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My Paradigm Shift in Cuenca, Ecuador as an Expat — a Retirement Transformation, a Metamorphisis. — Finding a New Hat!

 Did you know that Panama Hats really come from Ecuador? I needed to turn my life around (almost entirely), and I am getting there day by day as a retired expat baby boomer living in Cuenca, Ecuador. It has been a series of sharp turns in what I think and what I do, and the […]

Quit Worrying So Much About Retirement $ Planning, Says Author, Blogger

Top THREE Retirement Tips For People Who ALREADY KNOW They will NOT have $1Million Saved Up by the time they retire Retirement planning is NOT just about hitting a number, says author and speaker, Susan Klopfer By Susan Klopfer, MBA Retirement blogger and author It will happen to each and one of us eventually, even […]

Retirement doesn’t have to mean empty pockets; speak and earn money

How Active Retirees Speak, Sell Books, Reports On Retirement Made Easy By Susan Klopfer Public Speaking Takes Practice; fun and potentially income-producing for retirees Are you a retiree who is looking for something intriguing and fun to do, while making extra money? If your answer is yes, you are not alone. In fact, most older […]

Expat Retirement Works Best When Differences Understood and Appreciated

Ready to retire and want to become an expat?  After working nearly eight months months to get a special “pensionada” visa, scouting out the correct pet carriers to bring along her dog and cat, holding umpteen garage sales and finally selling her mission-style bungalow at a small profit – to retire in Paraguay as an […]

Not Many American Workers ‘Somewhat Confident’ On Retirement Plans

JILL B, A JUST TURNED 64- year-old, pre-retiree, admits she is “a little afraid” of what’s to come when the topic of financial security rears its head in friendly conversations. “I probably would be more afraid if I actually KNEW what’s coming,” she nervously laughs. Jill and her friends always thought The American Dream was […]

Seniors, Boomers — ‘We Want Jobs Now!’

Considering working after retirement? For whatever your reason to want to work instead of playing cards, fishingor gardening … this a good time to start planning or to start looking for the retirement job that’s right for you, or build your own retirement business. Whatever you choose, you could end up living at home or in an entirely different county. It really […]

Retirees Start New Businesses; Doing It Right

Business Plans Critical, Especially For Retirement Startups By Susan Klopfer, Author, speaker, blogger “Sue” and “Betsy” develop their biz plan. “I thought I left business and work and all of that snarly stuff – and now you want me to write down my business plans? To write down my goals? NOT!!” Sue is a newly […]

Retirement Planning; You, Me and the Department of Labor

You, Me and the Labor Department’s Top 10 Ways To Prepare For Retirement Financial security in retirement doesn’t just happen. It takes planning and commitment and, yes, money. Facts Fewer than half of Americans have calculated how much they need to save for retirement. In 2009, 13 percent of private industry workers with access to […]

Don’t worry if you are not a 1 percenter — you can still retire on less money and have fun, too!

Retirement should not mean depression and loneliness. Retirement planning means far more than addressing money issues, Jane C said. The retired nurse expected to feel happy upon retirement, but found herself “just miserable nearly every day,” instead. As a medical professional, Jane knew that her own loneliness, sadness, loss of sleep and other symptoms are […]