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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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Retirement is sooo good -- you just have to get there first!

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Retirement Online Blog

Nov 17, 2017

Depressed and lazy

Retired about a month and a half ago after 56 years of working... first thing on agenda was visiting family and friends I haven't seen in way too long.

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Nov 16, 2017

Why raise us here in AK just to leave us now?

My heart is broken. My dad had a brain injury about 7 years ago, and now makes very rash decisions without listening to any of us 6 kids. After living

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Nov 16, 2017

Write with Power

My 2nd FaceBook page (a website, dummy!) is a FORUM I created for OLD STAGEHANDS (I started in 1966); I've had a lot of fun writing nostalgic pieces of

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Nov 16, 2017


I quit my job in May, sold our home, and moved to SC to be with family. Terrible financial decision! In three to five years, I would have been all set.

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Nov 16, 2017

Lonely... I'm Not Living.

It's 5am feeling lonely, lost questioning my life. I've been reading everyone's response to loneliness and I can truly relate and I am frightened. My

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Nov 13, 2017

Remarkable Conversations About the "R" Word - Part 2!

CONGRATS! You have agreed upon the guidelines for communicating with your spouse, significant other, or your coach. The next part is... what are the

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Nov 13, 2017

Remarkable Conversations About the "R" Word - Part 1!

How do you start a conversation about the 4th most difficult topic? Do you call it Retirement or Reinvention or 3rd Age or 2nd Act or Encore Years

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Nov 10, 2017

Top Ten Reasons to Retire

1. So tired of driving to work and home in the dark for months at a time. 2. The mountains of paperwork. 3. The ever-ending software changes, which

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Nov 10, 2017

Captain of Industry to Captain of the Sofa!! :) What now?

Shock...Exhilaration...Depression...Gratitude...Anxiety...what a wild ride this life can be. After 20+ years in a commanding tech career, I find myself

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Nov 10, 2017

Why is there such a fuss about senior entrepreneurs?

If you have reached 60 statistics indicate you will reach close to 90. With nearly 30 years to go you should not be considered a senior entrepreneur and

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Nov 10, 2017

Teacher Retirement after 26 years

I am a retired teacher with students with special needs. I worked for 26 years but I was out of work every couple of months due to my health... so had

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Nov 10, 2017


Interesting, I just retired Oct. 23, 2016. It has been almost a year now. I am extremely miserable. I wake up facing endless cleaning and gardening,

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Nov 10, 2017

What is a Drabble?

Seeing that I missed my weekly deadline to post an article here, I decided to share with you yet another writing endeavor I became familiar with while

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Nov 10, 2017

Transition Avalanche

So....I fell in love with this great guy and we enjoyed traveling together. I was already considering and planning retirement a year before we met.

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Nov 07, 2017

Nostalgia Run Rampant: Biscuits

My mother was the world's best cook. I'm pretty sure that there are many of us who feel that way, and I pity those who do not, or cannot. Before my Mom

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