Retirement 103 – Can A Marriage Survive the Retirement Years?

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?

Retirement 101

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