Will you be able to put enough away to live in comfort in your later years?
Retirement: the opportunity you’ve been waiting for? You’ve done the job you had to do. Now it’s your time to do the job you want to do....
Retirement doesn’t have to mean winding down. Do you find that the world seems to think that, once you retire, your brain turns off, your body shrivels up like a prune and you become invisible? You may find that people expect you to slow down and the danger is that, sooner or later, you give […]
Planning ahead can lead to a happy, fulfilling retirement. Are you still working and enjoying your work? Are you anxious about what retirement will be like? Employers who offer pre-retirement planning tend to focus on finances, which is of course very helpful, but do you realise that you have 20 plus years ahead of you? […]
Can retirement really be fulfilling? If you’re due to retire, it may or may not be because you have chosen to do so. Even if it’s your choice, you may still wonder ‘what will it be like?’ You might tell yourself: ‘I worked hard all my life, I deserve a rest’. Without a doubt, you […]
QUESTION: What do I do after work? ANSWER: Join the Aristocracy. If the soul has food for study and learning, nothing is more delightful than an old age of leisure. Marcus Tullius Cicero In the western world we are so much defined by what we do, what we earn, where we’ve come from. The first […]
The fourth in a series on the ups and downs of early retirement I have figured out why retirement was once required at the age of 65: we need the extra time for grooming and staying healthy. It gets harder as one ages. For instance, a friend started taking long walks to control her weight […]
The third in a series on the ups and downs of early retirement In the beginning, there was no retirement. There were no old people. In the Stone Age, everyone was fully employed until age 20, by which time nearly everyone was dead, usually of unnatural causes. Any early man who lived long enough to […]
The second in a series on the ups and downs of early retirement Women planning their retirement have no problem finding information about finances, healthcare and the best places to live on a fixed income. But, I’ve never seen a single article that mentioned lunch. Yes, lunch has become an unexpected challenge, particularly for me, […]
Drop it. Leave it. They mean the same thing: just let it go right now. I speak in a calm, authoritative voice, and my dog Lola swallows the dead mouse she found I call Izzie away from the fence where she is terrorizing the neighborhood, and she ignores me. We’ve been to dog school a […]