The Value of Doing Something in Retirement

The Value of Doing Something in Retirement Barnett Financial & Tax

When you enter retirement, your first action may likely be to take advantage of the ability to do nothing. From your hammock swinging in the warm sun or cozy chair in front of the fireplace, you might be smiling, sipping your coffee, thinking, “I’m finally done with that nearly life-long daily grind.” But the bliss…

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A Guide for New Photographers

A Guide for New Photographers Barnett Financial & Tax

Photography can be a great hobby to take up in your retirement. It’s a great way to encourage you to stop and smell the roses. With the advent of smartphones and advanced digital cameras, it can be very easy to point a camera at something and get an image you’re happy with. The computers in…

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Finally, You Can Stop to Smell the Roses in Retirement

Finally, You Can Stop to Smell the Roses in Retirement Barnet Financial & Tax

Retirement is a time for rest, relaxation, and a chance to sit back and appreciate all that we have gained. No longer do we have to rush around trying to meet deadlines or fulfill the demands of a boss. Instead, we can take the time to slow down and truly enjoy the moments we have…

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These Classic Bands from the 60s and 70s Are Still Jamming!

These Classic Bands from the 60s and 70s Are Still Jamming! Barnett Financial & Tax

Baby Boomers have certainly proved that retirement can be a time of not just rest and relaxation but of fun and adventure. As you enter this wonderful new phase of your life, there are famous bands and musicians from the 60s and 70s that are still on tour now, whose tunes and jams have uplifted…

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4 Unconventional Vacations and Relocations

4 Unconventional Vacations and Relocations Barnett Financial & Tax

As generations leave the workforce, retirement culture resets and reshapes in unique ways. You may have seen your parents choose to retire at home or in their community, but Baby Boomers have taken a different approach to retirement by relocating further from their hometowns or staying on the road for their retirement years. If you’re…

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Is the Open Road in Your Future?

Is the Open Road in Your Future? Barnett Financial & Tax

“Retirement is not the end of the road. It is the beginning of the open highway.” – Unknown Some retirees may have seen their travel plans stalled out in the past couple of years due to COVID and COVID-related restrictions, but many are beginning to feel better about traveling this year and want to get…

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Will You Go Part-Time Before Fully Retiring?

Will You Go Part-Time Before Fully Retiring? Barnett Financial and Tax

While many look forward to retirement, it can be a difficult transition when it really comes down to it. Some people don’t know what to do with all of their free time and miss the personal connections that work used to provide. Perhaps that’s why more people are opting to go part-time before fully retiring.…

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How Do You Know When You’re Truly Ready to Retire?

How Do You Know When You’re Truly Ready to Retire? Barnett Financial & Tax

You may have heard that Tom Brady retired from the NFL. You may have also heard that his retirement lasted about 40 days and that he will now be playing another year for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. He’s not the only person to go back on their retirement. However, it can be harder for many…

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How to Get Through the “Disenchantment” Phase of Retirement

How to Get Through the “Disenchantment” Phase of Retirement Barnett Financial and Tax

Everyone talks a lot about how to prepare for retirement financially, but often there is less focus on how to re-orient your life and mindset. Research shows that the way people feel about their retirements follows a u-shaped curve; first, people are quite positive, then not as much, and then are positive again. From the…

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Are There Four Stages of Retirement?

Are There Four Stages of Retirement? barnett financial and tax

Everyone talks a lot about how to prepare for retirement financially. But what about how to adjust your mindset in retirement and manage expectations? You might not be happy every single day in retirement, but that doesn’t mean your retirement won’t be happy. Transitioning into retirement is no small task, and research shows that the…

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