Social Network Seniors

A Social Network: Even Seniors Need One?

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Everyone needs a social network - even seniors. Without a social network seniors have a tendency to isolate a bit too much, they don't get out and take advantage of all of the free time that they have now that they no longer have to get up in the morning and head into the office. Without a social network many seniors find that they just are not able to get out there and enjoy their retirement; they find that they are cut off, and that the life that they always thought that they would have just isn't there for them.

With a social network, seniors are able to:

  1. Keep track of other people who share their interests and make sure that they are getting out there and continuing to experience all that life has to offer;

  2. Focus on doing all of the things that they wanted to do with their retirement - getting out and traveling, making the time to volunteer and help others, learning a new language;

  3. Create friendships and establish relationships that aren't just based on what they do together at the office; and,

  4. Continue exploring and learning about all of those things that keep them feeling young.


The merits of a social network for seniors are hard to deny, however, in addition to finding the right social network, seniors need to be sure that they have made an effort to save money - not just to provide for their retirement income, but also for those things that they want to be able to do. That means planning carefully, saving in the right accounts and making the best possible investment choices so that they are in control of retirement.

One of the best tools that you can use to help you to reach your goals is the retirement calculator that you can download - at no cost - at the bottom of this page. With it, you will be able to do a number of things.

First, you will be able to enter some basic information about the savings accounts that you already have - along with the interest rates associated with those accounts - in order to get a sense of how, with interest, your money will accrue over time. Because the amounts that you see reflected will take inflation into accounts, you will be able to feel fairly confident about the amount of money that you will have saved for retirement.

Similarly, you will be able to enter information about the investments that you've had to see how stocks and mutual funds have performed over time and how they are projected to perform in the future. You will also be able to find information about the investments that you are thinking about making, so that you can determine whether it is better to stay with what you have to go ahead and make some changes.

Perhaps more importantly, however, when you download the retirement calculator your contact information will be sent to a financial advisor in your area who will give you a call to follow up. You will be able to get answers to your questions and together you can develop a strategy that will help you to reach your goals.

To make sure that they can join and take advantage of a social network, seniors need to know that they are prepared financially; why not take the time to download the free retirement calculator so that you can be prepared for all that you want out of your retirement?