Category: Dave’s commentary

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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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 Slow Down Time and Maximize Your Retirement

[wd_hustle id=”hustle-mailchimp-opt-in”] As you get older, doesn’t it seem as though time passes faster and faster? That’s the perception most of us have, although intellectually we know that time passes at exactly the same speed. But perception counts for a lot. And based on that perception, twenty years of retirement will seem to pass much…
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6 Trends That Are Changing Retirement in America

[wd_hustle id=”hustle-mailchimp-opt-in”] During the course of your working career, many factors such as technology and globalization have changed the work environment in countless ways. Many societal changes have impacted your personal life as well. It should come as no surprise that many of these same factors have also changed the retirement landscape. Some changes are…
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4 Reasons Why I Won’t Be Moving to a 55+ Active Adult Community

[wd_hustle id=”hustle-mailchimp-opt-in”] When you think about what type of community you plan to live after you retire, what comes to mind? Are you giving serious consideration to living in an age-restricted 55+ active adult community? Chances are, the younger you are today, the less likely you are to choose such a community after you retire. As…
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How to Conquer the Challenge of Downsizing

[wd_hustle id=”hustle-mailchimp-opt-in”] If you’re like most of us, at some point you will face the prospect of downsizing. Perhaps you want to move to a smaller house. Perhaps you want to move overseas or wander the country in an RV. Perhaps you just don’t want to leave a lifetime of stuff behind for your survivors…
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How Social Media Could Make Us Lonelier Seniors – and What You Can Do

[wd_hustle id=”hustle-mailchimp-opt-in”] As 2015 draws to a close and I look forward to 2016, I’m planning to make some fairly significant changes in my life. Many of these changes aren’t typical “new year’s resolution” changes, like resolving to lose 20 pounds or become better organized. They are more oriented towards shifting various aspects of my…
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To Enjoy a Happy Retirement, What Are You Willing to Let Go Of?

[wd_hustle id=”hustle-mailchimp-opt-in”] In many of the other articles on this website, I write a lot about all the possibilities for what you can do with your life once you no longer have to work (or at least, work full-time). You can spend more time doing things you’re passionate about, such as writing, playing music, creating…
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12 Retirement Myths – Busted!

[wd_hustle id=”hustle-mailchimp-opt-in”] People have a lot of misperceptions about retirement.  I’ve heard a lot of them over the years, and I’ve become especially aware of them since I started reading and researching extensively in order to produce content for this web site. Where do these misperceptions come from?  Generally, misperceptions thrive wherever there is a…
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