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Lots of retirement advice & retirement ideas from Wendy, your Retirement Guide, AND retirees worldwide who have "been there and done that" already!

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Aug 01, 2015

My story

I involuntarily retired in 2013 at 57 and am miserable. I worked in banking for 30 years and spent the last 81/2 working nights. I never really liked

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Aug 01, 2015

Hi Mick Here... about to retire feeling anxious

I have put in my papers to retire after 32 years in the police, and since then I wake up every morning with a knot in my gut, I would like to know if

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Jul 24, 2015

Depression at being too young to be in a nursing home

I'm an alert, active 68-year-old who was unwillingly incarcerated in a nursing home because of a fall that put me in a wheelchair and out of my charming,

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Jul 24, 2015

Badly missed working structured life after retirement as a teacher

Thinking a lot about co-workers and classrooms since after retirement. Had build a new routine for daily life of exercising, swimming, reading , browsing

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Jul 24, 2015

My retirement experience

First, I felt forced out. I retired early because I could and also because of a deteriorating work environment and my health was bothering me. I didn't

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Jul 22, 2015

Retirement-Online Community: Learn more here!

The Retirement Online Community is for retired people seeking new friends and pen pals!

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Jul 17, 2015

Volunteer: child carer, also animals and the elderly.

I am qualified in two fields, Child care with teaching, animal care, and office work, I was a secretary. So when my Mother passed away, I trotted along

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Jul 17, 2015

Chronic Loneliness in the Extended Aloneness

There is a difference between aloneness and loneliness. Being alone is being without the presence of another person. Sometimes we seek aloneness to rebalance

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Jul 17, 2015

Redundant at 70

Hi I enjoyed my job but the company I worked for deteriorated and lost work, the result was that I was made redundant. Even at 70, I could still cope

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Jul 17, 2015

Forced Retirement: asbestosis

I was a painter/decorator, I really loved my job, meeting new people, but I soon noticed I couldn't get up stairs or ladders, coughing a lot. After people

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Jul 08, 2015

Computer Error / Problem

As we Silver Surfers know, sometimes we have trouble with our computers. For those of us who seem to be tech savvy, we still encounter problems with computers

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Jul 08, 2015

A Hurt 10 Year Old Boy Captured Within

A true story that very few just might not understand and may be disturbing to many retirees. But! There is an important lesson that all should learn out

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Jul 08, 2015

Early Retirement Blues

Hi there Well my story started in November 2014. After 30 years of teaching I found I woke up one morning, sat on the toilet and burst into tears. My

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Jul 02, 2015

Retired after 35 years in law enforcement

Greetings. While I am sorry to hear of the anxiety and depression that others have experienced, it's good to know that I am not alone. After an active

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Jun 27, 2015

Emotional Roller Coaster

I was a minority shareholder and COO in a small private company. Our market had been very volitale over the past 4 years and we had accumulated a substantial

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