre on the Isle of Anglesey is a great place to retire. With 75% of its citizens of retirement age, it caters to the elderly.

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Mar 24, 2007, inspected4u

inspected4u guarantees quality for products offered on the Internet. If a product has the inspected4u seal of approval, you can rest assured it's passed scrutiny.

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Mar 22, 2007, Include Home Care In Retirement Planning

Increasingly, families are turning to home care for elderly family members. Asking the right questions will help you make the most informed decision.

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Mar 21, 2007, Home Based Small Business

Are you ready for a home based small business? Check your personal attitudes and resources before you begin.

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Mar 20, 2007, Write A Home Based Business Plan

Seniors have special needs when writing a home based business plan. Mary Ann Shank gives advice to retirees starting a business.

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Mar 20, 2007, Turn A Hobby Into A Business

Turn your hobby into a business. Ron Knight believes that his hobbies should pay for themselves. From tennis coach to garden expert, Ron turns hobbies into retirement income.

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Mar 19, 2007, Early Retirement

Considering early retirement? Your own idea, or someone else's? Are you ready for the change? What will you do?

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Mar 18, 2007, Will Health Force You To Retire?

Fidelity Investments released a study that reveals 25% of Americans retire sooner than expected due to ill health.

This is a double whammy.

  1. Any time you stop work sooner than expected, you face a reduced income for the rest of your life.

  2. Poor health places more demands on whatever resources a family has.

Whatever you can do to improve your health and prepare for declining health will only help.

Mar 18, 2007, ChooseIt!

ChooseIt makes small or large decisions clear. This free software helps you sort through the factors that matter to you and then presents you with a graph showing which option is best for you.

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Mar 12, 2007, My Winter Cabo San Lucas Vacation

My first winter Cabo San Lucas Vacation had its ups and downs. As vacations go, the ups won, hands down. Find out why.

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Mar 11, 2007, Retire In The Rio Grande Valley

Tim shares why he would retire in the Rio Grande Valley of Texas.

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Mar 11, 2007, Older Workers In Germany Have Trouble Finding Work

The German government has raised the retirement age from 65 to 67. With pension funds in jeopardy and and aging population, Germany has opted to keep older workers in the work force.

But simply saying, "You will work longer," doesn't make it so.

Who will hire older workers?

How many older workers want to go on working? Those who do physically demanding jobs are in a particularly difficult situation. Bodies do not go on forever at peak performance.

Worldwide, seniors will be expected to supplement their incomes because pensions cannot meet all needs.

Many turn to the World Wide Web to create their own businesses. See

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Mar 11, 2007, Best Place To Retire

Wondering about the best place to retire or have a secret spot you'd like to share? Insider information on where to retire and why each spot is so great.

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Mar 9, 2007, 10 Best Places To Retire

Wondering about the 10 best places to retire? Whose list will you use? How will you choose? Link to free decision-making software.

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Mar 9, 2007, Your Best Home Based Business Opportunity

Just which is the best home based business opportunity to support your retirement? Which factors matter most to you as you start a new enterprise? Consider this list.

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Mar 8, 2007, Your Best Franchise Opportunity

Which is the best franchise opportunity for you? You know the basics about owning a franchise, but you need to consider the details. How do you evaluate which franchise business is best?

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Mar 7, 2007, Who Saves When For Retirement

Axa'x Global Retirement Scope 2007 study reveals that many being to save for retirement early in their earning lives.

Here is the short version of the average age at which people in each geographical group begin to save for retirement.

Britainage 28
Canadaage 30
USage 30
Australasiaage 31-33
Europeage 31-33
Japanage 36
Chinaage 37

Of course this is the average. The information doesn't actually help you with your retirement planning. No matter how old you are, if you haven't started planning yet, start now.

Mar 3, 2007, Retirement Blog February 2007

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Mar 1, 2007, Retire in Garden City, South Carolina

Garden City seems to have it all. . . beaches, shows, restaurants, and Jensen's, a quiet retirement community. Eric and Sandra are thrilled they chose to retire in Garden City, South Carolina.

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