Retirement-Online: What's New?

Lots of retirement feedback, support and ideas from Wendy, Retirement Enthusiast/Coach, AND retirees worldwide who have "been there and done that" already!

Let's share the Retirement Journey together...

It never ceases to amaze me how one persons words, the exact words you need to hear, can change your life! That's why I welcome all the posts and retiree feedback on my site -- I can't possibly have answers for what everyone needs to hear. 

As a Community, we have many different retirement/aging experiences and thoughts to share.

  • You never know when your story is exactly what another retiree is going through (yeah, you'd be surprised how often that happens). 
  • The "WOW, it's not just me" happens. This simply lets you know you are not crazy, your issues happen to many others too.

  • Feedback is provided by readers and maybe just maybe one is the key to your moving forward in life. Someone experienced the same thing, one retiree with the right empathy for your situation,  or someone gave you a little kick in the butt!

Please share your own story for feedback from retirees -- OR -- comment on the stories below to share your two cents.

You never know if your voice will bring that one retiree clarity for their future!

Pay it Forward! 

 Thank you!

Pssst!  Share your story here!  -- OR -- Read Submissions Below!

Retirement Online Blog

Nov 25, 2021

Thanks for this Forum

I retired 12 days ago. Right after, I traveled to Boston with my husband for 3 days and upon returning I seem to be just recovering. It's not that I can't

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Nov 24, 2021

Looking for a Few Readers- Possible Sequel Coming?

Book Giveaway. One of the things on my bucket list was to write a novel. A lifelong friend said no way would I would ever finish it. He suggested we make

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Nov 24, 2021


I read a lot because 1) I love reading, 2) it keeps my mind sharp, and 3) it consumes vast amounts of time. I am currently reading perhaps the most mind-bending

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Nov 22, 2021

Exercise. Subject for discussion...

I don't know what happened to me. I retired 3 years ago. At 67, in July 2019 I did the 7-day 500 mile RAGBRAI bike ride after many months of hard training,

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Nov 22, 2021

My Retirement Job: Govt. Clerk

Hi. I retired from a blue-collar utilities company in 2002, at 55, after 32 years' employ, with a pension. I squandered most of it quickly, with grown

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Nov 17, 2021

VIdeo Games on your Phone or Tablet?

I never did video games, but I am addicted to SOLITAIRE on my tablet. Let me explain... First, My husband and I play RUMMIKUB with my sister and her

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Nov 17, 2021

Retirement and getting older...What to, Have to, Want many to's...

I retired back in 2015 due to physical and emotional limitations suddenly occurring in my life. After living a very hectic and active life (all my life)

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Nov 16, 2021

Depression mainly caused by husband

So after losing my dear mum i got very low. Was actually low before losing her but not like this, now felt ill, knew it was full blown depression. Husband

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Nov 15, 2021

Husband is driving me bat shit crazy

My husband just got laid off a couple of months ago and decided he was going to retire. He always wanted to go to Texas when he retired, so we drove 12

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Nov 15, 2021

Retirement Not A Easy Thing

Retirement: every working person's dream... then the big day. In a week, I was climbing the walls. I had all this time on my hands and nothing to do.

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Nov 12, 2021

Grief and loss

Three years retired and hating every minute of it. Working with a therapist, I've finally realized that what I am dealing with - or not dealing with -

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Nov 03, 2021

Thank you God, Never Could Have Made It, Without You

It will be two years the end of November 2021. I love being retired. I still keep a calendar but it is filled with things I Love and Want to Do. Sometimes

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Nov 03, 2021

Daily Routine (poem)

Just had a funny thought. Hadn't planned on posting this little poem but seeing that I was cleaning out some of the paperwork we dragged with us from the

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Oct 29, 2021

Got Anxiety or Depression?

I read so many sad depression or anxiety stories on this page. wow. Please tell me what really helped you - anything natural, or your medication. What

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Oct 27, 2021

WHAT do you see outside your home window?

Yeah, weird question, but just think -- some of you look out at a parking lot, others see a large park, tall buildings, the roof across the street, homes

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