Your Retirement Journey

Do you want to share your retirement story with others? IF you will consider writing your story, I would love to publish it here so that others can share your experiences -- good or bad. If this website can help only one person, my mission is fulfilled. Thanks for helping!

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  • your memories about your working years
  • the expeience of actually leaving your job, doing retirement paperwork, walking out the door that last time...
  • your transition from working to retirement
  • what do you do all day in retirement? explain a typical retirement day in your life.
  • how is your retirement income? social security alone? do you get a pension? are finances tight (if so, how long have you been retired)?
  • any negatives during retirement? problems with pensions or social security? any warnings to others on what happened to you?

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Do you have a retirement story to share with others? If you have any retirement insight, please share your story, to help others survive the retirement years.

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Lost in Retirement 
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My Land In Wisconsin 
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Recently retired- Still figuring it out 
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True Colors 
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Getting Out of My Comfort Zone 
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Another way to look at retirement 
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Ca. Senior Forced Into Retirement 
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Thinking of early retirement 
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Retirement: Move forward, Don't look back 
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Retired Extremely Early 
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My Retirement in Colorado 
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OM,61,JAIPUR, RAJSTHAN, India 
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Why I retired 
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Retirement: Enjoying My Life! 
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Retired at 58 and Bored but Happy Enough... 
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Retired and "Citizen of the World" 
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Long time retiree 
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