Safest Places to Retire Overseas

The ideal place for me is the one in which it is most natural to live as a foreigner. –Italo Calvino I have been taking the magazine International Living for about 5 years now.  My husband and I are considering whether we want to venture away from our secure but expensive lifestyle here in the … [Read more…]

The Best Way to Prepare for Retirement!

“The question isn’t at what age I want to retire, it’s at what income.” – George Foreman Before I get into the topic I really want to discuss, I would like to provide all of you who are financially, socially and psychologically ready to retire a pdf document from Vanguard that discusses how to turn … [Read more…]

Are Dietary Supplements Safe?

“Just imagine, how much easier our lives would be if we were born with a ‘user guide or owner’s manual’ which could tell us what to eat and how to live healthy.” ― Erika M. Szabo For those of us who care about what we put in our mouths, the PBS FRONTLINE report on supplements that … [Read more…]

Ubiquinone vs Ubiquinol Review – And what are the Benefits of Coenzyme Q10 anyway?

Disclaimer – Before I start rambling I would first like to make a general disclaimer. The US supplement industry is a $37 billion industry. Like any other industry, its goal is to make itself essential to consumers. Except in cases of extreme deficiency, supplementation with any biologically active substance has not been conclusively shown to … [Read more…]

Best Body Yet!

“How old would you be if you didn’t know how old you was?” – Satchel Paige I decided to start the New Year by trying to develop the best body I can.  My first step as always is research. So what is the best body I can have?  As a sixty-something year old, I wanted … [Read more…]

Affordable Overseas Travel

“The gladdest moment in human life, me thinks, is a departure into unknown lands.” – Sir Richard Burton We Baby Boomers are a traveling group. AARP took a 2014 survey to uncover travel trends for 2015.  In a survey of more than 1,000 members  AARP found that Baby Boomers planned to take between 4 and 5 … [Read more…]

How to Maintain a Healthy Brain

“It is necessary to relax your muscles when you can. Relaxing your brain is fatal.” – Stirling Moss One of our most treasured attributes is our brain.  We want to be able to think clearly, remember accurately and make thoughtful decisions.  Certainly there are diseases like dementia and strokes that impact our cognitive abilities, but … [Read more…]

How To Retire Worry-free!

“If you ask what is the single most important key to longevity, I would have to say it is avoiding worry, stress and tension. And if you didn’t ask me, I’d still have to say it.” – George F. Burns Most authors that address how to retire worry-free discuss finances. My other blogs thus far are … [Read more…]

How Much Do I Need In Retirement?

Annual income twenty pounds, annual expenditure nineteen six, result happiness. Annual income twenty pounds, annual expenditure twenty pound ought and six, result misery. –Charles Dickens How much do I need to make to live comfortably is very-very-very personal. In my article “How to Supplement a Retirement Income” I referenced the “4% rule”. Generally speaking, it … [Read more…]