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The rules of retirement have changed and there’s more at risk than ever. We are living longer and have to finance as many years in retirement as we had during our entire working career. You want less stress and more flexibility—to stay engaged with meaningful work, but in a limited way and on your own terms. You have paid your dues and have met your family responsibilities and now it is your time to create the lifestyle you’ve always dreamed about. You can make it happen and are more than capable. The deci­sion is yours. So, what are you waiting for?

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Starting Your Victory Lap

I’ve worked with and talked to a number of people over the years who have made a successful shift into their Victory Lap. There are lots of ways people go about, but in my observation, the process is quite consistent. If you’re mulling over…

Get Out Of Your Comfort Zone

We often talk about getting out of your comfort zone in Victory Lap Retirement (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…

Is Contentment a Necessary Ingredient in a Successful Retirement?

Immediately after my mother’s funeral I went on my annual fishing trip to The George. There isn’t much to do there other than fish, sleep and think about things. I ended up spending most of the trip thinking about my mother and the answer…

Finding Your Sweet Spot

One of my friends over in our “Younger Next Year” Facebook group posted this photo and I smiled while I looked at it knowing that I had found my ‘Ikigai” my own “sweet spot.” No, let me rephrase that, I didn’t actually find it,…

Grey Divorce

For those of you in a relationship I’d be surprised if you did not realize that when it comes to happiness in life, how well you get along with your partner will have the biggest impact. Your partner is the person you’ll spend the most time…

In Victory Lap It’s Not About “More Money”

My view about money has changed since I left the corporate world, why I thought? Early in my life I was lead to believe that money was the most important measure, the one thing that matters on a personal scorecard. I became wired to succeed,…