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

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

Eliminating Waste and the Cost of Ownership

Imagine that you retired today. How would you celebrate the occasion? The quintessential act is to embark on a journey with no timetable. After all, no one is expecting you at the office, ever again! One man that we met was embarking on his journey.

Just in Time Retirement in a Just in Time World

Well, how do you teach an old dog new tricks? In most cases, maybe you can’t. The way we conduct business has changed fundamentally over the last 30 years. Those that adopted these changes have the opportunity to thrive and those that couldn’t adapt to

Solutions if you Didn’t Save Enough for Retirement

If you’re a baby boomer who didn’t save enough for retirement or lost your savings in the stock market crash of 2008, you’re not alone – an estimated 45% of boomers have zero savings for their retirement. If you’re looking for a practical solution to