Monday, January 25, 2010

Quotes about Work and Retirement

As a matter of course, the most important elements of a successful retirement are good physical and mental health, spiritual fulfillment, great relationships with family and friends, and many interesting things to do. Committing yourself to being a lifelong learner will go a long way towards having many interesting things to do.

What's more, when you commit yourself to being a lifelong learner, your life will never be without purpose. Having an important purpose, to be sure, can be a savior in retirement and make you forget about work.

Here are a few quotes about work and retirement:

    There are a lot of retirement books telling you how to manage when you retire. What most people want is one that'll tell them how to manage in the meantime.
    - Unknown wise person

    The morality of work is the morality of slaves, and the modern world has no need of slavery.
    - Bertrand Russell

    I have long been of the opinion that if work were such a splendid thing the rich would have kept more of it for themselves.
    - Bruce Grocott

    Women marry because they don't want to work.
    - Marry Garden

    When you see what some girls marry you realize how they must hate to work for a living.
    - Helen Rowland

      Check out these other work and retirement resources

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          Tuesday, January 19, 2010

          Basic Retirement Advice - Dont' Give Your Retirement Money to Crooks

          Dont' Give Your Retirement Money to Crooks is basic retirement advice, but here is a story on how some crooks may succeed with many retirees.

          Also, if you live in Canada, you may want to read this article:

          Canadian Fed Pensions a Time Bomb

          Here are some new Retirement Planning Resources:

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          Monday, January 18, 2010

          Less Money Going into Retirement Plans

          Fewer Canadians are putting money into retirement plans, according to the Royal Bank's annual RRSP poll.

          The RB annual RRSP polls says 32 per cent of Canadians have not started saving for retirement yet, compared to 24 per cent in 2008. The study also found only 36 per cent say they are planning or have planned for retirement, down from 42 per cent in 2008.

          The decline is sharpest among those aged 55 and over, with 53 per cent doing any retirement planning compared to 67 per cent last year.RBC also says just 35 per cent of Canadians have contributed to or plan to contribute to an RRSP for the 2009 tax year - the lowest percentage of contributors since 1996.
          Here are some retirement resources to put retirement planning in perspective:

          Health in Retirement

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          Wednesday, January 6, 2010

          Create Your Unreal Retirement Job or Dream Retirement Career

          Jobs for older workers are expected to increase in certain occupations in the future as employers hire seniors, baby boomers and retirees who come with experience and intellectual capital - but often without a need for expensive benefits - for temporary jobs and project work.

          If this trend develops, you may be able to create your unreal retirement job or dream career for retirement.

          These Stats apply to Canadians:
          • An estimated 950,000 Canadians would like to start a business within the year says research done by RBC Financial Group.
            Self-employment is growing fastest among young Canadians (age 15-24) and older Canadians (age 55+), says Stats Canada.

          • 'Seniorpreneurs' account for ¼ of self employed people in Canada, and 30% of the total workforce over 55.40% of Canadians think entrepreneurship is the most rewarding career option, according to a 2005 poll by Leger Marketing.

          • Self-employment is growing fastest among young Canadians (age 15-24) and older Canadians (age 55+), says Stats Canada.

          Keep in mind that you don't have to go halfway around the world and spend a ton of money to spot opportunities for retirement jobs and retirement businesses and take advantage of them.
          Opportunities for creating new sources of income are all around us, including our backyards.
          Robert G. Allen and Mark Victor Hansen, co-authors of The One Minute Millionaire (Harmony, 2002), claim that they will be able to spot at least fifteen money-making opportunities in your living room alone.

          Indeed, opportunities for creating your own great retirement jobs and retirement businesses are all around you. I discuss this at length in my latest book Career Success Without a Real Job.

          Approaching Retirement and not sure if you want to quit working? Check out these retirement job resources loaded with opportunities perfect for the skills and maturity you can provide.