Ensuring that Your Next Life Season is Your Best

Welcome to the Next Phase of Life website. We bring you the latest and best information and resources to help you navigate your next phase of life. For many, this will be retirement or pre-retirement. In fact, we Next Phase founders are in our 50’s and 60’s and facing exactly the same types of challenges (and opportunities) as millions – actually 10’s of millions – of our fellow citizens. We expect that you may be dealing with these same issues. If so, welcome to a very large and exciting club.   

Create an Ideal Retirement

You may be someone who has worked hard for many years and you now want to leverage that time and effort to create an ideal retirement. Or perhaps your dream is to launch into an entirely different career, start a new business venture, or spend your time in the type of volunteer activity that nourishes your soul and provides you with a motivational purpose. At Next Phase of Life, we want to help you to create an ideal retirement.

Where Are You Now?

Regardless of where you are now, or where you see your ideal future, our objective is to help you not only discover your purpose but give you plenty of actionable steps to help make that purpose a reality. To see that this happens in an efficient and pleasant manner, we’ll cover important next phase topics like work, volunteering, money, relationships, community, health, activities and hobbies. Our objective is to help you create an ideal retirement.

Our Goal

Bottom line: whatever phase you are in, our goal is to help you make your next phase of life the happiest and most productive time of your life.

Whether you are among the almost 60 million US residents who are between the ages of 55 and 70, or even younger or older, you will find valuable lessons and resources to help you navigate your next phase of life and create an ideal retirement. No better time to start than right now!

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The Benefits of Simply Getting Outside

The Benefits of Simply Getting Outside

Americans now spend an alarming 93 percent of their time indoors, despite the benefits of getting outside.

We have become an indoor species, which is having consequences on our physical and mental health.

Staying inside is detrimental on its own, especially since indoor air can be 5 times more polluted than outdoor air. We’re also often sedentary and tethered to a digital device while inside. read more…

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Planning Your Retirement Finances

Planning Your Retirement Finances

It’s time to get your retirement finances in order but you don’t know where to start. Your biggest asset is your 401k so do you start with retirement planning? But then you think about the other money you have in real estate, a college savings account and at the bank. You begin to wonder if you need a financial plan instead? Then you start to think about what you want to do in retirement. Do you want to travel, have a mobile lifestyle or simply sit back at home and perfect your hobbies? Which plan does that fit into? read more…

Single and Retired – 5 Steps to Prepare

Single and Retired – 5 Steps to Prepare

As you reach the end of your career, it is imperative that you begin to look into the next steps of life, especially if you are single and retired. However, many overlook the simple fact that retirement does not look the same for everybody — especially those who are single.

A stereotypical American life can often be defined as growing up, getting an education, pursuing your career, and more often than not, getting married. But for those who are perhaps divorced, or have made the choice to remain single, this path of life is not the one they chose. read more…

Have a Happy Retirement (or Not): It’s Your Choice

Have a Happy Retirement (or Not): It’s Your Choice

I bet the title of this article got your attention. You may have immediately agreed with the premise. However, there will be many people who claim that it is not their choice of whether to have a happy retirement because the circumstances of their life make it impossible.

I talk to a fair amount of people who are either in, or about to enter, the retirement zone, and when I suggest that they have control over their retirement happiness, I hear things like: read more…

One Question to Help You Know What Type of Business to Start in Retirement

One Question to Help You Know What Type of Business to Start in Retirement

You are pondering which type of business to start in retirement, but not sure which type of business makes sense for you. There are so many different types of businesses you can start these days. Where do you even begin?

There’s one key question you must ask yourself when deciding what type of business to pursue, and if you don’t, you’ll end up wasting your time and money. Let’s avoid that mistake all together. Shall we?

What’s the question to ask yourself? read more…

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