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How to Handle Retirement Fears

Does the prospect of retirement frighten you? Here's how to face your fears head-on. Whatever age you are when you leave the workforce, retirement can cause mixed emotions. On one hand, the thought of sleeping late and not having to please your boss on a daily basis sounds pretty appealing. But for retirees, worries about everything from money to whether you'll be bored can haunt you, making life less relaxing than anticipated.

Marriage After Retirement: Tips to Stay Happy Together

Retirement can be a surprisingly challenging time for couples. Being prepared can help ward off undue stress on the relationship. Here are some key tips. Ah, retirement. You've dreamed of this day for a long time—bidding goodbye to the work force and settling into what you assume will be the relaxing, fulfilling golden years. Suddenly, there's no pressing reason to get up in the morning, you're not "needed" by anyone, and the days can stretch ahead endlessly.

4 Signs You're Ready to Retire

Ready to jettison your job? Not exactly sure if you can swing it? Our aging expert shares some insight. You've been daydreaming about retirement forever and are eagerly counting down the years until you can say goodbye to your workaday ways. But do you have a clear vision of what retired life will look like and how you'll know it's time to move on to this next phase of life? "Retirement today is very different than it was in our grandparents' time," says Christine Bartel, host of CBS4's news show, Aging Independently, and CEO of Infinite Health & Wellness Inc.

Enlarged Prostate and Transurethral Microwave Therapy

Excessive bathroom trips could be solved by this treatment option that's less invasive than surgery. If you're a man of a certain age, you may have noticed that you're making many more frequent bathroom trips than you used to. This most often occurs because of a condition known as benign prostatic hyperplasia, or an enlarged prostate. It's extremely common in older men, but that may be small consolation when every car trip becomes a quest for the next rest stop or when peaceful slumber is interrupted by nature's call several times through the night.

Retirement Communities Reinvented

Today's senior residences are bustling hotbeds of activity and energy, offering more options for fun and healthful recreation. Forget the old-fashioned senior community that offered little more than a tired-looking swimming pool, a weedy shuffleboard court, and a weekly shuttle bus to the supermarket. Today's retirement communities are bustling hotbeds of activity and energy, offering more options for fun and healthful recreation than many resorts.

6 Ways to Save $50 a Week

Cutting a few corners can add up to real savings. Now is definitely the time to figure out how you can save a dime—or, better yet, 500. Think of it like this: If you can hold on to just $50 a week, in one year you would save $2,600, which is a decent sum to feather your nest egg with. But if your budget is already tight, you're probably wondering what you can do to set side such an amount.

Boomers' Vision of Healthy Living

Growing older is no longer the inevitable decline that yesterday s seniors accepted, often with resignation. Today s boomers have rewritten the book on healthy living. As of January 2011, 10,000 baby boomers will turn 65 every day. That's one every eight seconds. By 2030, boomers will be 78 million strong. It's not surprising a cohort this large is redefining what healthy aging means. While there are many variations on the theme, boomers' vision of healthy living has several common elements.

5 Signs You're Ready to Retire

Learn about the key factors that will help you determine when you can set off on the road to retirement. Have you spent your entire working life dreaming of the time you could retire to worry-free, unscheduled existence? If so, it's important to remember that retirement isn't always that simple. It an emotional, financial, and physical change—and is not a decision that should be taken lightly.

8 Worst Places to Retire

Looking for the perfect spot to enjoy your golden years? Avoid these destinations at all costs. When you're looking for a location to retire, you probably have a long list of criteria: prices you can afford, proximity to your children, and a climate that's just right. After all, this is where you're going to live out your golden years. But all too often, retirees overlook several important factors—and wind up making the wrong move.

Eight Ways To Get Fit In Retirement

You've got a financial plan for your golden years. What about a fitness plan? Odds are, if you're 50 or older, you know you should be exercising. But in all likelihood, you're probably spending more time on the couch or in the car than on the treadmill or hiking trail. Only just over one-fourth of the 50-plus crowd are engaged in some type of physical activity in their leisure time, including 29.

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