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Are You Thinking About Moving After You Retire? Have You Already Moved?

Are you thinking seriously about moving after you retire? Or, have you already moved? If you have, I’ll bet you have some great advice to share! I have started work on my third book. The working title is The Quest for Retirement Utopia: How to Find the Retirement Spot That’s Just Right for You. The…
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Let’s Skip the Silly Euphemisms and Embrace Our Age

“I will never refer to myself as ‘XX years young’ and expect others not to, either. There is no shame in being old so let’s not manufacture it with patronizing crap like that.” That bold declaration was posted by my friend, author Mark McNease (publisher of lgbtSr.org and the editor of my two books) recently…
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Retirement is Like a Buffet. Will You Stuff Yourself or Starve?

There’s a buffet restaurant a few miles from our home called Pacific Seafood Buffet. Most of the food is Asian, and the primary draw for us is the opportunity to eat all the sushi we care to eat for one price. Of course, there are a lot of other good dishes there too: tempura vegetables,…
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Dave joins the Retire Hoppy podcast

I recently had the pleasure of chatting with Ted Carr and Roy Weinberg on an episode of their Retire Hoppy podcast. No, that’s not a typo, and no, their podcast is not about rabbits – it’s about retirement and drinking beer! In each episode, they tackle a retirement topic and sample a craft beer. Clever…
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The Adventure List: What it is and Why You Need One

By now, you have almost certainly heard of the Bucket List. That’s a list of things you hope to experience before you pass away or “kick the bucket.” Perhaps you even have one. I do. I think they are a good idea. But while the concept of the Bucket List is good, it has its…
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Senior Housing Needs to Increase its Diversity Competency

[ Last year, I was honored to be named one of Next Avenue’s 2017 Influencers in Aging. Subsequently, I was invited to write an article for that website about the one thing I would like to change about aging in America. This is the article I wrote in response to that question. Reprinted with permission…
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Dave joins author/podcaster Mark McNease on “Live Mic with Mark McNease

Earlier this week, I was delighted to join author Mark McNease on his podcast, “Live Mic with Mark McNease.” Mark and I discuss my new book, Smooth Sailing into Retirement (which Mark edited), what’s ahead for Retire Fabulously! in 2018, as well as how our own retirement journeys are unfolding. You can enjoy the podcast here.…
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How to Succeed as an Entrepreneur After You Retire

[wd_hustle id=”hustle-mailchimp-opt-in”] For many people, being retired doesn’t necessarily mean never working again. A growing number of retirees are choosing to start their own business. According to the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, a leading researcher on entrepreneurship, more businesses are started by people ages 55 to 64 than by those under 25. While it is often…
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Why You Should Write Your Life Story

[wd_hustle id=”hustle-mailchimp-opt-in”] Your retirement should be a time of fun, relaxation, and fulfillment. It is best enjoyed by living in the present. Still, there will be times when you will find yourself recalling memories from throughout your life and reflecting upon the life you have lived. During these times of recollection and reflection, why not…
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5 Ways Pets Can Add Love to Your Retirement

[wd_hustle id=”hustle-mailchimp-opt-in”] Most people anticipate a retirement filled with travel, fulfilling leisure activities and fun times with friends. But for some retirees, especially those who are older and less able to participate in an active lifestyle, retirement can become a time of isolation and loneliness. Fortunately, a growing body research suggests that owning a pet…
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