lifestages

What are the real reasons that make employers find a candidate attractive? Are applicants appealing because of the skills they bring to the position? Are they especially desirable as a result of the companies where they've worked, their educational background or the status of their job title?
It seems like a silly notion, but we've seen it happen ... people move to some exotic location, like Ecuador or Panama, with perfect weather and interesting culture and, within a few months, find themselves at loose ends.
It turns out that when it comes to retirement planning, baby boomers may be in worse shape than we thought. A survey from TD Ameritrade shows that a whopping 20 percent of millennials are supporting their parents, including baby boomer parents.
The healthiest cities for retirement living are in the Pacific Northwest, Colorado and Minnesota, according to a new list that relegates all but one Sunbelt city below the top 20.
It looks like our longing for restorative tropical vacations has a point -- if you're 55 or older, for the highest level of well-being in the United States you should head straight to the Hawaiian Islands. And stay there.
There is much we 'northerners can learn from Latinos and their culture, similar to ours in many ways and very different in others. If you intend to retire overseas, these are some things you may want to know in advance. Latinos live life with gusto.
Are you your own worst enemy when it comes to figuring out the next chapter?
When you buy a piece of property overseas, it can sometimes come with an important bonus -- it can open the door to foreign residency. Here are five of my favorite places where you can obtain residency by buying real estate.
What would prompt someone with a serious medical condition to move, by themselves, to a foreign country without being able to speak the language? And why wouldn't they at least have a necklace, bracelet, or wallet card on them at all times to alert medical personnel about their condition?
  #12. Granada, Nicaragua   #3. Cayo, Belize Cayo, Belize takes the number three spot due to its robust expat community, pristine
As an expat retiree, you'll find yourself with more free time: time to retool and learn new skills. Time to spot opportunities, and to pursue them. Your retirement is likely to be much longer than your grandfather's was. What you do with it will be up to you.
After speaking with the attorney and accountant, one thing became clear. As residents of Connecticut, if we want to have more money in retirement, and keep that money and maybe even have money left over for our kids when we go to that 'Spirit in the Sky', leaving Connecticut is critical.
Central America is recognized as the place to shop for a top retirement option if you're retiring on a budget. Indeed, a retiree's nest egg can stretch far in this accessible, sunny, and affordable region. But here's news: A retiree's nest egg can stretch just as far right now in Portugal.
For many people my age, the word 'retirement' has even worse connotations. One of my friends shrivels her nose whenever the topic comes up, as if the very word contains a whiff of nursing home. For my husband, the word is freighted with images of ancients in Florida.
After a lifetime of saving and planning for retirement, you don't want to blow it by moving to a place where your dollar