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September 17, 2019 — A special Retirement supplement in the New York Times was filled with sage advice about baby boomer retirements. The Sept. 12 section had articles on topics like finances, the new retirement, finding purpose, etc. ( See link at end, you might also find it in your library). The experts and retired people interviewed there (some quoted below) sparked a whole raft of new thoughts about retirement. Particularly, it made us realize how retirement is such a different experience from any other phase of life. Retirement might even be harder, mainly because it requires a great deal of self-initiative to do it right. Here are some of our new thoughts on the retirement process.
No ritual. The founder of consulting company Age Wave, Ken Dychtwald, points out that there is a ritual associated with most of the events in our lives, but not retirement. When you started school your mother probably took you out to buy clothes, and the whole family waited for the bus to pick you up. The process of going to college meant you took tests, visited campuses, got counseling, and if lucky, had parents who gave plenty of advice. Graduations were fraught with ceremony. But on the day you retire, you might be lucky to go out for drinks with colleagues. The next day all the trappings and structure of 40 years of working disappear.
“In retirement you are in a class of one; it’s a life test with no text and no teacher”Topretirements.com
What it's Like to Retire in Leesburg-FL
Leesburg Florida is fast growing town of just over 22,000 people in the lakes district central FL. The town is southeast of Ocala and The Villages, and it is located between Lake Harris and Lake Griffin. Orlando is to the southeast. The town grew over 38% from 2000 to 2008, and a lot of that growth is the result of retirees choosing Leesburg as their retirement town. The many large and small lakes in and around the town are a primary attraction... more >>
What it's Like to Retire in Reno
Reno, "The Biggest Little City in the World", is the 4th largest city in Nevada with a population of about 220,000. It is near the slightly smaller city of Sparks in the northwest corner of Nevada. Reno came to fame in the 20th century when people from the east, particularly New Yorkers, came here to get a quickie divorce. Gambling is very important to Reno's economy, although it is no longer the gambling capital of Nevada... more >>
What it's Like to Retire in Wilsonville
Wilsonville is a town of 19,000 as well as being a suburb of Portland. The town is growing fast and has an affluent population. It is located south of Portland and on the Willamette River. Many large corporations have established headquarters or their operations here. Photo of Town Center Park courtesy of Wikipedia and Aboutmovies;photo of Wilsonville City Hall courtesy of Wikipedia and M.O. Stevens... more >>
What it's Like to Retire in Melbourne
Melbourne is the second largest city in Australia after Sydney. Many would say that it is its most sophisticated. Whatever the case, retiring baby boomers will find much to like in Melbourne. One of its finest attractions is a compact city center that can be easily transversed on foot, bike or free tram. There is an interesting mix of colonial and modern architecture that get along well together for the most part... more >>
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