Which of These 9 Retirement Personality Types Are You?

I guess you would classify me as the "tirelessly moving, globetrotting workhorse." That's my takeaway from a recent story in Kiplinger magazine by a financial adviser and investment educator that categorizes retirees into nine buckets: Tireless Mover, the Lost, Workhorse, the Lonely, Globetrotter, Reluctant Spender, Superhero, Overly Generous, and Never Retired.

Turning A Passion For Painting Into an Income at 104

I’m going to guess that you probably don’t know Carmen Herrera. She’s 104 years old. A Cuban-American living in New York. She’s my new idol. Her age has everything to do with this story. But not because she has pushed past the century mark. See, Carmen’s my idol because she sold her first painting at Read more...: Turning A Passion For Painting Into an Income at 104

Why 57% of People Make the Wrong Call on When to Take Social Security

Earlier this month, the Social Security Administration announced that retirees collecting Social Security checks will see a 1.6% cost of living adjustment going into 2020. You can do way better. Here's the deal (and you probably already know this): Every year you hold off on claiming Social Security, you get a guaranteed 8% increase in the payment you ultimately receive.

My Retirement Plan? Pursue My Passions in a Place That Fills Me With Energy

I guess the best way to spin this is to say, “I’m trendy!” That’s my reading of a new Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development report, “Working Better with Age,” which effectively concludes that older workers are now absolutely vital to the global workforce, and that people who might otherwise be settling into life after Read more...: My Retirement Plan? Pursue My Passions in a Place That Fills Me With Energy

24 Hours in Moscow: What to See, Do, and Eat

So many of us grew up in an age when the Soviet Union, and Moscow by extension, was widely considered a second-world destination—poor, underdeveloped, and monolithically gray. Cast aside those images. Moscow, in particular, is a vibrant, first-world economy with a wealthy and expanding middle class—a place where you find outlets for every major fashion Read more...: 24 Hours in Moscow: What to See, Do, and Eat