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WHOSE BRIGHT IDEA WAS RETIREMENT?

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Who invented the concept of retirement? And why? This article answers those questions, and the key question so many of us ask post-retirement: Now what? As you evolve from your work life to your retired life, finding something that excites and motivates you is crucial. Here’s how.

Why Age When You Can Sage?

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The Grass Is Greener (and Taken Care Of For You!) On The Other Side: Considering The Benefits of Independent Living

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Imagine no more yardwork or routine house maintenance. A housing community filled with peers and new friends. And wonderful amenities right at your doorstep like a pool, on-site gym, and special events. Learn more about Independent Living, the housing arrangement designed exclusively for older adults that can help make your retirement easier, more convenient, and more fun!

Retirement Security, Even In A Volatile Market

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Along with other worries and concerns the COVID-19 pandemic caused, the recent dip in the financial markets has made many of us wonder what we should do next and if we should reconsider our budgets and investments. If you’re nearing or are retired, these are important questions to solve. Do The Math Making a list of your spending habits is an essential first step. Getting a clear picture of where...

The Best Thing A Retired Teacher Can Do? Keep Teaching!

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It’s no secret many of us went into teaching because we have a passion for education. That love for helping children never goes away, even after retirement, and especially during the nationwide shutdown due to COVID-19. Many retired teachers are becoming online mentors to students. Their motivation is the same purpose that brought them to the field. That renewed spark, paired with decades of...

Why Teachers Should Run for President

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In 1928, a young man, in order to pay his tuition at Southwest Texas State College, took a teaching job at Welhausen School in Cotulla, a small town near the Mexican border. His students were children of Mexican-American farmers. He didn’t speak Spanish and many of them didn’t speak English. But that didn’t stop him. He encouraged them by holding speech and debate tournaments and organizing...

Having an Emotional Retirement? Join the Club.

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If retirement is throwing you for a loop, you’re definitely not alone. Coleman Barks, a poet and translator, writes this about his last day of teaching at the University of Georgia: “I missed giving my final final exam. I slept through it. The alarm didn’t sound, or I turned it off in my sleep. I’m buying a new clock. But maybe it’s perfect this way. They wrote me such letters. I’ll...

Retirement Tips for Couples (Or, How Not to Kill Each Other)

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“Happiness is only real when shared.”  —Chris McCandless, from Into the Wild According to the Social Security Administration, nearly 80 million people are retiring at a rate of about 10,000 per day. Meanwhile, since 1990, divorces among the 65+ population have tripled. Coincidence? Probably not. Sociologist Stephanie Coontz, director of research at the Council on Contemporary...

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