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

At sixteen I received a dozen long stem roses. It was Valentine’s Day of 1973.  While sitting in class, a voice announced over the intercom to pack up my belongings and go to the office to check out. My mom had called and wanted me

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. 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

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. And because it elicits a lot of negative strong opinions, some baby boomers are reluctant to come out and say that they did, or intend to. 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