Welcome to my Retirement is not a Dirty Word website.
Many of us drift into retirement, others count the days while some get pushed. Regardless of how you get there. Retirement is inevitable it is just the age that differs. Let me tell you why Retirement is Not a Dirty Word.
- The people who eagerly anticipate plan their retirement and know what they will do when work is over for them.
- The drifters retire with no plans of how to fill their days now that work has gone.
- Those who are pushed are the hardest hit. They have no plans, have not prepared themselves financially or emotionally for the huge change in their lives.
Group one has planned for this major change in their lives for a long time. They are financially and emotionally able to cope with this major change in their lives.
Group two, who have drifted along, not thinking or planning for their future, are often the ones who don’t take well to retirement when it arrives. Often it is people in this group who have difficulty is adjusting to this major lifestyle change. They have not planned for living on a greatly reduced income and find themselves in financial difficulties. They have not cultivated interests that they can continue with after retirement. Their friends tend to be with their workmates and with retirement this can mean loneliness for them. They are also the ones who become depressed.
Group Three have the greatest struggle of all. Losing their job before they reach retirement age is more traumatic than any other time in your life. Jobs are hard enough to get when you are young but when you are pushing retirement age it is often impossible. Regardless of your skills and experience employers are usually not interested when you are over 55 years old.
How To Handle The Change
I created this website to help people who have retired and are struggling with filling their days and coping with this huge change in their lives. My website is about the problems and possibilities that come with retirement.
- Staying fit after 50
- Taking care of your mental and physical health
- Maintaining your social life
- Creating new interests
- Enjoying life to the fullest
- Giving something back
- And the biggest question of all Will My Money Last
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For me, and many others, retirement has not meant the end of a productive life. It has been a new and exciting beginning. Life after retirement can be more rewarding than you think.