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

As I enter the 4th stage of life with Rebel Retiree, I’ve accumulated a wealth of wisdom on how to survive your husband’s retirement. Here’s how my story began. At sixteen I received a dozen long stem roses. It was Valentine’s Day of 1973.  While

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