Unleash the Power of Play for Older Adults

Years ago I realized the power of play while coloring with my daughters at a 4-H meeting. I was a forty-something mom sitting on the floor working on the group’s float project for an upcoming parade. My job was to outline circles on craft paper with various colored markers to simulate a crowd at a (Learn more!)

Tips for Living Debt-Free in Retirement

If you’re like most baby boomers, you’ve probably experienced the feeling of having too much credit card debt. Maybe you’re carrying a balance from month to month, or perhaps you’ve been hit with an unexpected late fee or two. Either way, credit card debt can feel like a weight around your neck. It’s a stressful (Learn more!)

How to Grow Ashwagandha From Seeds for Healthy Aging

Would you like to learn how to grow Ashwagandha from seeds? If you’ve already reaped the benefits from Ashwagandha supplements for healthy aging, you may be motivated to do so. Cultivating and growing your own medicinal herbs can be a very rewarding experience. Plus, you’ll feel a little more self-sufficient knowing that you’re being proactive with (Learn more!)

Get a Grip! 3 Hand Strengthening Exercises for Retirees

It’s easy to overlook hand strengthening exercises when planning our workout routines. We may be more interested in burning belly fat or increasing our cardio endurance. However, maintaining strong hand strength as we grow older is very important. It’s important because hand fitness plays a significant role in our ability to perform everyday tasks with (Learn more!)

Yes! Retire at 62 and Work Part-Time in Retirement

I think it’s an excellent idea to work part-time in retirement. It’s an especially sweet deal if you work and also take advantage of collecting Social Security benefits at 62. Additionally, working part-time in retirement can help you stretch your resources, whether yours are thick or thin. Furthermore, and perhaps the most rewarding, is that (Learn more!)

Should I Move When I Retire – Only If You Have What it Takes

Should I move when I retire is a question often asked by retirees and those planning retirement. Equally important, I think, is the question, “How independent am I?”  The question is very important because a strong sense of independence is essential for success for any retired person or couple who desires to retire and move. (Learn more!)

Does Social Security Contact You by Phone or Mail?

re you confused as to how Social Security will contact you about retirement benefits? If case you are, you’re not alone. With that said, let me note that there are various methods the Social Security Administration uses for communication. It’s not complicated. Although we all need to be conscientious because of scams and unscrupulous individuals (Learn more!)

Perks: Retirement Has its Privileges in a Pandemic

Have you noticed that retirement has its privileges during the coronavirus pandemic?  It may be difficult to imagine there are perks, especially as Americans and people around the globe continue to suffer deeply from the detrimental health and economic effects of Covid19. The pandemic has altered Americans’ everyday lives. Routines have been disrupted.  Many people (Learn more!)

Aging? 4 Natural Stress Relievers So You Can Sleep

If you’re looking for easy ways to relieve stress so you can sleep, I’ve got 4 solutions you’ll love. But first, let me give some background on sleep and aging. I used to think that getting older meant that I would need less sleep than my younger counterparts. Perhaps perpetuated by anecdotal evidence of old (Learn more!)

Best Retirement Advice for Uncertain Times

The best retirement advice I can give you during uncertain times is to rely on your own judgment rather than on commission-driven “retirement experts”, or the advice of people on social media. Furthermore, don’t base retirement decisions solely on money. It’s the best retirement advice at any time, regardless of the uncertainty of the world (Learn more!)

Common Sense Advice for Older Adults [Coronavirus]

Years ago as a hurricane threatened the Gulf Coast of Louisiana, my sister-in-law and I conversed about human nature. People in our community were on high alert for good reason. Store shelves emptied fast of everyday staples like bread and milk. Everyone stocked up on canned goods knowing the importance of having food that required (Learn more!)

How to Survive Your Husband’s Retirement

Are you looking for a solution for how to survive your husband’s retirement? If so, you’re not alone. Many of us have concerns and questions about how to handle our husband’s retirement. With that said, the best way to ensure your survival is to check in with yourself first. That’s because the only person you (Learn more!)

Don’t Worry if You Exceed the Social Security Earnings Limit

Have you exceeded the yearly Social Security earnings limit? Or think you might? Don’t worry. I know from personal experience that returning the money to Social Security is painless and efficient.  And I’m going to explain exactly how it works. But first,  I’ll give you some background information. Rebel Retiree began collecting benefits at 62.  (Learn more!)

Things to do When Retired and Bored [50 Boredom Busters]

Finding things to do when retired and bored can be a challenge. And retired men find this especially painful. Read: Help Your Husband Overcome Fear of Retirement Boredom However, help is on the way! My list of 50 Boredom Busters will set your motivation motor into high gear! This is not your typical list. I  (Learn more!)

Retired? 7 Smart Reasons to Move to a Smaller Home

Lately, Rebel Retiree and I have been thinking about moving to a smaller home. Before going any further,  let me add that we love the home we’re in, particularly its rural location and the abundance of wildlife we get to see in our yard. And with its big, roomy floor plan, each of us has (Learn more!)

Why Do So Many People Claim Social Security at 62

Why do so many people claim Social Security at 62 is a common question. Although answering can draw a lot of negative strong opinions. Therefore, I think some baby boomers are reluctant to say they’ve claimed at 62, or will. My instincts tell me that it can be an embarrassing admission for some individuals – (Learn more!)

[Home Exchange]Affordable Travel for Retirees

If you had your druthers, how would you spend your retirement? Many people answer that they would like to travel – to experience foreign countries, see exotic landscapes, or visit all of America’s national parks. However, traveling can be expensive. It’s only a dream for many retirees. They simply cannot justify its costs. Although it (Learn more!)