Last week we celebrated International Women’s and both Mike and I are thankful for all the wonderful women that have enriched our lives. You probably noticed a surge in the number of articles on the topic of women in retirement from our blogging buddies around the web. There is no doubt that there is a difference in how women approach investing and retirement but as we continue to say VLR is not a one size fits all, no matter, male, female, non binary, in couples or single, VLR is about YOU. Let us share a couple of thoughts on women in VLR. Continue reading “Woman Preparing and Thriving In VLR”
We often talk about getting out of your comfort zone in VLR. Having new challenges in your VLR lifestyle are important both mentally and physically. We have talked about finding work in VLR to keep you engaged, mentally stimulated and fulfilled, but finding something that challenges you physically is equally important. After all without our health all the plans in the world for our retirement will be for not. Having goals, putting in the work and achieving success will make for a more interesting and fulfilling life.
Continue reading “Get Out Of Your Comfort Zone”
Some of the worst advice I have heard given to young people starting their career is “Find your passion and you will never work a day in life”, (or something along these lines) a great quote but not realistic. Life and indeed work is never that simple and as most of us learned through our lives, life is all about finding a balance between what we love and what we need to do. Retirement is no different balance is key. Continue reading “Work Life Retirement Balance”
So today will be a bit of a mixed bag of thoughts. Is volunteering passé? What is retirement like? Retirement is what you want it to be! Time is fleeting so don’t waste it, live life. So let’s get started. Continue reading “Weekend Thoughts”
As I sit here this morning with outside temperatures of -38C wind chill (-37 F), in our first major storm of the year I can’t tell you how happy I am not have to have to gear up and catch the train to head downtown to work. Having the choice of when and where to work in my Victory Lap is wonderful, but as we have said before work is not a bad thing and in fact it is part of retirement principles. Lets talk a little about that today Continue reading “What, Work in VLR?”
Each year most people go through various levels of review, reflection, resolution, and planning for various facets of their lives. Here are a few thoughts on the matter. Continue reading “Resolution or Review”
Welcome back. After finishing the Ottawa Marathon and not being totally pleased. I travelled home and after a couple of weeks I had runners remorse, I knew I wanted to try again before Berlin. Continue reading “The Year 4 Running Marathons-Part Two”
Mike and I have shared with you that we are big proponents of exercise, a great stress reliever and hopefully it is helping us push out our best before date. In 2018 I went back to my true love, running and well maybe I went a bit too far. Continue reading “The Year 4 Running Marathons”
If you are like me you probably have multiple sources of information that come to your inbox daily, sometimes a little too much. Searching for “retirement” on the web you will see many articles on FIRE. What is FIRE and why are so many people talking about it? Well here are some thoughts…
Continue reading “What We Can Learn From F.I.R.E”
If you have seen any of our presentations you have heard the story of Mike being told by his publisher that he had written a book about “not retiring”. Despite using retirement in the title of the book, the reality is our language has not come up with word(s) that describe what is going on in the “retirement” world now. So here are some thoughts.