Retirees: What changes after you retire?
by Wendy, Retirement Enthusiast
When you retired, what surprised you?
These are things you possibly might not have considered. You go through a retirement transition, after you retire, and much of life changes... most of which we never considered before we retired.
We worry about finances -- but often don't consider the rest of what retirement brings! Do you spend MORE on groceries (home all day, no more restaurant lunches) or LESS on groceries (eating in is cheaper than out)?
Do you save money on gas OR use more gas as you don't want to stay home all day?
Do you work part-time, surprise surprise! OR did you actually plan to work less hours but continue to work in your retirement years?
Are you bored to death -- or happily pursuing new interests in life?
Which of your monthly bills have increased the most over your retired years or bother you the most?
How have you cut costs of your monthly expenses?
Did you upsize, downsize, or move to a new location after you retired? How did that work out?
Do you volunteer? Did you ever think you'd play the volunteer role? How does volunteering add to your life?