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?

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 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 Easy Ways to Relieve Stress 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

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 or his retirement. It’s up to you to make the 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

How to Retire at 62 with Little Money [It’s About Value]

If you’re looking for answers on how to retire at 62 with little money, I think the best way to do it is through Just in Time Retirement or value-based retirement. It’s the way that Rebel Retiree and I have managed our retirement for the past 15 years. Plus, you’ll need to: Conquer retirement peer Learn More

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 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

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 many retirees. They simply cannot justify its costs. Although it Learn More

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 boredom. Furthermore, a large number of retirees claim they are Learn More

Should I Move to a 55+ Retirement Community [Why I Wouldn’t]

Have you ever thought about retiring and moving to a 55 + community? If you’ve ever looked at one of their websites, they make quite a convincing argument for why you should. The stock photos they post are beautiful – sunshine, palm trees, lovely smiling people. They make living in a gated community sound ideal.  Learn More

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 the posts and ads that promote superfoods for healthy aging. Learn More