Staying Social in Retirement

Staying Social in Retirement Barnett Financial and Tax

For many of us, retirement can be scary for many reasons. Retiring can be an acknowledgment of an end to a chapter of your life. Many people love their work, and the idea that they’d stop or could be unable to continue doing what they love is painful. It can also be daunting to think…

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The Value of Doing Nothing in Retirement

The Value of Doing Nothing in Retirement Barnett Financial & Tax

For many, retirement can be a struggle to find new ways to stay busy. If you’re approaching retirement, figuring out how to replace the sense of fulfillment you may have had with your work can be difficult. If you’re in retirement, you may already feel restless without your daily occupation. While it’s crucial for your…

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A Movie Marathon for a Fun Night In!

A Movie Marathon for a Fun Night In! Barnett Financial & Tax

Retirement is a time to do more of what you love, whether that’s through an active hobby like hiking or through sports like tennis and golf, or if it’s a relaxing activity like reading, writing, or embracing your creative side with the arts and music. But in retirement, it’s important to take advantage of the…

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Traveling in Retirement on a Budget

Traveling in Retirement on a Budget Barnett Financial & Tax

Retiring is a lifetime achievement marking a new chapter of exploration, journey, and relaxation. That’s why so many retirees choose to travel when they enter retirement! But affording the retirement you planned for isn’t a walk in the park, especially nowadays with inflation affecting where and how we spend, especially when it comes to traveling.…

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Earth Shoes and Other Products of the 70s

Earth Shoes and Other Products of the 70s Barnett Financial and Tax

If you think some of the products your kids or grandkids have are strange, consider what was around in the 70s – pet rocks and beer shampoo. The 70s certainly saw some interesting trends. You may even have a few of these artifacts somewhere in your home, perhaps tucked away in the attic or basement.…

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The Role of Melody and Memory in Retirement

The Role of Melody and Memory in Retirement Barnett Financial & Tax

When you’re at the peak of your career and starting to think about retirement, many things might be circling your thoughts. “How can I afford my retirement?” Or “What will I do with all this time?” It’s important to remember that retirement is an opportunity to do what you love, not what you have to.…

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What Gets You Outside This Summer?

What Gets You Outside This Summer? Barnett Financial & Tax

During your working years, you may have relished the few hours you had in the summers after work to be outside, get fresh air, and enjoy the summer weather. Unless it was a weekend or a vacation, you might not have had the time to do the hobbies you enjoyed and take advantage of all…

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3 Invaluable Things Invented by Baby Boomers

3 Invaluable Things Invented by Baby Boomers Barnett FInancial & Tax

When you think of great inventors, you might think of Thomas Edison or Alexander Graham Bell. Of course, they are two of the most notable inventors, but they’re not the only ones. Some innovators who have had the biggest impact on our lives are of the Baby Boomer generation. Here are three invaluable things invented…

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Embrace Your Creative Side in Retirement

Embrace Your Creative Side in Retirement Barnett Financial & Tax

Retirement is a time for relaxation and quality time with your loved ones, but it can also be a time to explore new interests. It’s important to stay active and to challenge yourself to try new things, and research suggests that learning new things can help preserve memory functions.[1] If you haven’t yet attempted painting,…

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How Retirement Can Be Your New Beginning

How Retirement Can Be Your New Beginning Barnett Financial & Tax

Humans are creatures of habit. When we’ve spent time and effort on something over a long period of time, it’s hard to imagine living without that something. The same can be said about work! Many people nearing or in retirement age don’t think about what their day-to-day lives in retirement will be like because they…

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