Enrich Your Life!

Which days are the happiest in our lives?   At Retirebook, we think the best days could easily be the days you are living right now.   A happy retirement is so much more than how much money you have.

Both my mom and grandparents kick-started their retirement by volunteering in their communities and making friends in the process.   I remember randomly calling my grandmother to come over for dinner.   She wasn’t sitting there waiting for someone to call, she was getting ready to go out with the friends she met at her volunteer job!  We took a raincheck.   I loved that about my grandmother.  She always had something fun to do.

We spoke to other retirees about what they do to stay happy, engaged, and active.    Here are some of their stories about how they found happiness in their golden years.

Living longer, but not living better

We are now living longer than any other time in human history. Unfortunately, it's not because we are making healthier choices. Our longer life spans are mostly due to advances in medicine and access to cleaner sources of water. However, as we live longer, our quality...

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Traveling with the Dog in the RV

Over the last two years of being retired, we have learned a few things regarding traveling with the dog. Mostly "A tired dog is a good dog". Before heading out for the day's drive we have figured out our 5 year-old beagle/golden retriever mix needs a good run in order...

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What if I never fully retire?

What if you retired today, and then you found yourself completely bored as a result? It happens. It happens a lot. Many of my "retired" friends can't sit still for a moment. Many of them go back to work part time, and never fully retire. We love our old jobs and our...

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Essential retirement tips at every age

It's time to talk about one of my favorite topics here at RetireBook. It's time to pull up our sleeves and talk about retirement. Here are our favorite retirement tips at every age. Weather you are a teenager or in your 60's.   Retirement Tips as a Teenager Be a...

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Washington State Wine Country!

We recently made a trip to Eastern Washington to take in The Great Prosser Balloon Rally in late September.  This annual event coincides with the harvest of the grapes involving thousands of acres of vines.  Dozens of huge hot air balloons are launched on Friday,...

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Roommates after 50 – No problem!

Whenever we think of someone having roommates, we usually think of a young and free spirited college age student. I am in my 50's now and I think having roommates after 50 is terrific. Most people think as we get older, we get more set in our ways. Maybe that's true,...

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How I fixed my slow WiFi for my smart TV

Move your router to a better location You can easily fix your slow WiFi by moving your wireless router to a better location inside your home or apartment. Just a few months ago, my roommates were having trouble wirelessly streaming movies on their smart TV. Their...

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Planning for Retirement

A young man in Home Depot asked me the other day how I liked retirement.  "It's pretty cool" I said.  "They send you money for not working!"   (Not that I didn't earn that money and put away for it!)   "But how do you live on so little money?" he asked.  "Planning for...

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Cataract Surgery – The Eyes Have It!

About a year ago, my eye doctor said it was time for cataract surgery.   "So," I asked, "what is involved in that?"   She told me they give me a shot in the eyeball, cut it open, take out the old lens and put in a new one.   I'm thinking "Are you kidding me?  A shot...

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Why do I lose weight when I get the flu?

I just lost 5 pounds in the last three days. I've been sick with the flu. Time to celebrate! Is this a silver lining whenever I get sick? Well, unfortunately it's not. Chances are, the weight is slowly coming back. In this article, we will answer the question - why do...

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