Getting Older Means Life Getting Better with Great Planning

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Your opportunities don't diminish as you get older; we believe they expand. By now, you have taken advantage of the financial advice offered and you've set up accounts so you can work less or retire. Now the hard work is done and one chapter of your life is coming to a close. The time is ripe to begin again, taking advantage of the life of experience behind you. Opportunities abound for those who have turned 50, and here are some great tips on how you can learn more, stay active and lead the most rewarding life you ever have.

Learn More

You may know there are university-offered online courses out there, but did you know you can get tuition waivers and other discounts by virtue of being 50 and over? Programs vary from university to university, and often require you already have a degree. Try researching terms like "lifelong learning" and "mature students" to see what programs are out there in your area.

Close to home, the Ohio State University offers Program 60, a tuition-free opportunity for students who are 60 and older to audit undergraduate, graduate, and distance learning courses. Columbus State Community College calls its program Good as Gold. Like OSU, classes are available to audit for free. Summer term registration begins soon, so now is a perfect time to consider these options.

Travel More

Pick a destination, arrange your accommodations and bon voyage! This time, there is less scheduling around school holidays and demanding work. Make plans for yourself and friends without the same restraints you had 30 years ago. Traveling when you're older often means less hassle and more relaxation, benefits that are well-deserved later in life.

If you love to travel, make sure you've planned accordingly in your retirement planning with your financial consultants. Do you want to plan for annual or bi-annual vacations? Have you always dreamed of seeing the National Parks or exploring South America? These aspirations can all be arranged for in a good financial plan.

older couple in library reading together

Enjoy Work More

When you're working for pleasure or just working with less pressing needs, there has never been a more perfect time to make work something you love. Don't worry; your work choices aren't limited to seasonal, retail, or greeter positions. You can find part-time jobs that use your skills and allow you to have a flexible schedule. You could even search out opportunities to volunteer at your favorite nonprofit and contribute to charity with your talents.

Live More

Turning 50 is a perfect time to decide to live life more fully. Of course, we're here for you every step of the journey at BMI Federal Credit Union. Attend our 50+ Expo, a free, one-day event where you can be invigorated by the many options available to you as you get older.

  • What: BMI Federal Credit Union's 50+ Expo
  • When: Saturday, May 2, 2015 9:00AM - 2:00PM
  • Where: BMI Federal Credit Union, 6165 Emerald Parkway, Dublin, OH, 43016

Learn More About Financing When You're Over 50