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

Retired and busy.

I don't know where the perception comes from that being retired is boring. I am so busy I wonder how I had time to go to work. There are numerous opportunities

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The old ways are still the best ways

William, Retired HI, USA      I may be able to help you out on your winter days through the ideas out of the Apollo 13 astronauts return flight, and

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Meandering Thoughts

Since I have not posted anything on this wonderful site for some time I thought that it was about time to do so, so with that being said, here it goes!

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Cataract surgery caused problem

regarding cataracts, I had cataract surgery on my left eye, correcting for distance. Little did I know that doing so would completely also result in

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Lack of Christmas spirit

I hope this little tip will help you get into the spirit this year. Music, specifically my father’s big band era Music was such a big part of my growing

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Non event @ chez moi, especially as it might be the last one. Can't believe the stupidity that some people get up to and the amount of money spend. Roll

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I think too much

I am naturally sedentary. And the the knees gave out… so very sedentary… Now two knee replacement surgeries and this introvert who, evidently prefers not

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Finding your Christmas Spirit

As I age, my Christmas spirit is always kindled by desire to remember the people in my life, those still here and those that have passed. I do know

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What kind of lenses did you have put in for your cataract surgery that gave you 20/20 vision? I have cataracts and will be getting surgery. Thank you, Wendy, for sharing your experience.

I will be getting cataract surgery and have been exploring lense replacement options.

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Considering moving 7 hours away

My husband and I both hate cold weather and have been looking at moving 7-8 hours south to costal Texas. Now we find out our son and his wife are having

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Cataract Surgery

Well, folks. I've have both eyes done... cataracts gone, new bright and shiny lenses in! I see 20/20 with both eyes (slightly less with each one)! Its

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Growing Old

What can I say about the week I have had – well – for one thing, it has been a rough one. So, let’s start out with some thoughts for today: If two wrongs

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Seriously... Old Men, Grumpy Ones!

Are they all cut from the same mold? As per the dude that is obviously lazy and sits on his behind all day whose response back indicates he thinks he

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Grumpy Old Husband

I googled this issue and found this site. I guess this is where the term grumpy old man comes from. He used to smile when I came home from shopping and

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After retirement anxiety and depression happen...

After Retirement anxiety and depression happen. Read real retiree stories! Help and be Helped here!

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Enjoy dancing

Last Sunday I went to a dance party at the bar. They hold a party once every month. I regularly attend a party. We eat, drink, sing and dance. We dance

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Rincoln Continental

A Chinaman goes to see the eye doctor. After the exam the doctor said, I know why you're having trouble. The Chinaman says, why? Doctor said, you have

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First off congratulations on your new endeavors helping Seniors. You should be proud. Second.. wondering if any seniors have dealt with not being able

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Quiet Time

Many years ago, I wrote a post that, at the time, made a lot of sense. Seeing that I have not written in a while, I dug it out, read it, and decided to

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Top of the Morning to You

No, I'm not Irish.. that turned out to be Scottish.. mixed with German and Baltic... what a mutt! Lol. I don't have much of a problem.. my wife

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Second retirement

I had my second hip replacement. My first one was last July. I am supposed to return to my little part time job in October but am finding myself with

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How do I stay focused

I am a 62 year old man retiring in 1 year, 10 months, 6 days, 18 hours and 34 minutes. I have a terrible time staying focused. I spend my evenings looking

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Community website

Wendy: I cannot seem to locate where on your site I can click to get to the page where I can add a funny quip or two. I thought it was the page where

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Husband needs to find something to do

My husband is a wonderful man but he must find SOMETHING to do. He's been retired for four years and has very little outside interests. I come home from

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Movie about Death Choices

Hi, If you would like to see a movie about someone's choice of how to die, try this movie called slipaway. It is free on youtube. People I know

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So Sad

I remain flabbergasted -that most of the stories other from australia --have pity party american retirees complaining about being so busy or not busy at

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Alcoholic Son

This past year has been very difficult for me and my son. He separated from his wife after a 17 year marriage. He has 2 sons. He has depression and

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Unexpected Dilemmas of a Retired Professional Woman

When we began to contemplate potential retirement, my husband and I focused on the more standard concerns, including, will we be financially comfortable,

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Movie about death choices

Hi, If you would like to see a movie about someone's choice of how to die, try this movie called slipaway. It is free on youtube. People I know in

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My husband is driving me crazy... it's not easy

It has been 6 years since my husband has retired and I am thinking of the Together apart lifestyle. It is a real thing and more common in Europe. My husband

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