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 22, 2022

FREE BOOK! A Hope-filled, "Third Act" Love Story - My Gift to You

Like many other retirees I have encountered on this wonderful site, my Number One Bucket List item was to write a book. Well, almost nine years later here

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Nov 22, 2022

Retired, adjusting, connected and basically content.

After 40 years as a minister/church pastor, I retired at 65. My wife of 44 years died one year prior. But I remarried a wonderful woman who literally

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Nov 15, 2022


I am a retired nurse and lost my husband 2 years ago... We were best friends and did everything together. Have little family far away and few friends.

Continue reading "Lonliness"

Nov 15, 2022


It seems like just yesterday. I awoke and decided, It is time for me to retire! My path ahead changed. I had been looking after a geriatric. His end

Continue reading "Unretired!"

Nov 11, 2022

Mom Hospitalized Nov 2022

Mom was hospitalized one week ago, Sunday to Wednesday, and is back at Assisted Living. I've never seen Emergency so packed with people waiting to get

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Nov 09, 2022

Options are a must!

Before one retires, one might consider the satisfying options one will have if he or she retires. One might have a skill that one can use in part-time

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Nov 04, 2022


Here's my COVID story: My COVID story was a life lesson for me. My easy week with COVID doesn't mean it's easy for everyone, and I don't mean to negate

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Nov 02, 2022


I was sick last month. The week I was sick, I tested negative for Covid. Exactly a week later , I felt normal again, and took the test and it came out

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Nov 02, 2022

So Tired

So I worked for 35 years in a stressful position. I retired in 2020, got bored worked for a bank for 1.5 years and just recently said to myself I'm done.

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Nov 01, 2022

How this site helps the Donut Queen

Well, my on-line friend, the first thing I want to do is to thank you for this wonderful site. The second thing is to tell you how helpful this site

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Oct 31, 2022

My Career after Retirement

I decided 2 years after I retired at 59 that I needed structure in my life. I saw an ad in the community education catalog wanting people to clean houses

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Oct 29, 2022

Genealogy, Anyone?

I've been working on my family Genealogy. I have done this for ten years now but never mentioned it here. Does anyone use as I do? I've done

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Oct 18, 2022

Glad to be Home!

Whew! Glad to be home! I told myself, I made it. Home in one piece, one minute before it started raining. Do you tell yourself that too? I had just spent

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Oct 11, 2022

Feeling Sorry for Myself

I have great grown children and I appreciate them. I am 79 years old, walk with a walker, and I am a widow. I live alone. And I feel very alone. My day

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Oct 07, 2022

Retirement Savings: spend it or save it?

How do you know how much to allow yourself to take each year -- you don't know if you'll live ten years or thirty years, and need to have some extra monies

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