Where are the Best Places to Retire in 2012?

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My friend, Tom Corley, just released his list and book on the Best Places to Retire in 2012. Please check out his video from AOL in which he discusses the list.  Can you guess what was the Number 1 place to retire?

Caregiving Realities and Advice for Wives Caring for Their Spouses


The reality is that there are more than 40 million women who are the primary caregivers for a sick person and very often that person is the man that they’re married to.  This is often an “expected” role for the wive and most accept it as a duty that they have to handle.  What we [Read More…]

The “Don’t Worry” iPhone Ap for Keeping In Touch With Elderly Parents

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When retirees get older, it’s important that they maintain regular contact with their family and friends.  This can often be difficult to do and can cause much stress for all involved.  Fortunately I found this great ap through a wonderful site called Talk-Early-Talk-Often.com called the “Don’t Worry” ap which can be loaded onto an iPhone. [Read More…]

Out of Work and In Despair? Join Toastmasters!

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Unfortunately, recent news broadcasts and campaign ads seem to have a large supply of long term unemployed families to show their plight since the economic downturn of 2008.  Their situations obviously sadden me, but it also saddens me to have candidates use these families and their frustrations in these ads and point to them as [Read More…]

Getting More Out of Twitter


I love Twitter!  It’s an awesome way to get the latest news, it’s the best way to get relevant content on the topics that matter to you, and it’s a great way to share information with others.  My twitter account @Safe4Retirement posts information that is pertinent to retirement and the issues that matter to retirees [Read More…]

Easily Using Emoticoms on Your iPhone


As anyone who has read my book, ‘Safe 4 Retirement: The 4 Keys to a Safe Retirement’ knows, it’s important for retirees to stay involved with friends and family around them.  One of the best ways that retirees can do that is by using technology such as social media and smartphones.  One of the things [Read More…]

Volunteer Travel Opportunities in the New Year


The ability to travel extensively is one of the pleasures of retirement.  As much as I like to sit on the beach and read, my wife likes to get out and do good things for the planet and those around her during our vacations.  The wonderful thing is that there are now so many opportunities [Read More…]

Study at MIT Free of Charge

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As anyone who has read my book for retirees and pre-retirees, Safe 4 Retirement: The 4 Keys to a Safe Retirement knows, I’m a big fan of continuing education in retirement. In the book I write, “Grow your mind through classes. If you don’t have access to a local community college or the class schedule [Read More…]

Tablet Showdown: Nook vs. Kindle Fire


Well it’s time to get down to real holiday shopping.  And that means, shopping online.  And shopping online means using the wealth of information available to make the most knowledgeable purchases.  I think I have the camera figured out (ask my wife what color she wants) and the laptop figured out (it needs to be [Read More…]

Twitter Updates Its Look and Functionality

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As anyone who has read my book, Safe 4 Retirement: The 4 Keys to a Safe Retirement knows, I believe that technology is not only a great way for retirees to connect with each other but to stay up to speed with the world around them.  Twitter is a great tool that allows you to [Read More…]