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Retiring Couple Discover Family Roots in Ireland

Retiring Couple Discover Family Roots in Ireland

John and Angie Hood traveled to Europe together for the first time to celebrate 35 years of marriage and John’s pending retirement. The couple celebrated their anniversary on January 14, and John retired from Northrop Grumman after 36 and a half years on January 17,...

Retired Rock Climber Continues to Discover New Heights.

Retired Rock Climber Continues to Discover New Heights.

It was equal parts nostalgia and love for the great outdoors that led Tom Cromer and his friend, Roger Adams, to Mount Moran, a mountain in Grand Teton National Park in western Wyoming, during the summer of 2016. Tom, a semi-retired engineer, and his wife of 30 years,...

His company’s retirement portal was frustrating.

His company’s retirement portal was frustrating.

Cassius and Valerie had saved and planned for their future, but as the time grew near, the company’s online retirement calculator just wasn’t cutting it. They needed to know if their retirement goals were really possible. Could they actually travel to exotic locations...

He was burned out!

He was burned out!

Five years ago Russell Vance was a geriatric psychotherapist who thought he had many more years of work ahead of him, “But I was burned out,” he said. “Within 18 months, my wife, my mother and my father had all died. It wasn’t until my daughter told me, ‘You know, you...

Transitioning from Success in Career to Significance in Retirement: Finding Purpose Through Volunteerism

Transitioning from Success in Career to Significance in Retirement: Finding Purpose Through Volunteerism

After more than 30 years working in the industrial technology field, David Backer was ready to retire. “I had proven everything I needed to prove to myself and exceeded all of my expectations,” David said. Each of his career moves — from diesel truck repair to assembly line specialist and contractor for the Department of Defense — prepared David and his wife, Kim, financially for early retirement.

Between career, life goals and family, where does retirement fit in?

Between career, life goals and family, where does retirement fit in?

After being an electrical engineer for most of his life, Ron’s wife of nearly 50 years, lost her leg, and he needed to cut back his hours to spend time caring for her. Sadly, in 2016, Betty passed away. Alone now, Ron Belz began to wonder about how the next chapter of...

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