In The Next Decade, More Arizonans Will Retire Than Ever Before
Like recent retiree, David Letterman, most look forward to the end of their professional careers, while others become anxious or concerned. When finances have been planned for, retiring in Arizona can be among the most satisfying and happiest times of your life. It can also be a lonely, difficult transition if a few critical things are missing.
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In 2009, Watson Wyatt studied retired people and found that those who had a partner enjoyed retirement more than those who were single. Whether married, cohabitating or simply embracing a close companion, these people found retirement more satisfying and enjoyable in Arizona.
Another study determined that people with friends enjoyed a far greater level of happiness in retirement. In fact, those people who had a strong social network were found to be 30% happier than those who did not. Interestingly, having children or grand kids did not impact the retired person’s happiness factor in Arizona.
No Dependence On TV
After you have punched out the last time from a 40-60 hour workweek, you instantly have many more hours to fill. Those people who choose other activities (and do not fill their days with hours of TV-watching) find that they are far more satisfied with their lives. In fact, a study conducted by the University of Maryland in 2008 found that unhappy people watched MORE TV and happy people watched less.
The single most important factor regarding happiness and retirement lies in the level of good health experienced by the person. Retired people suffering from health issues are 50% less likely to be happy than those in good health. Studies have indicated that finances have no impact on this category.
Commitment To Lifelong Learning
It has been widely reported that people who choose stimulate their brain through active-play—INSTEAD of watching TV—are two and a half times less likely to suffer the effects of Alzheimer’s disease. As it turns out, these choices also make you happier during retirement.
Not, more money than you can ever spend. Having enough money to support your lifestyle during retirement is important. How much is enough? Studies show you have enough money to live happily in retirement when you can continue the same lifestyle you had BEFORE retirement.
If you are reading these and are concerned that you do not have enough of them to fully enjoy retirement, there’s good news for you. Researchers found that retirees who choose to return to part-time work or even full-time work are often healthier. If income isn’t a problem for you, you may choose to help out by volunteering, which can be just as satisfying as working.
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