It's Not Just About the Money!

By: Your Countdown to Retirement | On: January 9, 2017 | Category: Redefining Retirement | | No comments

What to Do in Your First Week of Retirement

1. Plan Something Special Having something to look forward to in your first week of not working is important. Some people take their “vacation of a lifetime” to celebrate this […]

Planning to Retire in 2017?

Three Things to Do in January if You’re Retiring in 2017

Storage Wars

By Christopher Avery As we age and downsize the question looms, “What do we get rid of and what do we keep?” This question can lead to heated discussions about […]

By: Your Countdown to Retirement | On: July 18, 2016 | Category: Redefining Retirement | | No comments

Watching Life Go By

According to Nielsen’s 2015 Cross Platform Report, the 68 million retirees in the U.S. currently spend an average of 49 hours a week watching television. I shared the startling statistic […]

Put me in, Coach!!!

Throughout my career, I found working with a business coach extremely beneficial. In the ‘80s, the woman I worked with was called a “career counselor”. In reality she was a […]

Entrepreneurial Spirits

Are you thinking about starting a business in retirement? You’re not alone. Baby Boomers are starting businesses in record numbers. An article ( cites several reasons why Boomers are […]


What one factor surpasses all others when it comes to the quality of your post-employment experience? Your health. When we’re working, we often neglect putting our health first. According to [...]

Accomplishments? Yes!

“Now that you are retired, you do not have to be in a hurry to accomplish anything. (At this phase of life, who needs accomplishments?)” I cringed as I read […]

Retired From What?

This picture was taken of me four years ago — several years before my husband retired. I took care with my appearance, I felt confident, I dressed well, and I really liked […]

I Got Rhythm

  For the first three months of retirement, it seemed that my husband, Chris, and I were constantly out of sync.  When one was up emotionally, the other was down. When […]