Senior Hobby
Retirement Senior Stories

Time to Retire? Find a Senior Hobby!

My grandfather lived to age 96 — his sister to 104 — and never lacked for something to do. Activity was the key to their longevity. My grandfather loved to sell farms. He was making rural real estate deals right up to the end. My great-aunt took in boarding college students and gave them a…

Perfect Place to Live for Seniors
Retirement Travel

Where is the Most Perfect Place to Live?

Headlines last summer said, “Half the country wilts under unrelenting heat.” I couldn’t help but wonder if there is “the” perfect place to live in the US. Northerners like going south in the winter but you never hear about a big exodus from the south to the north in the summer. I am sure some…

Retire in Costa Rica: Retirement in Costa Rica for Americans
Retirement

Retire in Costa Rica? (Yes, You Can Afford Retirement)

After a lifetime of hard work, harder winters – and possibly hard up for money – how about retiring in Costa Rica. It’s a relatively safe place where the temperature’s always in the 70s, complete healthcare costs less than $50 a month for the two of you, where a two-bed, two-bath house rents for about…

Turning 65 Years Old
Retirement

Turning 65 Years Old: Scream About Getting Old

Even the benefits of Social Security, Medicare, and senior movie discounts fail to offset the urge to scream. I am 65 years old and I want to scream. Turning 65 years old is one of those life passages – like college hazing and infantry basic training – many men would rather avoid contemplating until it’s upon…

Seniors in College
Retirement

Put a Touch of Class into Your Retirement

Seniors return to college So many seniors tell me that college was one of the best times of their lives. I agree. Perhaps that’s why I continue to find myself in class – usually at least one a semester – even at age 71. Of course, all those cute coeds don’t detract from the experience….

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