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


587 Moving to be near Children Modern society has a way of tearing families apart. Jobs appear and then disappear. Many times a move is required to stay employed. Retired people many times find living close to children and grandchildren very desirable. What to do when a move is required?

586 Learning from the Experiences of Others


It is so easy to follow the wrong road when we decide which way to go. Here is a story about listening and changing. We can still go down different roads. We still have choices to make. Perhaps we just need to listen.

585 Home Exchange


It cost a yearly fee to be a member of but the benefits are well worth it. You exchange time in your place for time in someone else's. These exchanges are free. No money exchanges hands. The possibilities are endless. We have found it a great addition to our retirement years.

584 Grandfathers/Grandchildren


As we get older we have stories to tell. Stories to pass on to the future generations. Stories of where we went wrong and where we went right. Our grandchildren need to learn to value our history and all history. We don't want to hold back when it comes to telling our stories to one and all.

583 The Con (Part 2)


The con or scam is an ever present threat in life. It seems to be particularly pointed at the elderly and retired. Perhaps it is because they have the money accumulated during a life time and perhaps they are less resistance to mistrust.

582 The Con


Scam is what they call it today. We use to call it a con. There is something about it that is insidious and yet something that makes it so intriguing. Retired people are at high risk. Some of us start to loose a bit of our analytical skills. We become easy marks.

581 Age Gage


How do we determine if someone has lived to a ripe old age? That question has always interested me and does so even more as I move through the retirement years. I'd like to know when I can assume that I qualify and put my mind at rest.

580 Advantage of Aging


How valuable is it to be a good judge of character? How valuable is it to be able to distinguish between the important and the less important? It seems that we get better at these type of things as we age. We need to be aware and take advantage of our heightened abilities.

579 Move to Mexico?


Here are two examples of people we met who had moved to Mexico. They both chose to live off the beaten track. I'm sure you can find more standard stories of retiring to Mexico in many major sources. I tell of these because I have always been drawn to the unusual.

578 Retired & Traveling by Plane


Retirement means travel for lots of people. We want to take advantage of the off season and the time to visit someplace different. For many that includes Mexico and for many that means air travel. Is it worth the effort? Hummm...

577 Death & Decision Making (2)


Death has a way of focusing one's mind. Retirement brings us just one more step to this required end. We maker lots of choices in retirement and throughout our life that look to the future. We have reasons that inform our choices. Death is always a factor.


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

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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