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

Aug 11, 2022

Irwin on retirement

Just a thought I wanted to share with those reading this site. Being retired now for many a year, just wanted to share one of our secrets to starting

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Aug 08, 2022

My Great New Healthy Hobby: Audiobooks

Hi Everyone, I'm spending this extremely hot summer indoors, and loving it. I have discovered audiobooks...and I don't just sit and listen to books

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Aug 08, 2022

Retirement Blues

Been retired for over two years and I'm a mess! I don't love my life anymore. I'm trying to build some kind of community to replace the one I had through

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Aug 04, 2022

258 days

I'm not retired yet. I'm 59...and a half; the only time you use half numbers is when you're 4 and approaching retirement. My wife is sick and likely

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Aug 04, 2022

Just Another Day in Paradise

Hello folks. Summer is relentlessly cruising by. I've been reading a Harlan Coben novel that somehow escaped me, and here's a thought that rang too true.

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Jul 30, 2022

Dear Retiree: What are you doing?

Hey, Wendy here. Well, the problem of no emails is because there were no new posts, so the server doesn't send anything out. Yikes! So, to send an

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Jul 07, 2022

please comment about my new hobby - Encore Geelong Network

ENCORE GEELONG NETWORK How should I move forward? I have recently established a new network - it's basically a mobile management consultancy for active

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Jul 06, 2022


Just keep on keeping on in retirement by being productive, in other words, have and keep a purpose about yourself! You can get a part-time job or a volunteer

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Jul 06, 2022

Our Golden Years

Well here I am 78 with several old age problems and restricted to what I can do and with a husband with Dementia and trying to keep busy and put a little

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Jul 06, 2022

Sleep escaper (before retirement)

I'm 6 months away from retirement and gave my notice 3 weeks ago. Since then I've only been thinking about how life will be on the other side and my

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Jun 29, 2022

Expat in Germany

Hello all, My name is Allan, 68 years old, I have been retired for some 3 years, two of which were wasted due to the pandemic. I am married but my wife

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Jun 23, 2022

Senior Wit

This is copied from an email I received. Just had to pass along! 1. I changed my car horn to gunshot sounds. People get out of the way much faster now.

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Jun 22, 2022

Volunteering or shelter dog? My shelter dog IS my contribution

Hello Everyone. I have been retired four years and am 66. Like many, I first retired one place and bought a house, then found that the environs were

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Jun 22, 2022

Loving my local Senior Center!

I have been so happy to have joined my local Senior Center. They have so much to offer. I just went on one of the many day trips to Baltimore MD for

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Jun 22, 2022

Checkers, a life lesson

I have been playing the board game of checkers with my youngest granddaughter for a number of years, I have ALWAYS won, why not, I have been playing the

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