To The Manor Retired (One More Day)

One more day.   Then the fingertip I am holding on to my old work life will let go and allow that ship drift away.  One can't be positive that the right decisions have been made.  But in the last week,  something (not sure what specifically) has caused a turn around in my outlook on life.  A change of the tide.  It might be the new medications.   It might be the ten pounds I...more

Finding the New Normal, A New Path

Those of you who know me personally were familiar with my store, Beabe's Toys and Gifts, which has been around since 2004 online, then as a brick and mortar.  This was a perfect illustration of a Baby Boomer listening to "Do What You Love, And the Money Will Follow", which is crap.  If you go into business, especially retail in this economy, be armed with all the research you can gather up, then do more....more

Six Steps to Commit: "Red Handbag" to Retirement

By Linda Katz...more

8 Signs That It's Time to Retire

How do you know when it is time to retire? It can mean many things to different people. There's the serious side of finance, career, and creating a new chapter. There's also the humorous side in which ironically there is a lot of truth. Read these signs it is time to retire from Elaine M. Decker (they are really great!). ...more
I retired to find time to write. Now I'm thinking of going back to work. I guess it's a Type-A ...more

What Does Career Mean to You?

Having a career means different things to different people. As you may have noticed, I'm not the type of person who says that your professional life needs to look a certain way. In fact I can remember when I took the helm as Section Editor for Career and Business. I warned my editor that she shouldn't expect all business suits, job search-y, and traditional takes on career. She just laughed. ...more
To have your dream job you must. 1- Love what you do (fulfill your core values) 2- You are good ...more

Social Security: Neutral in Name, Sexist by Design

Soon after we had our daughter, I read that elderly women receive far lower Social Security benefits than men due largely to motherhood. Having just become one, I visited the Social Security Administration website. ...more

How I Retired Before I Retired

Last month I spent 40+ hours in a vegan lifestyle coaching academy. A year ago, if someone had suggested I do such a thing, I would have thought them crazy. That was before I walked away from a good-paying, steady job, months before turning 47 years old. ...more
 @Roxana_the_Aviddiva "I can see myself consulting or coaching, writing and doing other ...more

All Good Things: A Father's Retirement

In life, all good things come hard, but wisdom is the hardest to come by....more

At least the dog wont kick me out...

Avery,  "When I grow up I'm going to buy the house next door and live in it."Me, "I love that idea!"Mitchell, "I'm going to buy the house on the other side and live in it."I'm all smiles.Peter, "I'm going to live in this house with my own wife and family!"...more
I know, right?  Little turds.  I guess I should be happy they love where they live.  We will see ...more