It was 1999, and my wife (Tootie) and I were looking forward to retirement. At 48, all five of our children had left home. Though our golden years were still over a decade away, our nest was empty, and we relished the next season of “our time.” For some couples, the empty nest season may … Continue reading Retirement 103 – Can A Marriage Survive the Retirement Years?
In my last post, Retirement 101, I emphasized the need to make a smooth transition to Retirement and the importance of waking up each morning with a purpose. In this post, Retirement 102, I’d like to expand on that idea and urge you to take time to reflect on the “benefits” of retirement and the … Continue reading Retirement 102
Earlier this year, a good friend of mine retired. Having made that same decision four years ago, I called to offer, at no charge, my unsolicited, been-there-done-that advice as his retirement adviser. I thought I heard an appreciative response on the other end of the phone. Or was it a skeptical chuckle? Regardless, I proceeded … Continue reading Retirement 101