After writing on so many aspects, we decided it was time to capture the 7 most important retirement questions. Everyone has questions and preconceived notions on what retired life will be like. While it’ll be unique and different for each of us, surprisingly, the majority of us are thinking and wondering about the same things.Continue Reading
Never before have we experienced such a crazy year! Personally, I’m happy to put it behind us and start afresh. To be candid, pretty much everything that could go wrong, went wrong.
This global pandemic has “rocked the world” in ways none of us ever imagined. With the distribution of vaccines, everything will start to become more normal. Our “brave new world” won’t be the quite the same.
With over 67 published articles, what did you enjoy the most? We appreciate your readership and strive to provide informative and interesting information. As we discovered, some of our favorites didn’t even make the list. In fact, some of our earliest posts proved more popular! Here are our top ten posts of 2020….Continue Reading
Retirement does strange things, straining even the most rock-solid happily married couples. At greater risk are all those marriages neglected over the years.
They drifted apart and other than the roof over their heads, often have little in common. The day they retire unleashes a whole new set of challenges for many couples.
Retirement as a single person isn’t something most of us planned on. Yet, about 23% of people retire alone every year. Some of the most common reasons include by choice, never finding that special someone or the passing of a partner. As a single retiree, this raises several challenges as well as advantages.Continue Reading
All too frequently you hear women lament “all he does is watch TV all day!” They’ve retired to their favorite recliner and seem reluctant to doing anything meaningful.
By that point, these women are at their wits end and at a loss as to his withdrawal. This can be a real challenge with what to do with a retired husband with no hobbies or friends.
Never before have we lived in such unsettling times. The entire fabric of society is being shredded with the outbreak of a global pandemic, associated economic meltdown, and social unrest. Entire industries are decimated with massive layoffs. No one predicted such turmoil and how you deal with it, might be the only thing you have control over.Continue Reading
In spite of the media and advertising portraying couples happily retired, not everyone wants or can afford to retire.
In fact, there are numerous reasons why retiring at the same time might not be the best idea. Reasons why you shouldn’t retire when your spouse does include:
1. You enjoying a fulfilling career and aren’t ready to leave….
Resigning from my job was not an easy decision. However, I never thought I would experience the loss of work friends after retirement.
I knew I needed to leave that toxic environment and my bad boss! What made it more manageable was the never-ending support of my wonderful husband. It was extremely scary with so many changes happening so fast.
Dealing with coronavirus and the ensuing lock downs is definitely putting a strain on our partnerships. Improving your relationship during the coronavirus crisis is going to take some definite focus. You need to work at it if it’s to be successful.
We are, usually, separated at least eight hours a day by work or other activities. Now, we are together day in and day out 24/7. In a lot of ways, this is a good dry run for retirement.