Posts Tagged ‘ adjusting to retirement ’

SOME FINANCIAL ‘UH-OH’s’ IN RETIREMENT

Mar 16th, 2013 | By Sharon Shaw Elrod MSW EdD | Category: Senior Finances

Some Unexpected Financial Hits Many seniors take a backward look at some point in retirement, and find their financial lives are somewhat different from what they expected. We did this recently, and found several expenses we neither anticipated nor expected.// Moving Expenses: We moved after 15 years of retirement. We did not anticipate doing that [...]



WHEN I DON’T WANNAS MEET THE GOTTA DOS!

Nov 17th, 2011 | By Dr Jerry D Elrod | Category: Senior Moments Blog

Days come when certain tasks absolutely, unequivocally, totally and completely have to be done. Days come, too, when having to do certain tasks simply have no appeal. Getting up the strength, inititative, stamina, and desire seems to be a bigger undertaking than doing the job(s) itself. Gotta Dos come, and they often come, after several well timed delays and put offs, when there is no way to ignore them any longer.

The I Don’t Wannas can be perilous. They can keep you in bed longer, wrap you in all kinds of excuses, have you inventing every kind of delaying technique, learned and formerly used, when you were in elementary school.

The story is told of a man who awoke one Sunday morning declaring that he was not going to church that day. His dear wife, already



Seniors: Making Choices as We Age

Mar 1st, 2011 | By Dr Jerry D Elrod | Category: Senior Moments Blog

It would be blissful if retirement consisted of making the choice to retire and then not to be interrupted in our continuing aging journey anymore. However, like the rest of life, that isn’t the way it works. The bumper sticker, while obscene, says it all. Translated the bumper sticker declares: Stuff happens! And, indeed it does.

Having worked through the process of deciding to retire (see previous article: Three Questions Before Retiring) the step by step, day by day necessity to structure your existence to protect your resources, enable your health, come to a choice of living style, all of these will require your attention.

There is no one time choice or conclusion that can be made which allows for a problem free-tailored retirement. Developing a persona that