Posts Tagged ‘ retirement choices ’

2012: ENTERING THE HALF WAY POINT

Jun 1st, 2012 | By Dr Jerry D Elrod | Category: Senior Moments Blog

The rapidity with which time passes never seems to be put in check. It just rolls on and on. Today, right now, we are on the cusp of the half way point in a year that only started a hiccup ago. Now we are staring down the barrel of 100 degree temperatures, hurricanes and longer days, but what turns out to be days that turn into months and finally autumn.

Why time seems to be consumed so quickly and days turn into nights and nights turn into yesterdays, I don’t know. Trying to make sense of it, I only discover I am wasting more time trying to figure out the mystery of time’s passing, while it eats away at our lives. Slow down. Find a way to make 24 hours stretch into more time to enjoy, less to regret its passing, more to relish, less to disappear, and where, we don’t seem to know.



RETIREES NUMBER 10,000 A DAY

Mar 6th, 2012 | By Dr Jerry D Elrod | Category: Senior Moments Blog

Someone has come up with this rather startling number. Ten thousand Baby Boomers are retiring every day. No one is credited with the statement, so we accept it as a given. Likely it isn’t too far off base. Just as there are fewer and fewer WWII veterans left, so there are more and more boomers coming to the age of retirement. Looking around, it feels as if it’s getting crowded in here.

More and more retirees have begun showing up in all kinds of places. More and more seniors are moving to the SunBelt, exploring options in Florida, and even abroad for retiring. More and more are qualifying for senior discounts. More and more appeals address age related products, medications, and so on.



MAKING BENEFICIAL CHOICES: WHAT SHOULD SENIORS DO?

Feb 10th, 2012 | By Dr Jerry D Elrod | Category: Senior Moments Blog

The time has come when it is possible to make some choices that have been delayed for years. It was always providing for someone else, taking care of the current demands, doing a project on the house, meeting college tuition, purchasing a car, putting other things above what we really wanted to do.

Finally, enough circumstances are aligned with the stars that we can consider making benefical choices for ourselves. So, what is it we what to do? What, among the myriad of choices we enjoy doing most, will we decide to do? What might we do that would induce or produce the least guilt? Is it really okay to spend money on us, doing exactly what we have always wanted to do? Is it international travel? Is it purchasing a time share where we commit to going once a year? Is it taking a cruise? Is it spending money and time in Las Vegas? Is it



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