Is Work the Missing Ingredient in Your Retirement Happiness Plan? By Robin Trimingham

If you are at the stage of your life where you are planning your retirement, take a look at this article. Not only do we have to decide if our finances are ready, but we have to determine if we are ready for all the leisure time we will have. Many folks who retire from their “day” jobs, choose to find part-time meaningful work as their second-act!

For more information on retirement, please visit my post Three Ways I Right-Sized in Retirement.

What is your second act going to be? Please share in the comments!

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Is Work the Missing Ingredient in Your Retirement Happiness Plan? By Robin Trimingham

There has been a lot of talk lately regarding whether Baby Boomers actually plan to stop working when they retire from their current source of employment.

According to a report published by the Transamerica Center for Retirement Studies, only 25% of all American workers intend to cease working immediately when the “reach a certain age or savings goal”, and approximately half intend to keep working for reasons of income and “health benefits”.

A recent Gallup poll concluded that the number of people who intend to work part-time beyond the normal retirement age is even higher, with nearly 75% of the people they surveyed indicating that they will keep working beyond the age of sixty-five.

For many the reason to keep working is not merely financial. The five key benefits of work for older people cited by Dr…

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Let’s Walk a Marathon – Internal Fitness Programme – Preparation Day – Plan, Clothing, Fluids, Stretching.

For those who have read my blog for a while, you know I am committed to fitness. I have been active my entire life, from mom taking us on walks as young children, taking us for endless hikes on Yosemite high country trails, to paying us to walking her show-collies as young tweens. That lifestyle …

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Yosemite Valley with Bridalveil Falls

I Feel the Earth Move

If you are a wilderness geek like me, you might know that today, April 21st is the 179th birthday of John Muir. If you didn’t know, let me tell you why he may have been considered (in my eyes) one of the most important men on Planet Earth. John Muir was a Scottish-American naturalist, author, …

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What swimming with whale sharks taught me

What Swimming With Whale Sharks Taught Me

The beginning of a brand new year can be inspiring for most of us. Last year I experienced something I never thought I would do. This is a re-post from January 2016. I hope you enjoy reading this once more. Several weeks ago, while vacationing in Baja, Mexico, I had an amazing opportunity to swim …

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Making Magic with Art

Traveling this week for the Thanksgiving holidays found us in my cousin's house near Portland, Oregon. Many of us California family members visit every couple of years to the Pacific Northwest for some family holiday time. A former teacher, my cousin is now an elementary school vice-principal and has always had a soft spot for …

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Hummingbirds' quest for food

Never Ending Quest for Food

If you are a bird watcher, you know that birds love to eat! Every day I delight in watching my hummingbird family enjoying their hourly quest for food. The male is very brave and has been know to fly right up to me as I patiently wait for the right photo op! Soon, the female …

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Three Ways I Right-sized in Retirement

Three Ways I Rightsized in Semi-Retirement

We read a lot about downsizing these days as Baby Boomers are actively pursuing new ways of life as they consider retirement. "Rightsizing" is a process that implies a less than cutthroat approach to restructuring than downsizing. I have been following Kathy's blog SMARTLiving365.com and recently had the opportunity to write this guest post while she was enjoying some travel. Kathy and I …

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