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Single Retirement (7 Tips to Ward off Loneliness)

there's 10 000 people turn in 65 every day and one half of this population is reaching this age on their own so you're not alone in this phase you need to know that you aren't alone but retiring solo does increase your risk of actually being lonely which can have detrimental impact on your health today we're going to talk about retiring alone or the new buzzword of solo retirement so if you're watching this and you say well that doesn't apply to me and you're a woman stay tuned the reason i say that is unfortunately seven out of ten or seventy percent of baby boomer aged women actually outlive their husbands what are you gonna do with that why are you laughing what are you gonna do without me i don't know what i'll do with that party anyway there's 10 000 people turning 65 every day and one half of this population is reaching this age on their own so you're not alone in this phase you need to know that you aren't alone but retiring solo does increase your risk of actually being lonely which can have detrimental impact on your health so this idea of emotional loneliness you know that people over 65 who suffer from that they have an 18 increase in their mortality rates which is scary so today we'll give you seven strategies to help ward off loneliness and overcome isolation to live a more fulfilling life as a solo retiree so here's the first strategy and this is really important overcoming your financial insecurities now if you are a single woman now or a single person and you're retiring and you don't really have a handle on your finances that's a problem and you're going to be stuck and stifled and not be able to move forward so you need to hire a financial planner and understand your finances and frankly if you're a couple watching this and one of the two of you really gets finances well and the other one doesn't that's not a good place to be no if you're listening to this both of you should pay attention and share the financial information as well as the financial burdens now because ultimately if you listen to that first statistic if you're a woman 70 of us will end up as a solo retiree outliving our partner that's just the medical history that's just the facts you know there are friends down the street who purchased the house from this elderly couple and unfortunately her husband passed away and she decided she wanted to downsize she went to sell the house they got all the way down the road to the closing right and realized he had never changed the title of the house so it took another three months to close and it's just because she had no idea they weren't really sharing the information so it is really important yep so get your finances in order we're not financial planners but definitely find one that was strategy number one strategy number two create a small support group of peers like mark said you're not alone there are many other people in the same place and you want to be able to share your struggles and successes with them yeah because it's it's tough to be alone and it's tough to really be alone but if you can be alone with another person who's alone then you're not alone anymore right that makes sense right kind of yeah good theory i mean you could do weekly coffee you know pick up a class or do some exercise or even just take a long walk it's important to make sure that you connect and have a group of peers yeah relationships are key and having a support group really helps so strategy three is along the lines of that but we're really suggesting that every day you talk to someone on the phone and person whatever it might be make sure you have a conversation with another human being every single day and it might make sense to make a list of people that you can call absolutely makes sense you know friends and family and neighbors you know and never feel like you're imposing and like mark said don't let a day go by that you're not involved in a conversation now it's always better in person because it feels better but if you can't be in person bad weather you know covet kept us all locked up a little bit at least call but be there and frankly what's helpful is not only for you to reach out to get some communication help but be the one supporting other people that's a great way to start having some conversations in a peer group that you're leading it so connect with someone every day strategy number four have a daily plan and a schedule something that adds structure to your life so that you're not always wondering what am i going to do today what's the morning going to be like how am i going to make it through the afternoon really set the tone from the day in the morning now good habits and routines are important and i know a lot of people that like to get up they've worked their whole life and they're retired now and they want to get up and just have a cup of coffee and watch tv watch a little more tv have some more coffee but before you know it it's 11 o'clock and you haven't talked to anybody and you really haven't done much so setting some schedule and some time some self-care time with friends and frankly limit tv i mean i you know watching tv every morning from 7 a.m till noon it's not healthy no but you could even schedule some time to learn to pick up a class to go to the library to read to children to find things in your community that you could do to be helpful and that makes you not alone and isolated so here's the fifth strategy and you've heard this from us so many times and it just makes so much sense this one does come up in a lot of our videos because it helps in so many areas of your life the fifth strategy is exercise every single day move your body move it get up and move it do you know that if you walk 20 minutes a day every day for 20 minutes you can add five years to your life so what about walking with a friend and 20 minutes that's easy walk for 30 minutes with someone and have a chat and catch up so you're now you're exercising and you're communicating with someone you know as we all age movement does become harder but you need to be as active as you can and just know that you can do 20 minutes a day so we hope you do that take it seriously so now let's talk about strategy number six volunteering you know there's so many benefits with volunteering and it's become such a huge part of our retirement transformation program and you know we do bring it up a lot volunteering sharing your wisdom creating your community you know providing yourself with fulfillment sharing and searching your passions we bring that up a lot but it does help with this loneliness and the potential for isolation you know you instantly can find a community of people when you start to volunteer and it could be as basic as working at the local food bank or the library or something but you're going to find dozens of other people in the same position you are in looking for communities so it's really important to give this a shot absolutely strategy number seven would be to try new things learn technology mark and i did a talk one day and there was a bunch of people in the room and one lady raised her hand talking because we were bringing up this strategy about learning technology her name was ava she raised her hand and she talked about the world that technology opened to her allowing her to connect with her family over in italy and how they structured it how she learned face time how she learned zoom how she learned to be able to work all of the technology in her house to really ward off that loneliness and you know how she did it remember her story she got one of her grandchildren to sit with her and work on the iphone with her to learn how to do face time she couldn't believe in her mind that it could happen and then in the end how easy it was for her right so but it really made her feel connected and less lonely and i think utilizing technology in that way is really smart and learn from a younger person it's nice in a community to have people your own age and people younger so and while you're learning technology look for online courses that are out there look for some online learning that can engage you i did that when i went to the university of pennsylvania and i took an entire online online course and i got to zoom in with other kids college kids college kids and i was the old lady but that was great and i made a lot of great contacts doing that no a big thing to remember is you're not alone you can ward off this loneliness but you need to be proactive work on the seven strategies we just mentioned above and listen if you enjoy this please share with your friends and also please subscribe by clicking the subscribe button below don't forget to join our free facebook community the link is down below and it's very interactive where jody and i go live each week you get to ask questions and we can communicate with each other and thanks for listening and we look forward to seeing you again

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Things We Wished We Knew Before Retirement

Well it's great to be with you all again it's 
another video day for us – It is – So things that   we wish we knew before we retired almost 
sounds like a country music song there Tina   – And I guess you must be feeling lucky 
today Norm – Oh yeah got my lucky shirt   on so because we're filming been to 
Costco – Got the great deals haven't we   – We have so one of the things that we wish we knew 
before we retired was how free it is how stress   free no longer having to get up and go through the 
morning ritual of preparing yourself to go to work   and being accountable to somebody else all 
day long it's wonderful to be accountable to   your own self and your partner that's it 
you're your own person and it's such a freeing   feeling and we saw that with Tina when she gave 
up work the amount of stress we hadn't realized   until a few years after retirement just how 
different she was she'd lost all that stress of   meeting quotas and all that good stuff – And I think 
I'll just add Norm that when you're actually doing   the job you actually don't think it is stressful 
you don't think you are under all this   stress until you stop it do something else and 
you think wow this is a lot better we like this   it's great so just being accountable to ourselves 
we love it don't we – It is totally life changing   – One thing that we do think is very important 
before you retire is you do need to have a   discussion with your partner as to what it is 
that the ideas that you're both thinking you   have when you're going to retire you do need to 
have some goals about, do you want to travel do   you want to garden or do hobbies do you want 
to stay home you really do need to have that   conversation to make sure you're both on the 
same page – I think it is it is important and   we hear a lot from some comments especially 
married women who are saying that their husband   their frightened the husband will get under their feet 
because he'll be hanging around all the time in   retirement but that really isn't the case – Not 
for us is it – We've been secure as a couple for   the longest time and retirement hasn't changed 
how we feel about each other and about what   our expectations of each other is it's not as if 
we've all of a sudden being locked up together in   retirement (no) so it is important to figure out 
what you both want out of retirement and to have   that discussion a few years before you actually 
do retire (yeah) one thing to bear in mind is   the first few years of your retirement you'll 
be your most healthy so just use that health and   strength that you do have in the early years 
to achieve some of the goals that you want   – Yeah and if you want to be traveling do it while 
you've got that – Don't think about traveling if   that's on your list just do it right away – Yeah 
absolutely and that's what we've done isn't   it when we retired we just traveled everywhere 
didn't we it was great – About two years before we   retired we had an inspector come to the house 
for I don't even remember what it was but it was   some form of home inspection that we had to and 
so we got chatting with him because he was a few   years older than us but not that much and he told 
us that he had a house very similar to ours that   he had sold and now he was living an apartment 
and he went through the whole process of them   and how they moved to the apartment and how 
it was such an improvement on their life   and it was something we'd never ever considered 
– This was big news to us wasn't it we never even   thought about renting an apartment – We had been 
homeowners since we were 19 years old so to rent   we had that preconceived idea that it was throwing 
money away but the more that we looked into it so   after he left the next couple of days we spent 
many hours thinking about this we did a budget   of how much it cost to keep our mortgage free 
home – Yeah crunched all the numbers – And what the   rent would be and if we had sold the house and it 
made more and more sense to us to sell the house   to downsize into an apartment bank the money 
from the house live off that as an investment and   that's what we did – And that's what we did didn't 
we – But had that guy not come to our house we might   never have come up with that idea – No because 
originally we had thought that we would just   buy a smaller house didn't we – That's right yeah 
– So part of our decision when we had actually now   decided that we were going to rent and we realized 
that would take care of we wouldn't have all this   maintenance and stuff like that to do we decided 
after we started looking at apartments that if   we moved to a cheaper area could we benefit by 
getting the same as what we wanted in an apartment   but would it cost us less money so the more 
we looked into it we did have a family member   who lived in a cheaper place so we looked 
at the equivalent of renting an apartment   in this new place and it was so much cheaper 
wasn't it Norm – Because we initially thought   we would just sell our house and stay in 
the same area so we started shopping for   apartments to find out how much they cost and the 
availability and we were pretty surprised that   at the expense of them but we were prepared 
to pay that (yeah) and then we came to a what   you would call it a small town that's cheaper 
(yeah) we came to visit a family member here and so   we started looking around at the apartments here 
and they were substantially cheaper about $800   a month cheaper than where we were initially going 
to – Yeah and not only that Norm there was a lot of   extras with it wasn't that we got there was 
underground parking and what else a swimming pool   – And laundry facilities in the apartment – And that 
was one thing the gentleman had told us he didn't   have on-suite laundry he had it in a laundry room 
so we wanted that – But coming to the cheaper town   it wasn't just the rents that were 
cheaper everything was cheaper   the Tina's hairdresser as we've 
said in the past was cheaper it just permeated everything so our budget became 
so attainable (yeah) by moving – That gave us a lot   more money to be able to travel didn't it because 
we thought if we can save money on a daily basis   and it worked perfect didn't it – It did it was 
great, take a look at that if you do have family   that live in an area that might be cheaper or 
just consider going not knowing anybody – No it's   like a new adventure isn't it a new chapter in 
your life because we've made friends here and   they don't have any family just here but they've 
made it a new place for them haven't they – A lot   of people have moved out of the big cities to a 
small town because it's it's far more conducive to   retirement (yes) and friendlier another 
thing that you really need to consider   is where your friends are going to come from 
in retirement because once you leave work   those friendships tend to wither away because 
the only common bond you have was your job   your workplace so we've never 
really had lasting friendships from   work colleagues they've always been outside 
of there so it's it's critically important   to continue looking for friendships in retirement 
and being outgoing and prepared to speak to people   Tina when we moved to this apartment building 
they did have a social room and they did a coffee   morning and so she would go down there and we 
found out so much information about the town and   businesses to use – It was great wasn't it – It was – It 
was kind of my mission wasn't it to find out   new information and to try and make new friends 
which we did and we made some fabulous friendships   – Well in particular there was one couple that Tina 
made struck up a friendship with and they in turn   have introduced us to another couple yeah and then 
they in turn have introduced us to another couple   so that's how it goes – Yeah so now we've got 
a group of really close nice friends that we   socialize with don't we – And the thing that we have 
in common isn't an employer it's being retired   – It is isn't it – It really is so don't be afraid 
of striking out to a new city a new town   because it's relatively easy to make friendships 
– Yeah you just have to push yourself out there   a little don't you and be confident to going to 
things and it's very exciting isn't it so we hope   that everybody is staying safe – And keeping 
well – Until the next time bye bye, bye bye

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Single Retirement (7 Tips to Ward off Loneliness)

there's 10 000 people turn in 65 every day and one half of this population is reaching this age on their own so you're not alone in this phase you need to know that you aren't alone but retiring solo does increase your risk of actually being lonely which can have detrimental impact on your health today we're going to talk about retiring alone or the new buzzword of solo retirement so if you're watching this and you say well that doesn't apply to me and you're a woman stay tuned the reason i say that is unfortunately seven out of ten or seventy percent of baby boomer aged women actually outlive their husbands what are you gonna do with that why are you laughing what are you gonna do without me i don't know what i'll do with that party anyway there's 10 000 people turning 65 every day and one half of this population is reaching this age on their own so you're not alone in this phase you need to know that you aren't alone but retiring solo does increase your risk of actually being lonely which can have detrimental impact on your health so this idea of emotional loneliness you know that people over 65 who suffer from that they have an 18 increase in their mortality rates which is scary so today we'll give you seven strategies to help ward off loneliness and overcome isolation to live a more fulfilling life as a solo retiree so here's the first strategy and this is really important overcoming your financial insecurities now if you are a single woman now or a single person and you're retiring and you don't really have a handle on your finances that's a problem and you're going to be stuck and stifled and not be able to move forward so you need to hire a financial planner and understand your finances and frankly if you're a couple watching this and one of the two of you really gets finances well and the other one doesn't that's not a good place to be no if you're listening to this both of you should pay attention and share the financial information as well as the financial burdens now because ultimately if you listen to that first statistic if you're a woman 70 of us will end up as a solo retiree outliving our partner that's just the medical history that's just the facts you know there are friends down the street who purchased the house from this elderly couple and unfortunately her husband passed away and she decided she wanted to downsize she went to sell the house they got all the way down the road to the closing right and realized he had never changed the title of the house so it took another three months to close and it's just because she had no idea they weren't really sharing the information so it is really important yep so get your finances in order we're not financial planners but definitely find one that was strategy number one strategy number two create a small support group of peers like mark said you're not alone there are many other people in the same place and you want to be able to share your struggles and successes with them yeah because it's it's tough to be alone and it's tough to really be alone but if you can be alone with another person who's alone then you're not alone anymore right that makes sense right kind of yeah good theory i mean you could do weekly coffee you know pick up a class or do some exercise or even just take a long walk it's important to make sure that you connect and have a group of peers yeah relationships are key and having a support group really helps so strategy three is along the lines of that but we're really suggesting that every day you talk to someone on the phone and person whatever it might be make sure you have a conversation with another human being every single day and it might make sense to make a list of people that you can call absolutely makes sense you know friends and family and neighbors you know and never feel like you're imposing and like mark said don't let a day go by that you're not involved in a conversation now it's always better in person because it feels better but if you can't be in person bad weather you know covet kept us all locked up a little bit at least call but be there and frankly what's helpful is not only for you to reach out to get some communication help but be the one supporting other people that's a great way to start having some conversations in a peer group that you're leading it so connect with someone every day strategy number four have a daily plan and a schedule something that adds structure to your life so that you're not always wondering what am i going to do today what's the morning going to be like how am i going to make it through the afternoon really set the tone from the day in the morning now good habits and routines are important and i know a lot of people that like to get up they've worked their whole life and they're retired now and they want to get up and just have a cup of coffee and watch tv watch a little more tv have some more coffee but before you know it it's 11 o'clock and you haven't talked to anybody and you really haven't done much so setting some schedule and some time some self-care time with friends and frankly limit tv i mean i you know watching tv every morning from 7 a.m till noon it's not healthy no but you could even schedule some time to learn to pick up a class to go to the library to read to children to find things in your community that you could do to be helpful and that makes you not alone and isolated so here's the fifth strategy and you've heard this from us so many times and it just makes so much sense this one does come up in a lot of our videos because it helps in so many areas of your life the fifth strategy is exercise every single day move your body move it get up and move it do you know that if you walk 20 minutes a day every day for 20 minutes you can add five years to your life so what about walking with a friend and 20 minutes that's easy walk for 30 minutes with someone and have a chat and catch up so you're now you're exercising and you're communicating with someone you know as we all age movement does become harder but you need to be as active as you can and just know that you can do 20 minutes a day so we hope you do that take it seriously so now let's talk about strategy number six volunteering you know there's so many benefits with volunteering and it's become such a huge part of our retirement transformation program and you know we do bring it up a lot volunteering sharing your wisdom creating your community you know providing yourself with fulfillment sharing and searching your passions we bring that up a lot but it does help with this loneliness and the potential for isolation you know you instantly can find a community of people when you start to volunteer and it could be as basic as working at the local food bank or the library or something but you're going to find dozens of other people in the same position you are in looking for communities so it's really important to give this a shot absolutely strategy number seven would be to try new things learn technology mark and i did a talk one day and there was a bunch of people in the room and one lady raised her hand talking because we were bringing up this strategy about learning technology her name was ava she raised her hand and she talked about the world that technology opened to her allowing her to connect with her family over in italy and how they structured it how she learned face time how she learned zoom how she learned to be able to work all of the technology in her house to really ward off that loneliness and you know how she did it remember her story she got one of her grandchildren to sit with her and work on the iphone with her to learn how to do face time she couldn't believe in her mind that it could happen and then in the end how easy it was for her right so but it really made her feel connected and less lonely and i think utilizing technology in that way is really smart and learn from a younger person it's nice in a community to have people your own age and people younger so and while you're learning technology look for online courses that are out there look for some online learning that can engage you i did that when i went to the university of pennsylvania and i took an entire online online course and i got to zoom in with other kids college kids college kids and i was the old lady but that was great and i made a lot of great contacts doing that no a big thing to remember is you're not alone you can ward off this loneliness but you need to be proactive work on the seven strategies we just mentioned above and listen if you enjoy this please share with your friends and also please subscribe by clicking the subscribe button below don't forget to join our free facebook community the link is down below and it's very interactive where jody and i go live each week you get to ask questions and we can communicate with each other and thanks for listening and we look forward to seeing you again

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How We Retired Early With $540K At 40 In Colorado

I started getting
diagnosed with some fairly serious medical
ailments. I just began to realize
that I had been working for a retirement that I
may never enjoy. We just knew we wanted
the freedom to make our own choices with our
time. And that's where
financial independence came in. Then it turned
into how fast can we do this? Let's get it done
as fast as we can. We started to accumulate
real estate in the vein of let's have an
additional source of income besides my job. We accumulated 19 units
over the span of just from 2016 to 2019. I'm Debbie and I'm Chris. We are 43 and live in
Colorado and retired by the age of 40. I never wanted to be a
millionaire. That was never a goal,
even, you know, now in my forties, I just wanted
to have enough money to be able to pay my bills. When I was 21, 22,
somewhere in there, I remember reading The
Millionaire Next Door. It was eye opening to me
because the stories they highlighted in that book
were very similar to what we do. Once it became in
that realm of reality that I could maybe be a
millionaire, then I did become fascinated with
the idea of being a millionaire in both
healthy and unhealthy ways.

Once Debbie left her
job, we're now completely dependent on my job. Honestly, like, I'm sure
there was more than this, but I tell the story
that basically I just stopped going to Subway. Obviously, that's not
the whole case, but that's all it really
felt like. Once we started tracking
our spending a little bit better with budgeting, I
was the guy that was always trying to turn
the knob down on our spending. Chris used to think it
was fun to like try to spend $100 a month on
groceries and just eat what came out of the
pantry.

So we both kind of had
this thought, what if you want to leave your job
someday? That thought easily
turned into how can we use our money to buy us
more time? I was mainly hearing a
lot of stories about rental real estate. Some people were were
building mega empires with rental real estate.
I wasn't looking to do that. I just wanted to
have additional income. And in the in the
process of going from we don't know anything
about being landlords and real estate owners to
let's buy our first property, I scoured the
Internet and spent a lot of time listening to
podcasts, watching YouTube videos, reading
blogs and forums.

And we got this like
eight and a half by eleven vision board type
of thing. So it was just something
that we could write on with chalk that we had
in our kitchen that would remind us of our goals. And, and as I was
writing those goals down, I believe we had like by
the end of 2016, we were going to have two
properties and by the end of 2017 we were going to
have four properties. We were getting
properties that other people didn't want. There was something that
was a bit of an ugly duckling about them. For me, a very difficult
part of this was a lot of elbow grease, fixing up
the ugly things, working on the houses, getting
smoke, smells out, painting everything,
tearing a bunch of flooring out. I'm
spending full days over there. Chris is getting
off work. He's spending nights and
weekends over at these rental properties to get
them ready for tenants and make them nice
places to live.

And as we were doing
that, I'm still saving 50 to 60% of our income
through my paycheck. All the extra money we
weren't spending out of your paycheck was going
toward buying more rental homes. All of the cash
flow we were getting from rentals was going toward
buying more rental homes. We accumulated 19 units
over the span of just from 2016 to 2019.

So it was a pretty
pretty fast and furious four years. We actually ended up
reaching fire at least three years earlier than
we had projected. So gross income from our
rental properties can vary based on vacancy,
capital expenditure, rehab, repairs, those
kinds of things. But it is between 8 to
10000 per month and our net income from our
rental properties is between 4 to 6000 a
month. So the money we live off
of comes purely from our real estate investments. We do have mortgages on
all of our rental properties that we
consider business debt. Our tenants pay those
mortgages for us essentially, and rents
continue to rise as they do so as the mortgage
goes down. Right now, our
investments look like we have about $350,000 in a
combination of traditional IRAs and
Roth IRAs and a brokerage account, $35,000 set
aside in a 529 account for our girls and
another $20,000 in bonds.

The insurance that she
sells for one month a year provides that extra
cushion of safety or comfort, as well as some
other discretionary spending. Our budget now
in FIRE, it looks very similar to what it was
pre FIRE in that none of our categories really
went any different direction except for
travel. We usually have about
$10,000 in our travel budget over the course
of any time, and it's more than we spend. Instead of having a job
where I would work 48 weeks a year and have
four weeks off, I would say now that I work
probably four weeks a year and have 48 weeks
off.

And we found in our lives
that meaning and purpose are important to our
emotional and physical health. And part of that
is around work. We are really enjoying
having this freedom of time to make
connections, to travel and explore. Our
daughters are getting older whether we like it
or not. They'll be graduating
and I'm excited to be a part of of their lives
as they move forward into their next chapters and
have the abundance of time to be able to be in
their lives as much as they will allow us or as
much as as feels comfortable.

I think when we were
searching for financial independence, what we
wanted was freedom and independence from having
to go to a place and do with things someone else
told us to do. And we still want that
and we value that. But I think what we
found through it is a much deeper, fuller,
richer life..

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How 2024’s Record Retirement Numbers Could Spark a Recession | WSJ

– [Narrator] You're looking at
a chart of the US population, and these are the baby boomers. This year, a record number of them will reach
traditional retirement age. By 2030, they'll all be 65 or older. This is creating a fiscal problem because fewer taxable
workers means less money for social security. – If Congress does nothing,
we're gonna hit a major crisis.

– [Narrator] Here's how
this demographic shift threatens the future of one of the country's most
important government programs and what can be done to fix it. Baby boomers or those born between 1946 and 1964 have been propping
up the US economy for decades. – Their mere numbers
contributed for a long time to rapid economic growth and because every worker
contributed social security that made social security
look very healthy. – [Narrator] But as boomers
started exiting the workforce in 2008, the number of
retirees grew rapidly. – Not only do you have more
retirees collecting benefits for more years, you
have fewer young people entering the workforce
because birth rates were lower for their parents' generation, and that creates a squeeze
on both directions.

Higher expenses from all
those retirees living longer, lower payroll tax revenue from fewer people entering the labor force because of those declining birth rates. – [Narrator] This puts a lot
of pressure on social security and without policy change, projections show the trust
funds will be depleted in 2034. – There's a misconception out there that when the social security
trust fund is exhausted, the system is somehow
bankrupt and there's no money. Social security is an integral part of the federal government, and as long as the federal
government is not bankrupt, social security is not bankrupt. – What's really happening is
the program is running out of treasury bonds, which are basically IOUs
from the government. For many years, social security
was taking in more money than it needed to pay out in
benefits, so it lent money to the government to
use for other programs, and it got IOUs in return. – Around 10 years ago though,
that situation flipped around.

For the last decade, we've been
paying out more in benefits than we've been collecting
in social security revenue. – [Narrator] But because the program had so many IOUs stashed
away from previous years, it's been able to keep
paying benefits in full by cashing in on those IOUs. – Right now, there's
roughly $3 trillion in IOUs, but each year that $3 trillion stash gets a little bit smaller. By the year 2034, all of the
IOUs will have been cashed in. – That means retirees would see overnight about a 25% benefit cut. – [Narrator] This number will
likely increase as the number of workers per retiree continues to fall. – Simply because we're not about to go bankrupt doesn't
mean there's no problem.

There very much is a problem. – [Narrator] Studies
show that the majority of Americans rely on these
monthly benefits checks for retirement income. According to census bureau
data, about 50% of people between 55 and 66 years old
have no retirement savings. – Can you imagine right now if you had to take a 25% reduction
in your take home pay, you still have to pay rent. You gotta buy groceries,
you gotta pay utilities. – It's especially important for those who don't have college degrees, people on the lower end
of the income spectrum. – [Narrator] Fichtner says, when retirees have less retirement income, they also generally spend less money. – That means less economic activity. That means less employment because employers have to lay off people 'cause no longer is that money coming in. It's a ripple effect that could be basically a
senior induced recession. – But social security is only
meant to replace a percentage of a worker's pre-retirement income based on lifetime earnings. So as much as 78% for very
low earners to about 42% for medium earners and
28% for maximum earners. – This is three legged stool
we talk about all the time.

It's supposed to be social
security is one leg, your employer provided pension is a second leg and your
personal savings a third. Well, social security
is financial challenges. We don't have pensions really anymore. About 10% of the population has pensions and then it's hard to save on your own when you've gotta pay off student loans and housing costs are so high. – [Narrator] About half of Americans do have retirement accounts
like 401Ks and IRAs, but those are all subject to market risk. – I hear a lot, well,
those are 65 year olds.

Why do I have to worry
about the boomers today? Well, this impacts every
generation that's coming up behind. – They might not be asked to pay a slightly higher payroll tax. More important, they might be asked to work a little bit longer. – [Narrator] And like most
things in the economy, social security's funding
shortfall isn't an isolated issue. – It's one of the reasons
the federal budget deficits is as large as it is. It means that we have to borrow money, which means issuing bonds. That tends to put up
pressure on interest rates, which means it's harder to afford a house. It means that Congress might have to cut spending on other
programs like the military or the environment in order to make sure that there's enough money
for social security. – [Narrator] So what needs to
happen to put social security on more sound footing? Congress needs to pass a law. – Congress has stood still and not enhanced social
security since Richard Nixon.

– [Narrator] When and what kind of law, that we still don't know. There's been a number of proposed
solutions over the years. – This legislation demands that the wealthiest people in this country start paying their fair share of taxes, – But policymakers generally
disagree on whether to raise taxes or cut benefits. – You'll have two approaches
to how to solve this problem, and you're not gonna do it. – There's probably no single magic bullet, which will put social security
on a long-term footing. Instead, Congress is
probably going to have to look at a variety of steps which will collectively fix the problem.

– [Narrator] But economists
don't expect action to be taken anytime soon. – Everybody, including on Capitol Hill, knows that social security has a problem. Nobody, especially those in Capitol Hill, are prepared to do anything about it. – As we all apparently
agree, social security and Medicare is off the books now, right? They're not to be smart.
(clapping and cheering) – We all would wish that
politicians would show the political courage
necessary to tackle this now and not wait until the 11th hour. Benefits and changes to retirement programs
take a while to phase in. One of the last major reforms we had for social security were the 1983 reforms. – [Narrator] Those amendments
raised the retirement age to 67, but it took nearly
40 years to phase them in.

– There is a 10 year window, but we don't have 10 years to act. – There has to be some kind
of a legislative solution that comes along between now and then. By law, the program can't
borrow anywhere else. The program's too important,
too popular for it to basically be allowed
to run out of money..

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When someone says the word Retirement, what comes to your mind? Is it the age at which you would probably retire or is it the bank balance that you would have or the abundant time you will have to do whatever you like doing. I think it's a combination of all three. Because all these three require lots and lots of money. Yes, in today’s video we will talk about how you can retire successfully and can generate enough corpus that your lifestyle does not get affected at all. Hi, I'm Samarth, for the past 11 years, I have been working in the finance industry and I'm currently the investments lead at wint wealth. Retirement, it should essentially mean financial freedom. In today’s example we will assume that you started your job or career at 22 or 23 years of age. And as of today, your age is 30 years. For the next 20 years, we are assuming that you'll continue your active line of work, essentially meaning that you will retire by the age of 50. Wait, wait, wait! I know you might be wondering that this video was for early retirement.

See the idea is to let you know that what should be the method for retirement calculation. If you are a little aggressive on that, you might retire by 40 itself or by 45. It all depends on your consistency and your persistence. For the time being , we have calculated this on a very conservative way and hence 50 has been considered as the retirement age. So now we'll be focusing on the example and for this we will be looking at the excel sheet. By the way, this Excel sheet that you can see on the screen can be downloaded using the link in the description and also help us know in the comments if you found this Excel sheet to be useful.

Infact, you can also download sheet right now and use it live while watching the video. You can change the numbers and see if it is suiting you and how it can help you to achieve your retirement. We have assumed that your current age is 30 years. And you started your work life or your career or your job around 22 or 23 years of age. You want to retire at the age of 50 years, your life expectancy is around 80 years. Now because you have already worked for around 7-7.5 years, we are assuming that you have saved roughly two to two and a half lakh per year, so your total savings as on date would be 16 Lakh Rupees. How is this split? Majority portion of investment is done in mutual funds. I too personally, when I started my career, so majority savings (up to 80-90%) I used to do in mutual funds. And I used to split them into growth mutual funds and a small part into dividend mutual funds.

After that since you are doing a job, you will contribute towards EPF. So we have assumed that this is around three lakh rupees. For emergency fund, you have kept some money into FD or bank balance, which is around two lakh rupees, and then remaining money, you have explored another debt option that is public provident fund and under this you have invested two lakh rupees. Basis our assumption and calculation, on this entire corpus of 16 Lakh Rupees up to the age of retirement, that is for the next 20 years, you will generate 10% returns.

So this 16 Lakh Rupees will get converted to 1.15 Crore Rupees. Yes, You heard it right. Believe me, if you do the savings consistently and in a discipline way, your Corpus becomes massive slowly. By the time I had completed five years in my job, I had enough money to pay for my car all in cash. But does that mean that mean, I did so? No. By the way, if you want to know if it makes sense for you to buy a car or use services like Ola and Uber, please watch this video. Now we are assuming that your monthly take home salary is one lakh rupees. And out of this 60,000, that is 60% of your take home salary is spent by you. After that how much would be your savings? 40,000 Rupees. Now if you keep saving this monthly, consistently in a discipline way, then you can easily generate the amount of corpus such that during your retirement life, you can manage your lifestyle very easily and won’t be financially dependent on anyone.

Next assumption which we have taken is that on your salary you will get an increment of around 8%. I know you might be feeling that the 8% figure is too high but you must also consider that although there might be years when you get only 5% or 7%. I really wish you never get so low increments, but there will be years when you will switch your job or get promotion, when your increment might be 20%, 25%. During your pre retirement age, that is up to the age of 50 years we have assumed that years care, return 10% on the amount which you're investing and on the corpus, which you already have save.

Then after retirement this figure drops to 7%. I know you must be thinking this is low, but considering that after retirement your priority will be to save capital and also beat inflation to maintain your lifestyle 7% is a very healthy number. One very important assumption that we have taken is that after retirement there will be a lot of expenses that you won't be incurring. For example, your petrol and traveling expense will reduce substantially. Then it is also true that services like internet where you require a speed of 1 GB currently, will come down to 100 or 200 MBPS then. So that will reduce your expenses. And there are many other such expenses. Okay. So we have assumed that there will be reduction of around 20% to your expenses post retirement.

All these expenses have been adjusted against inflation at the rate of 6%. There are many such expenses which are incurred once or twice in our lifetime. One of them being expenses for sending your child for higher education. If on today’s date, you send your child for higher education so may be you will spend around 30-32 Lakh Rupees, to send the child at a very good institution. This we have assumed that when you will be 52 years old, this expense will occur and at that time, considering the inflation of 6%, this will be around 96 lakh rupees. Now that you have sent your child for higher education, then after he gets settled, probably he or she will get married.

Right? We have assumed that if today you got for their marriage then you will end up spending around 25 Lakh Rupees. According to your assumptions, this event will occur when you will be 60 years old. At that point of time, you will be spending around 80 Lakh Rupees. So this also has been built in, in this model. Last but not the least and definitely one of the most important is: medical expenses. As and when you age increases, simultaneously your medical needs will also probably increase. I really wish, this doesn’t happen but it is quite possible. So on a conservative basis, we have assumed that by the time you turn 65, you might end up needing a medical expense budget of around 50 lakh rupees. Right? Which up till then will be around 1.6 Crores, right. 35 years from now, it would be around 1.60 crores. So assuming all of this if you see all this calculation, then you will find that you would probably end up needing around 8.25 Crore Rupees as your Corpus so that you can retire comfortably.

If you are able to generate this corpus by investing around 40% of your salary basis the following assumptions, month to month, year on year in instruments, which help you generate good returns like mutual funds and corporate bonds for the early starters, and then slowly and slowly moving towards more of conservative investments, where you can easily generate 9.5-9.7%, then you'll be able to achieve this corpus and basis this calculation, that you can see in the third sheet post retirement, you will see that even after you turn 80 years of age around around one crude Rupe, you will still be left with. So if you save in a disciplined way, start investments, then you can easily achieve your retirement. Under this sheet, you can also put your other additional expenses basis your age.

If you will see we have provided Additional 1 to Additional 8 blank spaces, as when you enter there it'll automatically get calculated and you will keep getting the results. The larger your retirement corpus, easier will be your retirement life, the more you will be able to afford to give to your family and enjoy the moments with them. This is why Savings are important. This is why retirement planning is important. And if you're worried to know how you can make your portfolio stronger and better in this video, we have discussed few revenue streams, which will help you generate passive income along with maintaining the safety of your portfolio until you meet next time. Happy Winting!
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Things We Wished We Knew Before Retirement

Well it's great to be with you all again it's 
another video day for us – It is – So things that   we wish we knew before we retired almost 
sounds like a country music song there Tina   – And I guess you must be feeling lucky 
today Norm – Oh yeah got my lucky shirt   on so because we're filming been to 
Costco – Got the great deals haven't we   – We have so one of the things that we wish we knew 
before we retired was how free it is how stress   free no longer having to get up and go through the 
morning ritual of preparing yourself to go to work   and being accountable to somebody else all 
day long it's wonderful to be accountable to   your own self and your partner that's it 
you're your own person and it's such a freeing   feeling and we saw that with Tina when she gave 
up work the amount of stress we hadn't realized   until a few years after retirement just how 
different she was she'd lost all that stress of   meeting quotas and all that good stuff – And I think 
I'll just add Norm that when you're actually doing   the job you actually don't think it is stressful 
you don't think you are under all this   stress until you stop it do something else and 
you think wow this is a lot better we like this   it's great so just being accountable to ourselves 
we love it don't we – It is totally life changing   – One thing that we do think is very important 
before you retire is you do need to have a   discussion with your partner as to what it is 
that the ideas that you're both thinking you   have when you're going to retire you do need to 
have some goals about, do you want to travel do   you want to garden or do hobbies do you want 
to stay home you really do need to have that   conversation to make sure you're both on the 
same page – I think it is it is important and   we hear a lot from some comments especially 
married women who are saying that their husband   their frightened the husband will get under their feet 
because he'll be hanging around all the time in   retirement but that really isn't the case – Not 
for us is it – We've been secure as a couple for   the longest time and retirement hasn't changed 
how we feel about each other and about what   our expectations of each other is it's not as if 
we've all of a sudden being locked up together in   retirement (no) so it is important to figure out 
what you both want out of retirement and to have   that discussion a few years before you actually 
do retire (yeah) one thing to bear in mind is   the first few years of your retirement you'll 
be your most healthy so just use that health and   strength that you do have in the early years 
to achieve some of the goals that you want   – Yeah and if you want to be traveling do it while 
you've got that – Don't think about traveling if   that's on your list just do it right away – Yeah 
absolutely and that's what we've done isn't   it when we retired we just traveled everywhere 
didn't we it was great – About two years before we   retired we had an inspector come to the house 
for I don't even remember what it was but it was   some form of home inspection that we had to and 
so we got chatting with him because he was a few   years older than us but not that much and he told 
us that he had a house very similar to ours that   he had sold and now he was living an apartment 
and he went through the whole process of them   and how they moved to the apartment and how 
it was such an improvement on their life   and it was something we'd never ever considered 
– This was big news to us wasn't it we never even   thought about renting an apartment – We had been 
homeowners since we were 19 years old so to rent   we had that preconceived idea that it was throwing 
money away but the more that we looked into it so   after he left the next couple of days we spent 
many hours thinking about this we did a budget   of how much it cost to keep our mortgage free 
home – Yeah crunched all the numbers – And what the   rent would be and if we had sold the house and it 
made more and more sense to us to sell the house   to downsize into an apartment bank the money 
from the house live off that as an investment and   that's what we did – And that's what we did didn't 
we – But had that guy not come to our house we might   never have come up with that idea – No because 
originally we had thought that we would just   buy a smaller house didn't we – That's right yeah 
– So part of our decision when we had actually now   decided that we were going to rent and we realized 
that would take care of we wouldn't have all this   maintenance and stuff like that to do we decided 
after we started looking at apartments that if   we moved to a cheaper area could we benefit by 
getting the same as what we wanted in an apartment   but would it cost us less money so the more 
we looked into it we did have a family member   who lived in a cheaper place so we looked 
at the equivalent of renting an apartment   in this new place and it was so much cheaper 
wasn't it Norm – Because we initially thought   we would just sell our house and stay in 
the same area so we started shopping for   apartments to find out how much they cost and the 
availability and we were pretty surprised that   at the expense of them but we were prepared 
to pay that (yeah) and then we came to a what   you would call it a small town that's cheaper 
(yeah) we came to visit a family member here and so   we started looking around at the apartments here 
and they were substantially cheaper about $800   a month cheaper than where we were initially going 
to – Yeah and not only that Norm there was a lot of   extras with it wasn't that we got there was 
underground parking and what else a swimming pool   – And laundry facilities in the apartment – And that 
was one thing the gentleman had told us he didn't   have on-suite laundry he had it in a laundry room 
so we wanted that – But coming to the cheaper town   it wasn't just the rents that were 
cheaper everything was cheaper   the Tina's hairdresser as we've 
said in the past was cheaper it just permeated everything so our budget became 
so attainable (yeah) by moving – That gave us a lot   more money to be able to travel didn't it because 
we thought if we can save money on a daily basis   and it worked perfect didn't it – It did it was 
great, take a look at that if you do have family   that live in an area that might be cheaper or 
just consider going not knowing anybody – No it's   like a new adventure isn't it a new chapter in 
your life because we've made friends here and   they don't have any family just here but they've 
made it a new place for them haven't they – A lot   of people have moved out of the big cities to a 
small town because it's it's far more conducive to   retirement (yes) and friendlier another 
thing that you really need to consider   is where your friends are going to come from 
in retirement because once you leave work   those friendships tend to wither away because 
the only common bond you have was your job   your workplace so we've never 
really had lasting friendships from   work colleagues they've always been outside 
of there so it's it's critically important   to continue looking for friendships in retirement 
and being outgoing and prepared to speak to people   Tina when we moved to this apartment building 
they did have a social room and they did a coffee   morning and so she would go down there and we 
found out so much information about the town and   businesses to use – It was great wasn't it – It was – It 
was kind of my mission wasn't it to find out   new information and to try and make new friends 
which we did and we made some fabulous friendships   – Well in particular there was one couple that Tina 
made struck up a friendship with and they in turn   have introduced us to another couple yeah and then 
they in turn have introduced us to another couple   so that's how it goes – Yeah so now we've got 
a group of really close nice friends that we   socialize with don't we – And the thing that we have 
in common isn't an employer it's being retired   – It is isn't it – It really is so don't be afraid 
of striking out to a new city a new town   because it's relatively easy to make friendships 
– Yeah you just have to push yourself out there   a little don't you and be confident to going to 
things and it's very exciting isn't it so we hope   that everybody is staying safe – And keeping 
well – Until the next time bye bye, bye bye

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Well it's great to be with you all again it's 
another video day for us – It is – So things that   we wish we knew before we retired almost 
sounds like a country music song there Tina   – And I guess you must be feeling lucky 
today Norm – Oh yeah got my lucky shirt   on so because we're filming been to 
Costco – Got the great deals haven't we   – We have so one of the things that we wish we knew 
before we retired was how free it is how stress   free no longer having to get up and go through the 
morning ritual of preparing yourself to go to work   and being accountable to somebody else all 
day long it's wonderful to be accountable to   your own self and your partner that's it 
you're your own person and it's such a freeing   feeling and we saw that with Tina when she gave 
up work the amount of stress we hadn't realized   until a few years after retirement just how 
different she was she'd lost all that stress of   meeting quotas and all that good stuff – And I think 
I'll just add Norm that when you're actually doing   the job you actually don't think it is stressful 
you don't think you are under all this   stress until you stop it do something else and 
you think wow this is a lot better we like this   it's great so just being accountable to ourselves 
we love it don't we – It is totally life changing   – One thing that we do think is very important 
before you retire is you do need to have a   discussion with your partner as to what it is 
that the ideas that you're both thinking you   have when you're going to retire you do need to 
have some goals about, do you want to travel do   you want to garden or do hobbies do you want 
to stay home you really do need to have that   conversation to make sure you're both on the 
same page – I think it is it is important and   we hear a lot from some comments especially 
married women who are saying that their husband   their frightened the husband will get under their feet 
because he'll be hanging around all the time in   retirement but that really isn't the case – Not 
for us is it – We've been secure as a couple for   the longest time and retirement hasn't changed 
how we feel about each other and about what   our expectations of each other is it's not as if 
we've all of a sudden being locked up together in   retirement (no) so it is important to figure out 
what you both want out of retirement and to have   that discussion a few years before you actually 
do retire (yeah) one thing to bear in mind is   the first few years of your retirement you'll 
be your most healthy so just use that health and   strength that you do have in the early years 
to achieve some of the goals that you want   – Yeah and if you want to be traveling do it while 
you've got that – Don't think about traveling if   that's on your list just do it right away – Yeah 
absolutely and that's what we've done isn't   it when we retired we just traveled everywhere 
didn't we it was great – About two years before we   retired we had an inspector come to the house 
for I don't even remember what it was but it was   some form of home inspection that we had to and 
so we got chatting with him because he was a few   years older than us but not that much and he told 
us that he had a house very similar to ours that   he had sold and now he was living an apartment 
and he went through the whole process of them   and how they moved to the apartment and how 
it was such an improvement on their life   and it was something we'd never ever considered 
– This was big news to us wasn't it we never even   thought about renting an apartment – We had been 
homeowners since we were 19 years old so to rent   we had that preconceived idea that it was throwing 
money away but the more that we looked into it so   after he left the next couple of days we spent 
many hours thinking about this we did a budget   of how much it cost to keep our mortgage free 
home – Yeah crunched all the numbers – And what the   rent would be and if we had sold the house and it 
made more and more sense to us to sell the house   to downsize into an apartment bank the money 
from the house live off that as an investment and   that's what we did – And that's what we did didn't 
we – But had that guy not come to our house we might   never have come up with that idea – No because 
originally we had thought that we would just   buy a smaller house didn't we – That's right yeah 
– So part of our decision when we had actually now   decided that we were going to rent and we realized 
that would take care of we wouldn't have all this   maintenance and stuff like that to do we decided 
after we started looking at apartments that if   we moved to a cheaper area could we benefit by 
getting the same as what we wanted in an apartment   but would it cost us less money so the more 
we looked into it we did have a family member   who lived in a cheaper place so we looked 
at the equivalent of renting an apartment   in this new place and it was so much cheaper 
wasn't it Norm – Because we initially thought   we would just sell our house and stay in 
the same area so we started shopping for   apartments to find out how much they cost and the 
availability and we were pretty surprised that   at the expense of them but we were prepared 
to pay that (yeah) and then we came to a what   you would call it a small town that's cheaper 
(yeah) we came to visit a family member here and so   we started looking around at the apartments here 
and they were substantially cheaper about $800   a month cheaper than where we were initially going 
to – Yeah and not only that Norm there was a lot of   extras with it wasn't that we got there was 
underground parking and what else a swimming pool   – And laundry facilities in the apartment – And that 
was one thing the gentleman had told us he didn't   have on-suite laundry he had it in a laundry room 
so we wanted that – But coming to the cheaper town   it wasn't just the rents that were 
cheaper everything was cheaper   the Tina's hairdresser as we've 
said in the past was cheaper it just permeated everything so our budget became 
so attainable (yeah) by moving – That gave us a lot   more money to be able to travel didn't it because 
we thought if we can save money on a daily basis   and it worked perfect didn't it – It did it was 
great, take a look at that if you do have family   that live in an area that might be cheaper or 
just consider going not knowing anybody – No it's   like a new adventure isn't it a new chapter in 
your life because we've made friends here and   they don't have any family just here but they've 
made it a new place for them haven't they – A lot   of people have moved out of the big cities to a 
small town because it's it's far more conducive to   retirement (yes) and friendlier another 
thing that you really need to consider   is where your friends are going to come from 
in retirement because once you leave work   those friendships tend to wither away because 
the only common bond you have was your job   your workplace so we've never 
really had lasting friendships from   work colleagues they've always been outside 
of there so it's it's critically important   to continue looking for friendships in retirement 
and being outgoing and prepared to speak to people   Tina when we moved to this apartment building 
they did have a social room and they did a coffee   morning and so she would go down there and we 
found out so much information about the town and   businesses to use – It was great wasn't it – It was – It 
was kind of my mission wasn't it to find out   new information and to try and make new friends 
which we did and we made some fabulous friendships   – Well in particular there was one couple that Tina 
made struck up a friendship with and they in turn   have introduced us to another couple yeah and then 
they in turn have introduced us to another couple   so that's how it goes – Yeah so now we've got 
a group of really close nice friends that we   socialize with don't we – And the thing that we have 
in common isn't an employer it's being retired   – It is isn't it – It really is so don't be afraid 
of striking out to a new city a new town   because it's relatively easy to make friendships 
– Yeah you just have to push yourself out there   a little don't you and be confident to going to 
things and it's very exciting isn't it so we hope   that everybody is staying safe – And keeping 
well – Until the next time bye bye, bye bye

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Single Retirement (7 Tips to Ward off Loneliness)

there's 10 000 people turn in 65 every day and one half of this population is reaching this age on their own so you're not alone in this phase you need to know that you aren't alone but retiring solo does increase your risk of actually being lonely which can have detrimental impact on your health today we're going to talk about retiring alone or the new buzzword of solo retirement so if you're watching this and you say well that doesn't apply to me and you're a woman stay tuned the reason i say that is unfortunately seven out of ten or seventy percent of baby boomer aged women actually outlive their husbands what are you gonna do with that why are you laughing what are you gonna do without me i don't know what i'll do with that party anyway there's 10 000 people turning 65 every day and one half of this population is reaching this age on their own so you're not alone in this phase you need to know that you aren't alone but retiring solo does increase your risk of actually being lonely which can have detrimental impact on your health so this idea of emotional loneliness you know that people over 65 who suffer from that they have an 18 increase in their mortality rates which is scary so today we'll give you seven strategies to help ward off loneliness and overcome isolation to live a more fulfilling life as a solo retiree so here's the first strategy and this is really important overcoming your financial insecurities now if you are a single woman now or a single person and you're retiring and you don't really have a handle on your finances that's a problem and you're going to be stuck and stifled and not be able to move forward so you need to hire a financial planner and understand your finances and frankly if you're a couple watching this and one of the two of you really gets finances well and the other one doesn't that's not a good place to be no if you're listening to this both of you should pay attention and share the financial information as well as the financial burdens now because ultimately if you listen to that first statistic if you're a woman 70 of us will end up as a solo retiree outliving our partner that's just the medical history that's just the facts you know there are friends down the street who purchased the house from this elderly couple and unfortunately her husband passed away and she decided she wanted to downsize she went to sell the house they got all the way down the road to the closing right and realized he had never changed the title of the house so it took another three months to close and it's just because she had no idea they weren't really sharing the information so it is really important yep so get your finances in order we're not financial planners but definitely find one that was strategy number one strategy number two create a small support group of peers like mark said you're not alone there are many other people in the same place and you want to be able to share your struggles and successes with them yeah because it's it's tough to be alone and it's tough to really be alone but if you can be alone with another person who's alone then you're not alone anymore right that makes sense right kind of yeah good theory i mean you could do weekly coffee you know pick up a class or do some exercise or even just take a long walk it's important to make sure that you connect and have a group of peers yeah relationships are key and having a support group really helps so strategy three is along the lines of that but we're really suggesting that every day you talk to someone on the phone and person whatever it might be make sure you have a conversation with another human being every single day and it might make sense to make a list of people that you can call absolutely makes sense you know friends and family and neighbors you know and never feel like you're imposing and like mark said don't let a day go by that you're not involved in a conversation now it's always better in person because it feels better but if you can't be in person bad weather you know covet kept us all locked up a little bit at least call but be there and frankly what's helpful is not only for you to reach out to get some communication help but be the one supporting other people that's a great way to start having some conversations in a peer group that you're leading it so connect with someone every day strategy number four have a daily plan and a schedule something that adds structure to your life so that you're not always wondering what am i going to do today what's the morning going to be like how am i going to make it through the afternoon really set the tone from the day in the morning now good habits and routines are important and i know a lot of people that like to get up they've worked their whole life and they're retired now and they want to get up and just have a cup of coffee and watch tv watch a little more tv have some more coffee but before you know it it's 11 o'clock and you haven't talked to anybody and you really haven't done much so setting some schedule and some time some self-care time with friends and frankly limit tv i mean i you know watching tv every morning from 7 a.m till noon it's not healthy no but you could even schedule some time to learn to pick up a class to go to the library to read to children to find things in your community that you could do to be helpful and that makes you not alone and isolated so here's the fifth strategy and you've heard this from us so many times and it just makes so much sense this one does come up in a lot of our videos because it helps in so many areas of your life the fifth strategy is exercise every single day move your body move it get up and move it do you know that if you walk 20 minutes a day every day for 20 minutes you can add five years to your life so what about walking with a friend and 20 minutes that's easy walk for 30 minutes with someone and have a chat and catch up so you're now you're exercising and you're communicating with someone you know as we all age movement does become harder but you need to be as active as you can and just know that you can do 20 minutes a day so we hope you do that take it seriously so now let's talk about strategy number six volunteering you know there's so many benefits with volunteering and it's become such a huge part of our retirement transformation program and you know we do bring it up a lot volunteering sharing your wisdom creating your community you know providing yourself with fulfillment sharing and searching your passions we bring that up a lot but it does help with this loneliness and the potential for isolation you know you instantly can find a community of people when you start to volunteer and it could be as basic as working at the local food bank or the library or something but you're going to find dozens of other people in the same position you are in looking for communities so it's really important to give this a shot absolutely strategy number seven would be to try new things learn technology mark and i did a talk one day and there was a bunch of people in the room and one lady raised her hand talking because we were bringing up this strategy about learning technology her name was ava she raised her hand and she talked about the world that technology opened to her allowing her to connect with her family over in italy and how they structured it how she learned face time how she learned zoom how she learned to be able to work all of the technology in her house to really ward off that loneliness and you know how she did it remember her story she got one of her grandchildren to sit with her and work on the iphone with her to learn how to do face time she couldn't believe in her mind that it could happen and then in the end how easy it was for her right so but it really made her feel connected and less lonely and i think utilizing technology in that way is really smart and learn from a younger person it's nice in a community to have people your own age and people younger so and while you're learning technology look for online courses that are out there look for some online learning that can engage you i did that when i went to the university of pennsylvania and i took an entire online online course and i got to zoom in with other kids college kids college kids and i was the old lady but that was great and i made a lot of great contacts doing that no a big thing to remember is you're not alone you can ward off this loneliness but you need to be proactive work on the seven strategies we just mentioned above and listen if you enjoy this please share with your friends and also please subscribe by clicking the subscribe button below don't forget to join our free facebook community the link is down below and it's very interactive where jody and i go live each week you get to ask questions and we can communicate with each other and thanks for listening and we look forward to seeing you again

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Single Retirement (7 Tips to Ward off Loneliness)

there'' s 10 000 people turn in 65 on a daily basis as well as one half of this population is reaching this age by themselves so you'' re not the only one in this stage you need to know that you aren'' t alone but retiring solo does raise your danger of in fact being lonely which can have detrimental influence on your health and wellness today we'' re mosting likely to chat regarding retiring alone or the new buzzword of solo retirement so if you'' re watching this as well as you state well that doesn'' t apply to me as well as you'' re a woman remain tuned the reason i claim that is unfortunately seven out of ten or seventy percent of child boomer aged ladies really outlive their husbands what are you gon na perform with that why are you laughing what are you gon na do without me i don'' t understand what i ' ll finish with that party anyway there ' s 10 000 individuals turning 65 each day and one half of this population is reaching this age by themselves so you'' re not the only one in this stage you require to understand that you aren'' t alone however retiring solo does raise your threat of really being lonely which can have harmful effect on your wellness so this concept of psychological solitude you recognize that people over 65 that deal with that they have an 18 increase in their death rates which is terrifying so today we'' ll offer you 7 approaches to help fend off isolation and conquer isolation to live a more meeting life as a solo retiree so here'' s the initial method and this is actually important conquering your financial insecurities currently if you are a single female now or a bachelor and you'' re retiring and also you put on'' t really guide your finances that'' s an issue as well as you'' re mosting likely to be stuck and suppressed as well as not be able to relocate onward so you need to employ a monetary planner and also understand your finances as well as truthfully if you'' re a couple watching this and among the two of you truly obtains funds well as well as the other one doesn'' t that ' s not a great place to be no if you ' re paying attention to this both of you should listen as well as share the monetary details along with the financial problems now because ultimately if you listen to that first fact if you'' re a lady 70 people will finish up as a solo retiree outliving our companion that'' s simply the case history that'' s just the truths you recognize there are friends down the road that acquired your home from this senior pair and also regrettably her other half died and also she determined she intended to downsize she mosted likely to offer the house they obtained right down the roadway to the closing right and also realized he had actually never changed the title of your house so it took an additional three months to shut and also it'' s just since she had no concept they weren'' t really sharing the details so it is actually essential yep so obtain your finances in order we'' re not economic planners yet most definitely locate one that was strategy primary approach number 2 produce a little support group of peers like mark claimed you'' re not the only one there are lots of various other people in the exact same place as well as you wish to be able to share your battles and also successes with them yep since it'' s it ' s difficult to be alone and it ' s hard to really be alone however if you can be alone with another individual that'' s alone after that you ' re not the only one any longer right that makes good sense ideal type of yes excellent concept i indicate you can do once a week coffee you understand get a course or do some exercise or even just take a lengthy stroll it'' s important to make certain that you connect as well as have a group of peers yeah relationships are essential as well as having a support team truly aids so method three is along the lines of that however we'' re truly recommending that each day you talk with someone on the phone and also person whatever it may be make certain you have a conversation with another human being every solitary day as well as it might make sense to make a list of individuals that you can call definitely makes sense you understand family and friends and also next-door neighbors you understand and also never feel like you'' re imposing and also like mark stated put on'' t allowed a day pass that you ' re not associated with a discussion currently it'' s constantly much better personally since it really feels better yet if you can'' t remain in individual poor climate you know covet kept all of us secured a little a minimum of call but be there and also truthfully what'' s handy is not only for you to connect to obtain some interaction assistance yet be the one supporting other people that'' s a great way to begin having some discussions in a peer team that you'' re leading it so get in touch with somebody daily method number four have a day-to-day plan and also a timetable something that adds structure to your life to ensure that you'' re not constantly wondering what am i going to do today what'' s the early morning going to be like exactly how am i going to make it through the mid-day actually set the tone from the day in the morning now excellent routines and also regimens are necessary and also i recognize a lot of people that like to rise they'' ve functioned their whole life and they'' re retired now and also they wish to rise as well as just have a mug of coffee and watch tv view a little much more television have some even more coffee yet prior to you understand it it'' s 11 o ' clock as well as you sanctuary'' t talked to any person as well as you truly sanctuary'' t done a lot so establishing some timetable and also some time some self-care time with good friends and also truthfully restriction tv i mean i you recognize enjoying tv every early morning from 7 a.m till noontime it'' s not healthy and balanced no but you can even arrange time to find out to choose up a course to go to the collection to review to children to find things in your community that you might do to be valuable and also that makes you not alone and isolated so here'' s the fifth method and you ' ve heard this from us so numerous times as well as it just makes a lot feeling this does come up in a great deal of our video clips since it helps in so numerous locations of your life the fifth approach is workout every solitary day relocate your body relocate it stand up and also move it do you recognize that if you stroll 20 mins a day daily for 20 mins you can include 5 years to your life so what about strolling with a close friend and also 20 mins that'' s simple stroll for half an hour with someone and have a conversation and also catch up so you'' re now you'' re working out and also you ' re connecting with someone you recognize as all of us age movement does come to be harder but you need to be as active as you can as well as simply know that you can do 20 mins a day so we wish you do that take it seriously so currently let'' s chat about technique number six volunteering you know there ' s a lot of advantages with volunteering and also it'' s end up being such a huge part of our retirement transformation program as well as you recognize we do bring it up a great deal volunteering sharing your knowledge creating your community you know offering on your own with fulfillment sharing and also browsing your enthusiasms we bring that up a lot but it does assist with this isolation and also the capacity for seclusion you understand you instantaneously can locate an area of people when you start to volunteer as well as maybe as basic as operating at the regional food bank or the collection or something but you'' re mosting likely to find loads of other individuals in the exact same position you remain in trying to find areas so it'' s really essential to offer this a shot definitely method number 7 would be to attempt brand-new points discover modern technology mark and i did a talk eventually and there was a number of individuals in the space and also one girl increased her hand chatting since we were raising this strategy about discovering technology her name was ava she raised her hand as well as she chatted concerning the globe that technology available to her enabling her to connect with her family members over in italy and also how they structured it just how she discovered face time exactly how she found out zoom how she discovered to be able to work all of the innovation in her house to actually ward off that solitude and you recognize exactly how she did it remember her story she got among her grandchildren to rest with her and also service the apple iphone with her to learn how to do face time she couldn'' t believe in her mind that it could occur and after that ultimately just how very easy it was for her right so but it truly made her feeling linked and also much less lonesome and also i assume utilizing innovation in that means is really wise and also pick up from a younger person it'' s wonderful in a neighborhood to have individuals your very own age and people more youthful so and also while you'' re discovering modern technology look for on the internet courses that are available seek some on-line learning that can involve you i did that when i mosted likely to the college of pennsylvania and also i took an entire online online course and i got to focus with other youngsters university youngsters college children as well as i was the old woman however that was excellent and also i made a great deal of wonderful contacts doing that no a big thing to keep in mind is you'' re not alone you can ward off this solitude however you need to be proactive service the 7 methods we simply mentioned over and also listen if you appreciate this please show your buddies and also please subscribe by clicking the subscribe switch below put on'' t fail to remember to join our complimentary facebook neighborhood the web link is down below as well as it'' s very interactive where jody as well as i go live every week you reach ask inquiries and also we can communicate with each other and many thanks for paying attention and we expect seeing you once more

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