Until you hit midlife, your designated primary care doctor may not have mattered to you. But advancing years tend to usher in more medical complaints. You want a primary care physician (PCP) who helps you make the most of your health in midlife and beyond. So let’s talk about how to choose a doctor at midlife. [Read more…] about How to choose a doctor at midlife
My last post discussed the emerging trend of retiring abroad. Although the number of older Americans living abroad is still a tiny percentage of all American retirees, it’s growing. Its growth, in fact, is outpacing that of the total population of US retirees.
How can you decide if this option is right for you? Refer to the previous post for lists of hard data and softer concerns you should consider. Then use the resources below help you decide what’s right for you. [Read more…] about How to learn about retiring abroad
Between 2010 and 2015, the number of Americans retiring overseas increased 17%. Lower expenses, better weather and a desire for adventure have enticed people to live abroad. But moving away from your home country is a major life decision. Is it right for you? [Read more…] about Is retiring overseas a good option for you?
Do you find yourself reminding people to do their jobs? I often have to call a contractor or vendor who said he would do something for me but hasn’t done it yet. Although friendly in tone, the point of my call is to remind him to follow through on his commitment.
Last week I felt irritated by other people’s seeming inability to follow through without reminders. But then I turned the camera on myself. [Read more…] about 8 ways to follow through better at midlife
You might think of knitting as something your grandmother used to do. Or an activity millennials are embracing as part of a larger DIY/anti-consumerism trend. But people at midlife are also learning (or re-learning) needle crafts. Not only are they enjoying making things with yarn. They’re experiencing health benefits of knitting, crocheting and other needlework activities. [Read more…] about Better living, one stitch at a time: health benefits of knitting
Affordability looms large in people’s thinking about where to retire. Three of ten married Americans (28%) have downsized or expect to downsize their home in retirement. Two of ten (18%) have moved or plan to move to a more affordable location. People are living longer, and the cost of living continues to rise. It’s only natural to worry about how’ll you secure an affordable retirement. [Read more…] about Don’t settle for just an affordable retirement