It is past time that I try to think a bit more critical about Covid-19 and how it affects retirement. We all feel the pressure and changes in our lives. There are people who refuse to accept the reality of the situation. They refuse the statistics and the science. The rest of us have to deal with the tragedy as it is. 687 Covid-19
When the talk is all one way it ceases to be conversation. It is more of a lecture. It is this one-way street that discourages honest conversation. Retirement gives us time to think about what we are doing. We can learn to listen as well as talk whenever we get a chance. 686 Conversation
Trying something new can be a real treat for retired people. It just takes getting up off of the couch and walking out the door. Sometimes that isn’t as easy as it sounds but it can certainly add a new dimension to the retirement experience. 684 Try Something New
How does one reason with someone who doesn’t believe in reason? I wish I had the answer to that question. We retired people have lived through a sea-change in acceptable methods of thinking. 683 The "Hot Generation"
It isn’t easy this ‘enjoying of the moment’. Life has prepared us to plan ahead. Make preparations. We concern ourselves with what may happen. The ability and inclination to enjoy the moment is drummed out of us at a very early age. 682 Retirement & Guilt
Typically, when a patient has a stroke, medical teams focus primarily on discovering the root cause, and rehabilitation becomes a secondary concern a few days later. Johns Hopkins is believed to be the first institution to flip that model, incorporating rehabilitation professionals such as physiatrists and physical therapists,
681 Keeping Up Financially (Part 3)
These three episodes are only intended to provoke a little thought about what you may be doing and some other possibilities. They have worked for us. They might work for you. I still think the key to successful financing of retirement is to spend less than you take in. And be lucky. 681 Keeping Up Financially (Part 3)