How Much You Really Need to Retire Depends on You but it’s Likely not as much as You’ve Been Told

Your contented retirement is probably much more possible than you may think, the formulas most specialists use to outline retirement needs overestimate the necessities and underestimate how much income can be created from a set amount of savings. Here are three tips to think about that can help you form an accurate goal for your retirement needs. Mary Ann (Mimi) Doucette is President of Doucette Medical Supply, Ltd. aka Doucette Medical Supply, LLC

Great Tips on how Single Women Thrive in Retirement

While safety and financial security are always at the top of the retirement list there is another factor that a woman should look for as she chooses a place to live. A universal design in a home will give a woman freedom and independence much longer. This type of design incorporates several home features that are a wise investment. Mary Ann (Mimi) Doucette is President of Doucette Medical Supply, Ltd. aka Doucette Medical Supply, LLC

Great Tips on how Single Women Thrive in Retirement

While safety and financial security are always at the top of the retirement list there is another factor that a woman should look for as she chooses a place to live. A universal design in a home will give a woman freedom and independence much longer. This type of design incorporates several home features that are a wise investment. Mary Ann (Mimi) Doucette is President of Doucette Medical Supply, Ltd. aka Doucette Medical Supply, LLC

Retirees are Underestimating the Cost of Nursing Care or Assisted Living

MetLife estimates that nursing home semi-private rooms cost an average of $81,030 per year, while private rooms go for $90,520. Both men and women are about equally naive about nursing home costs…Nursing care is essentially double the cost of assisted living…nursing home costs rise about 4.5 percent to 6.5 percent each year. Mary Ann (Mimi) Doucette is President of Doucette Medical Supply, Ltd. aka Doucette Medical Supply, LLC

Communities of Aging Workers Living in RV Parks, Retiring isn’t an Option

Some people are retiring to RVs living in small communities supporting one another. Just like communities of people everywhere once you get established and known then the sharing, caring job tips, advice and moral support starts. This is a good look at an alternative life style for some retirees. Mary Ann (Mimi) Doucette is President of Doucette Medical Supply, Ltd. aka Doucette Medical Supply, LLC

Why Retirement Accounts Generally Underperform Pensions

As we get older, retirement increasingly becomes a women’s issue.  Living longer and the baby boomer population increase will significantly raise the number of Americans over 85 in the next four decades. Today, in the U.S., women over age 85 outnumber men 2-1.  Despite trends projecting the percentage to narrow some, the majority of older Americans are, and will be, women. This means women should develop a team of financial and lifestyle assistants around them to help absorb the shocks of realistically living into their 90s. Mary Ann (Mimi) Doucette is President of Doucette Medical Supply, Ltd. aka Doucette Medical Supply, LLC

Traditional Retirement is History

There are a number of reasons why the whole concept of traditional retirement is history. The question is why financial planners don’t seem to grasp that for many people the whole notion of stopping work and living on a pension and savings is history. Here are 5 reasons why retirement is more that finance, it is about integrating all aspects of your life in a span of time between 60 to 90 years old. Mary Ann (Mimi) Doucette is President of Doucette Medical Supply, Ltd. aka Doucette Medical Supply, LLC