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Moving house scores 20 on the Holmes and Rahe Stress Scale. If you are moving as part of your retirement plans then your stress levels might be even higher; retirement in itself is considered by many as number 10 in the 10 most stressful life events. Here are our tips …

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Think you want to retire in a different location to your current home? Then it might be time to get out your crystal ball, or at least apply some ‘what if’ scenarios. Relocating in retirement can be a wonderful experience but it can also come with pitfalls. We certainly made …

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Whether your are embarking on a sea change, downsizing your home, setting off to travel the world or just staying put, decluttering means huge benefits for you, your family and probably your local op shop.  Read on for our decluttering for retirement tips. [This is a guest post by Mim …

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International travel planning is for us where the journey begins; let us share some tips on how we plan and book our travel. We love to travel (I know, I keep telling you that don’t I), and for us the journey begins long before we board a flight …

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Using daily management tools (or time management in retirement) is perhaps even more important now than when in full time employment. One of the greatest challenges of the newly retired is finding purpose and satisfaction in life. During our years of employment, goals and objectives are often set externally by …

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David is 58 years old and Gill 48. It is just on two and a half years since David retired as a management professional, or as he describes it, started his ‘gap decade’. Gill continues to work full-time in a busy senior management role. David and Gill are tertiary …

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Budgeting, it sounds so boring doesn’t it? Keeping receipts, entering them into a spreadsheet …..yawn. At Retiring not Shy! we are very aware that retirement is about much more than money. However, money is an essential tool in our lives which allows us to do many things which bring …

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If you are 65 and already have several millions to play with, questions raised in my previous post on Getting Started are not so much of a worry. If you are much younger and are developing a “retirement vision” then START PLANNING NOW! If you are fortunate enough to have …

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Many years ago my lovely and gifted friend Suzie St George from Reach Potential introduced me to a simple yet powerful tool: The Wheel of Life. The Wheel is a great tool for both evaluating your current level of satisfaction with life and for visioning how you wish your life …

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First, get good advice on legal entities and structures, legal requirements and tax implications. Alternatively, you could just win the lottery but “Hope is not a strategy” – Auld Fahrt Wisdom. So far that hasn’t worked for us! We started with a financial planner, thinking that we were simply going …

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