Retirement Talk

WHAT to do with the rest of your life?


Del Lowery "Retirement Talk is an audio podcast (written script a click away) intended to help people who are retired, or considering retirement, to examine their own lives. We will consider an active retirement life in all its facets - not just financial. A retirement life-style that has been considered  carefully is our goal. We want to encourage thought and action." Del Lowery - Host

460 Tom's Letter

Here is an example of planning for retirement and having it all come to fruition. The dream of living on a boat, writing, painting and enjoying nature all come true for some.

459 Doing Nothing Without Guilt


Doing nothing during retirement is a choice we might make. Some folks call it just being lazy and feel guilty. Others call it living at the moment and call it perfect.

458 Winter Road Trip


Road trips are one of my favorite things to do. Winter road trips are totally different from those that are taken in other seasons. Here is a story of our first winter adventure going down the road.

457 Finances - Part 3


This is the third in a series concerning retirement and finances. In this episode I give a little more detailed breakdown of an example of managing money month to month. It might help you clarify how you manage money on a more immediate basis.

456 Finances - Part 2


Living within your means is easier said than done. But is key to retiring without having to worry about money. This basic truism must be followed both before and after retirement. That and good luck will provide.

455 Finances?


How much money will I need to retire? What a difficult question; when you are working and when you retire. No one knows what will happen in your life or in your greater community. There are no guarantees. What to do?

454 End of Life Issue


We all die. The question that is troubling is the suffering that many times accompanies the end. That is what the medically assisted end of life issue is all about. "You Don't Know Jack" is a movie that deals with the issue. Here are some thoughts after a late night viewing.

453 Continued Learning


Learning something new has a way of lifting us up. We gain a new view on a part of the world. Our curiosity leads us to new understanding. It is something we can do every day. It just takes a little imagination and a little effort.

452 Friends


Friends sometimes change when we retire. We move; others move; things change. Friends don't always just blow in with a fresh breeze. We may need to make an effort to establish new relationships.

451 Courage


Political elections demand courage. Our choices don't always win. Sometimes it seems like they never win. How do we maintain faith or hope?

450 Each and All


When you live next door to poverty it isn't very pleasant. It's unsightly; it smells and it can be dangerous. We like to live in nice neighborhoods. "Location, location, location". We all have a stake in eliminating or limiting poverty.


Road Trip USA Series Many retired folks dream of taking an extended road trip across America. Follow us as we plan our trips and actually ride the road. There are two trips taken and described:

A. Western, Southern and Southeastern Edge of America

B. American West and

C. West Coast and East of the Sierra & Cascade Mountains

Related Resources:

"The Voice of SOAR" is a podcast for members of the Steelworkers Organization of Active Retirees that is maintained by Charlie Averill. Charlie offers a strong political voice concerning retired folks and politics - insightful and passionate.


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