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Designing Your Retirement

Have you considered designing your retirement, planning how you want to live in this next phase of your life?

Gone are the days of automatically presuming you will have a traditional retirement. So many possibilities exist. The more you consider how you want to live your life the more likely you are to achieve that life. We are fortunate to live in an era and a country where planning how you want to live your life is possible.

How would you like your life to be?

What are your big dreams, your unfulfilled bucket list, your ambitions, challenges that you’d love to conquer? Who are the people you want to be with? Where would you like to spend your time?  Designing your retirement is about taking charge of your own life, determining what really matters to you and what brings you purpose, fulfillment and satisfaction.

At Young at Heart we are not promoting one style of retirement over another. We encourage everyone to make choices that best suit them and the life they want to live. Of course this must also consider the needs and dreams of the people who are important in their lives.

Traditional, Employed or Entrepreneurial?

Will you choose a traditional retirement? Perhaps you are considering some employment to boost your retirement savings? Or maybe a part of your would love to be entrepreneurial? Perhaps you’d like to challenge yourself to learn some new skills and develop an online business, or a traditional business promoted online?

You deserve a happy fulfilling retirement. The choices are yours, to build a lifestyle that suits who you really are. Whatever lifestyle you choose, BoomersNextStep is here to help you design your retirement.

Articles

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  • Live life to the full and do the things you love to do – Video July 14, 2020
    Lee and Paul O’Connor are adventurous travellers who have written a book titled “We Did It Our Way”. In this book they tell wonderful stories of travel adventures – one year on motorcycles, travelling 80,000km through 40 countries.
  • Challenging Traditional Retirement June 15, 2020
    With the trend of people living longer many people worldwide are challenging the paradigm of a traditional retirement. An increasing number of baby boomers are questioning the retirement goal of leaving work at 65 for a life of leisure.
  • A Story Of Resilience: How To Overcome Bankruptcy, Obesity and Prescribed Medication – Video June 15, 2020
    When something shattering happens in your life you have two choices: give up or be resilient.  Roxie Bennett chose resilience. She lost 20 kg in 12 weeks, overcame her use of prescription medicines and re-established her life after bankruptcy. Now she shares this with clients as a life coach and author of a new book ...
  • Be Inspired To Create Online Income For Retirement June 6, 2020
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  • Photographic Memories: Your Family Legacy May 31, 2020
    Geoff and Di East were enjoying a trip of a lifetime and creating photographic memories of their travels when they started to question their own busy lives at home. They loved the freedom of cruising, exploring the islands and the unique culture of Vanuatu and New Caledonia. It was during this sailing adventure that they ...
  • Ordinary country women living extraordinary country lives May 26, 2020
    Robin McConchie, retired ABC journalist, tells wonderful stories of country women through her interviews.
  • Books Change Lives – Yours Can Too! May 21, 2020
    Have you ever felt the desire to write a book but had no idea where to start?  In this interview Bev Ryan shares with us her path to being a Book Coach, guiding non-fiction authors from vague ideas to published book. https://youtu.be/zyjiSz9zPN0 Mid-life career crisis Like many of us, Bev Ryan had a mid-life career crisis.  She’d started ...
  • The Value of Experience vs Ageism May 12, 2020
    In this video Catherine Palin-Brinkworth reflects on the value of her experience through success, serious set-backs, and ageism.
  • Do I have enough money to retire? October 14, 2019
    “Do I have enough money to retire?” is a question that is asked many times every day by people who are approaching or have reached retirement age. This generation known as baby boomers has always charted an original course. While baby boomers have grown to become leaders of industry, published scientists and scholars, brilliant artists, musicians ...
  • How Baby Boomers Can Create Extra Retirement Income September 14, 2019
    Do you feel like you might need to create extra retirement income? Are you hurtling towards retirement age only to realise that your retirement income is going to be less than you need to live a comfortable retirement lifestyle? Would you like to generate additional income but you really do not want to have a ...
  • Live Full, Die Empty: Do You Need To Change Your Life? August 24, 2019
    “Live Full, Die Empty” (Les Brown) Will you have any regrets on your deathbed?  It’s a morbid topic, we know, but . . . it can help form our decisions on how we live our lives right now! The Top Five Regrets of the Dying Republished on BoomersNextStep with the express permission of the authors, Greg and Fiona ...
  • How Bad is it to Carry Debt in Retirement? August 15, 2019
    How to Prevent Carrying Debt in Retirement? There’s no denying that the baby boom generation has left a lasting impact on the world. This generation has spent the last several decades as the leaders of almost every industry, and continue to play major roles in politics, entertainment, science, agriculture, medicine and pretty much any other market ...
  • 6 Things You Need To Know Before Retiring To Another Country August 7, 2019
    Retiring to another country is a very popular option for many people.  Malaysia and Thailand are the top retirement countries for Australians, while many in the USA move to Panama, Costa Rica and Mexico.  UK citizens have been flocking to southern European countries in recent years for their retirement, but this may be affected by ...
  • The Freedom of Retirement May 19, 2019
    Would you like to combine freedom and income in your retirement planning? For many years the golden freedom of retirement was dangled in front of our generation of baby boomers. We aspired to “retire early”, encouraged by the financial planning advertisements of the 1980s. Retirement was considered the reward for a lifetime of working hard. It ...
  • Five Tips To Create Your Own Retirement Lifestyle Business April 5, 2019
    Imagine creating a retirement business from the comfort of your home. You could be the boss of your very own retirement lifestyle business. You’d be developing business ideas, expressing your creativity, creating your rules, building your own business. Your work could fit around other things that matter to you, without sacrificing your dedication to the business or ...
  • Flexible Job for Baby Boomers – How to Enjoy a Retirement Vibe Without Retiring March 13, 2019
     beBaby Boomers – How to Enjoy a Retirement Vibe Without Retiring My 79-year-old widowed mother has a part-time job aiding elderly people in their homes. I used to be amused by saying that; I mean, 79 is elderly, isn’t it? The fact is, her paid work is a mere four hours a week, a small piece of ...
  • Women….Plan For Retirement, Not Burnout February 22, 2019
      When chatting with a group of third age women recently I was struck by how few had consciously planned how they would leave the workforce. Indeed, some were struggling to deal with the reality of being physically or emotionally unable to continue in their roles and adjusting to premature retirement. Work isn’t for the faint-hearted! One woman had ...
  • 5 Surprising Baby Boomers Lifestyle Trends June 8, 2018
    Lifestyle Trends of Baby Boomers Born before the arrival of the internet and smartphones, baby boomers are too often judged as being technologically backward and stuck in the past. They are not generally considered lifestyle trend influencers. Pigeon-holed as a ticking pension bomb, there has been a misconception that boomers would suddenly retire on en-mass, as soon ...
  • Planning to Retire? Five Important Issues Infographic September 30, 2017
    This infographic is a summary of the blog post Planning to Retire? Five Issues You Must Discuss With Your Partner previously published on this site.  The issues which are listed are very broad topics and this is just a brief introduction. Each of the issues will be discussed in more detail in future blog posts on this ...
  • Do You Need Some Passion and Purpose? September 25, 2017
    Many older workers have lost all sense of passion and purpose because of unhappy work situations.  Retirement looms. What do they really love to do? What gives them a sense of purpose? Get our retirement lifestyle guide to help you start planning your future.
  • Reinvent Your Life In Retirement September 25, 2017
    Is it possible to reinvent yourself? You’ve probably spent your life thinking that by the time you reach “a certain age” you’ll have it all together. But sometimes the path you want to follow just gets more confusing…. Where you thought there’d be a pathway in front of you there is just crazy paving! Start planning now Life is too ...
  • Living The Retirement Dream August 7, 2017
    What is your retirement dream? “I have a retirement plan.  I plan on sailing.” My husband David retired after a long and satisfying career this year. Everyone – family, friends and work colleagues – knew what his plan was. On his last day at work he even wore the t-shirt that bore the message “I have a retirement ...
  • Volunteering in Retirement: 4 Great Community-Building Options for Boomers November 15, 2016
    While many seek alternative careers after they’ve retired, volunteering, whether as a part-time venture or a full-time gig, is a popular choice among boomers. And with good reason. Having worked hard to support yourself and your family throughout your career, you finally have the time to lend a helping hand to others, giving you a ...
  • 5 Ways on How to Manage Finances with Technology February 18, 2013
    Here’s an interesting bit of trivia: Did you know that between the years of 1946 and 1964, there were more than 76 million babies who were born in the United States? It is these individuals who make up what is known as the “baby boomer generation”. This means that many of them recall the invention ...

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