Retirement Blog Posts

5 Situations Where You Need Short-Term Health Coverage

5 Situations Where You Need Short-Term Health Coverage

Posted by Lauren McNitt on March 2, 2016 in Life Transitions

Short-term health insurance can be critical to ensuring you are covered with no gaps throughout the transition periods in your life. Below are examples of five life transitions during which you would need short-term health insurance. 1. You started a new job and are waiting for your employer's insurance to start. A short-term health insurance plan may be a great solution for you if you are moving from one job to another. Your former company's plan will lapse once you leave, and many companies don't provide health insurance on your start date, but rather 60 or 90 days after. Keep in mind that you will not be eligible for Cobra if you opt for short-term coverage.... Read More ...

6 Best Places to Retire

6 Best Places to Retire

Posted by Eric Rosenberg on February 24, 2016 in Life Transitions

Retirement is a big part of the American Dream. However, with the decline of defined benefit pension plans, affording a comfortable retirement can be a challenge. Money savvy individuals are finding that moving to a less expensive location can stretch those retirement dollars further. Enjoy this list of the 6 best retirement destinations to spend your golden years—and your budget!... Read More ...

Retirement Planning: Advantages and Disadvantages of Early Retirement

Retirement Planning: Advantages and Disadvantages of Early Retirement

Posted by Ashley Norman on January 20, 2016 in Life Transitions

Early retirement is often an opportunity to restore order to a proper life balance by spending more time with family and working on your favorite hobbies. But with these joyous prospects comes an income reduction, regardless of whether you take Social Security or an early pension. Different employers have different plans, but it pays to be aware of both the advantages and disadvantages of taking an early retirement.... Read More ...

What to Do After Retirement

What to Do After Retirement

Posted by Jarred Juett on April 7, 2014 in Life Transitions

Most people dream of the day when they can finally retire and have as much free time as they could want. However, when that day finally arrives, many people find they don’t know what to do with all of the extra time they now have on their hands—time that used to be spent working. Retirement... Read More ...

How To Retire Early

How To Retire Early

Posted by Ryan Love on March 27, 2014 in Life Transitions

It is no secret that most of us fantasize about retiring early in order to explore the world or immerse ourselves in hobbies that we have never had time for in the past. However, before you can actually retire, you have to properly prepare for it. There are certain steps you can take in order... Read More ...

Retirement Travel Ideas

Retirement Travel Ideas

Posted by Muhammad Yasin on October 9, 2012 in Travel

Retirement is often called your “golden years,” and they’re called that for a reason: you finally have the time and freedom to do the things you have always wanted to do, and go to the places you have always wanted to see. Traveling as a senior may not seem like it would be much different from any other part of your life, but you may be surprised at some of the differences.... Read More ...