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How to plan for the perfect retirement

Retirement represents a daunting – and often unwelcome – life change because it is usually accompanied by deteriorating health, diminishing wealth, and a curtailment of lifestyle and living conditions.  This adjustment can be very difficult, and it affects not just the person or couple nearing retirement, but their children and extended family too. As South…

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How to plan for the perfect retirement #1 Where would you like to live?

When it comes to deciding on where to settle in retirement, your options are as follows: Stay where...

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How to plan for the perfect retirement #2 Pride & Prejudice

If you hail from the baby boomer generation, you may want to sell up and travel the world, or stay p...

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How to plan for the perfect retirement #3 Letting go of the past

Change is always challenging, and the prospect of a significant lifestyle change late in life can be...

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How to plan for the perfect retirement #4 Vulnerability to Crime

If you do decide that you want to continue living independently, you’ll need to consider the issue...

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How to plan for the perfect retirement #5 Prevention is better than Cure

Healthcare is expensive, so it makes sense to remain active and healthy as long as possible.  I...

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How to plan for the perfect retirement #6 Health Matters

Even when living a healthy lifestyle, no one can predict with certainty what the future holds.  ...

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How to plan for the perfect retirement #7 Aging in Place

Moving home is generally an exhausting and disruptive process, but even more so for the elderly.&nbs...

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How to plan for the perfect retirement #8 Loss of Dignity

The idea of becoming reliant on strangers for help with basic daily tasks and functions in later lif...

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How to plan for the perfect retirement #9 Loneliness and isolation

Deteriorating health can be debilitating, but many elderly people also fall victim to loneliness, bo...

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