Do you Have What it Takes to Move When You Retire

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, for any retired person or couple who desires to retire and

Does Social Security Contact You by Phone or Mail?

Are 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

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

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

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

How to Survive Your Husband’s Retirement

If you’re looking for a solution for how to survive your husband’s retirement, the best way to ensure your survival is to check in with yourself first. That’s because the only person you have control over is yourself. You don’t have control over your husband

Exceeded Social Security Earnings Limit: Don’t Worry

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

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

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

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

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

Affordable Travel for Retirees [Home Exchange]

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

Help Your Husband Overcome Fear of Retirement Boredom

Have you ever wondered why men fear retirement boredom more than women? Do you have little sympathy for your husband’s inability to occupy himself? Fear of retirement boredom is a serious problem for many men. A number of them will delay retirement for fear of

The Hype About Superfoods [Boomers and Healthy Aging]

Superfoods are NOT the answer to healthy aging. We’ve all heard the buzzword “superfoods”, and you may realize that the food industry uses this term to influence your buying habits. If you’re on social media or use the internet in any way, you’ve probably seen

Cause of Morning Joint Stiffness [Ways to Feel Better]

If you’re like me and almost every other baby boomer on the planet, you’ve experienced some kind of morning joint stiffness. Rest assured, though, the cause of morning joint stiffness isn’t necessarily because of arthritis or another dreaded condition. While our bodies naturally change as