Retiree Blog Posts

Retirement Jealousy

We might as well deal with this subject now.  I've seen it and most, if not all, retirees have seen it as well.  Some may try to cover their jealousy of your retirement with phrases such as "I don't know how you can get up each morning with nothing...
by The Retired Baby Boomer on Apr 9, 2015

Retirement Jealousy

We might as well deal with this subject now.  I've seen it and most, if not all, retirees have seen it as well.  Some may try to cover their jealousy of your retirement with phrases such as "I don't know how you can get up each morning with nothing...
by The Retired Baby Boomer on Apr 9, 2015

Reluctant to Retire?

  I've talked to a number of people, baby boomers mostly, who for one reason or another have shown great reluctance to file for retirement with their employer.  They have various reasons for not wanting to retire.  One of the most popular is that...
by The Retired Baby Boomer on Mar 12, 2015

Reluctant to Retire?

  I've talked to a number of people, baby boomers mostly, who for one reason or another have shown great reluctance to file for retirement with their employer.  They have various reasons for not wanting to retire.  One of the most popular is that...
by The Retired Baby Boomer on Mar 12, 2015

Retirement Is Not What Some Thought It Would Be

At the risk of beating a dead (completely dead by now) horse, I am again posting what some recent retirees are discovering about their retirement.  Some of these you will find that I have already covered these points in earlier posts.  However, see...
by The Retired Baby Boomer on Feb 26, 2015

Retirement Is Not What Some Thought It Would Be

At the risk of beating a dead (completely dead by now) horse, I am again posting what some recent retirees are discovering about their retirement.  Some of these you will find that I have already covered these points in earlier posts.  However, see...
by The Retired Baby Boomer on Feb 26, 2015

What Do Baby Boomers Worry About?

Really, have you thought about this question at all?  What, if anything, do baby boomers worry about before and after that retirement date?  One of the obvious worries, of course, is did I save enough for retirement.  If you are already retired, i...
by The Retired Baby Boomer on Feb 19, 2015

What Do Baby Boomers Worry About?

Really, have you thought about this question at all?  What, if anything, do baby boomers worry about before and after that retirement date?  One of the obvious worries, of course, is did I save enough for retirement.  If you are already retired, i...
by The Retired Baby Boomer on Feb 19, 2015

Retirement Living During Winter

This may be an odd topic for discussion.  Discussion of retirement life during the winter months?  Well, as a retiree, most of us have lots of time on our hands.  Lots of time if you don't have hobbies or are working.  That time seems to get long...
by The Retired Baby Boomer on Jan 22, 2015

Retirement Living During Winter

This may be an odd topic for discussion.  Discussion of retirement life during the winter months?  Well, as a retiree, most of us have lots of time on our hands.  Lots of time if you don't have hobbies or are working.  That time seems to get long...
by The Retired Baby Boomer on Jan 22, 2015

Retiree Sad Tales - Part V

I've mentioned quite often about the number of retirees/senior citizens that work at Walmart.  Most, if not all, of the greeters you see at the main door are retirees.  I have seen stockers who are retirees as are some cashiers.  They all seem to...
by The Retired Baby Boomer on Jan 15, 2015

Retiree Sad Tales - Part V

I've mentioned quite often about the number of retirees/senior citizens that work at Walmart.  Most, if not all, of the greeters you see at the main door are retirees.  I have seen stockers who are retirees as are some cashiers.  They all seem to...
by The Retired Baby Boomer on Jan 15, 2015

Your Retirement Pension Plan

For a lot of us Baby Boomers, we were blessed in that we worked with the same employer most of our lives.  We will probably be the last generation that can make that statement.  We may well be the last generation that has a retirement pension from...
by The Retired Baby Boomer on Jan 4, 2015

Holidays and the Retiree

I broach this subject every time about this year.  I probably will again in December.  Many retirees live alone and have nowhere to go for the holidays.  Thanksgiving is 10 days away from the date of this post.  Being alone is punishment in and o...
by The Retired Baby Boomer on Nov 16, 2014

10,000 Baby Boomers Retire Each Day

Back in July, of this year, Senator Rob Portman of Ohio made the startling observation that 10,000 baby boomers retire and begin using Medicare and Social Security benefits each day.  At first glance, that seemed to be an overstatement.  Taking tha...
by The Retired Baby Boomer on Nov 9, 2014

My Morning Walk

Since I retired eleven years ago, I have started a number of different routines.  I still get up before the sun.  It's just my nature to be an early bird.  I've been like that all my life.  But, the routine I enjoy most is by starting out drinkin...
by The Retired Baby Boomer on Nov 6, 2014

Best Places To Retire in 2014

If you are retired in Florida or about to retire, you might want to think about this report from the National Institute on Retirement Security, released this spring, ranking the 50 states on factors essential to retirees.  Of course, those factors...
by The Retired Baby Boomer on Nov 2, 2014

Retiree Sad Tales - Part III

  As I continue on with this series, I find myself sad just thinking about the poor unfortunate people who didn't bother to plan for retirement.  I can't tell you how many people, smart people who didn't give one iota of forethought to plann...
by The Retired Baby Boomer on Oct 26, 2014

Retirement and the Single Person

People who are retired face a multitude of obstacles.  Some are of their own choosing.  But, in the case of the single retiree, the problems are multiplied.   What happens, for example, if you out live your retirement savings?  Who is going...
by The Retired Baby Boomer on Oct 19, 2014

Sometimes I Actually Miss Working

  Yeah, it's true.  There are times during my retirement I have actually missed working.  As I have said before, I miss some of my co-workers and the interaction, day to day, I had with them.  I miss the money I was making.  If I worked ov...
by The Retired Baby Boomer on Oct 5, 2014
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