Retired....what is that?
I pretty much was directed into widowhood and retirement at the same time.
I tried to keep our business afloat but being a construction business I was walking on a fine line. I sold the business and paid off the debts.
Then it was the reality of living on my own, isolation to a degree as the winters are fierce where I lived. Making a decision to have all those happenings I have heard of happen to me.
Garage sales, downsizing, moving, renting, making financial decisions, some smart some stupid :)