Friday, March 19, 2010

The Retirement Job or Retirement Career That Can Make You a Fortune

    It's better to be out of money than out of new creative ideas on how to make money.
    - Spiritual Rule of Money

If you are a baby boomer approaching retirement age, no doubt lately you have been thinking that you may have to change your retirement plan to one in which you work until you drop dead on the job.

This probably means that your retirement fantasy life and your retirement portfolio to support such a life are diametrically opposed.

How about creating your ideal retirement career?


Perhaps you are looking for a fun retirement job or a unreal retirement business because you didn't do sufficient retirement planning while you were working.


Here is great information about how you can increase your retirement income.

Have you ever thought about sharing your life’s story and strategies for success with the world?

Have you ever written down four or five how-to lessons about life or business and thought, “Man, people would pay for this hard-earned wisdom.”

If yes, then you’re a lot more like the “gurus” than you might have thought.

(And you might as well get paid like them, agreed?)

Legendary trainers like Tony Robbins, Jack Canfield, Deepak Chopra, John Gray, and Marianne Williamson all decided at some point to teach others.

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Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Free-Spirited View of Retirement

Seven Million Canadians Set to Retire

A new report suggests the Canadian Government and Canadian businesses must start making appropriate adjustments to handle the demographic crunch facing Canada.

Indeed, seven million baby boomers are set to retire over the next two decades, according to a TD Bank Retirement Study.

Parliamentary Budget Officer Kevin Page said last month the Federal Government will face a structural deficit of about $20 billion in five years as Canadians transition from taxpaying workers to services-using retirees.

Americans Planning to Delay Retirement

A survey in March 2010 by the Employee Benefit Research Institute found that a growing number of American workers are planning to delay retirement. That has negative implications for the U.S. job market, where unemployment is high and layoffs continue to grow.
Almost one in four workers (24 percent) postponed plans to retire in the last year.

Here is a review of How to Retire Happy, Wild, and Free Review at Retirement Recommendations by that may inspire you to read it so that you retire early, choose the Best Places to Retire Happy and totally enjoy your Retirement:

    This book takes a free-spirited view of retirement, and it can be infectious.
    Zelinski not only encourages you to adopt a fresh outlook, but helps you do so in specific, concrete ways. His approach is informative, fun, and sometimes astonishing.

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The image below is a scan of an article in a December 1983 article in the Edmonton Journal about Brian Tracy when he was just getting on a roll. No doubt Brian does not have to worry about the financial aspects of retirement as many Canadians and Americans hav to

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Saving for Retirement: How Much Do I Need to Retire?

In Canada Between the CPP and OAS the government will pay out a maximum of $17,400 a year to the average 65-year-old.

Some people will say, "That is only $1,450 a month to cover basic expenses including rent or mortgage (if you have one during retirement), condo fees, taxes, insurance, food, clothing, transportation, entertainment, and long-term care expenses if necessary.

But my friend George in Edmonton is 66 and collects this amount. He has no other income and still saves $450 to $500 a month.

If this is not enough retirement income for you to live on, then it's your responsibility to create more.
One of the best retirement gifts that you can give yourself is an adequate income in retirement so that you can have fun in retirement and enjoy a lot of leisure like the Greeks enjoy.

    Retirement Principles
These are some of the most important principles for having a happy retirement:

    * Retirement should put a perpetual smile on your face.
    * To not plan for an active retirement is to set yourself up for a difficult one.
    * You don’t have to watch one minute of TV when you retire — and perhaps you shouldn’t.
    * You are never too young to retire.
    * Retiring too late means you don’t get another chance to do it right.
    * Early to bed and early to rise makes a person dull, boring, and despised.
    * Commit yourself to being a lifelong learner and your life will never be without purpose.
    * Your wealth is where your friends are.
    * Be happy while you are alive because you are a long time dead.
    * It’s better to live rich than to die rich.
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