My Transition to Retirement

What does making the transition to retirement mean to you? Are you focused on figuring out your finances? Exploring a new place to live? Researching the trip of a lifetime? Taking classes and mapping out your encore career? Alternatively, are you simply looking for a chance to take a break and recharge before figuring out what’s next? Whatever you’re dreaming about, you can talk about it here, compare notes with other “Transitioners” and learn about resources to help you on your way.

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When you reach your “full retirement age” (as Social Security calls it) the big question is: To claim or not to claim? In other words, do you take a smaller monthly benefit now or wait a few years to… (Show more)
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MyR Community Manager
What can your retirement look like if you plan ahead? Meet Judy Worell, a great example of a retiree focused on expanding her horizons. She has approached retirement as a series of “five-year plans.”…
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For many people nearing retirement, it’s a welcome chance to simplify.   In fact, the new TIAA Transition to Retirement Survey found that one in five people planning to retire in the next five years… (Show more)
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A few years ago, I celebrated more than a birthday — it was my FRA Day, the day I reached “full retirement age (FRA)” per the rules of the Social Security system. I’d worked long enough to meet the… (Show more)
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When we were young, we had mentors who guided our entrance to the academic life and helped us grow as scholars. At my university, mentoring of new faculty members is now recognized as a “value added’… (Show more)
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MyR Community Manager
New research affirms what we hear from a lot of people approaching retirement: The focus as you move into the next phase of your life involves a lot more than money: Flexibility and time with family… (Show more)
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