What's the Best Way to Spend Your Golden Years?

Man with binocularsYou are facing retirement and you have questions.

Maybe you've already retired and you're asking, "Is this all there is?"

Well, is it?

Is it enough. . .

  • money?
  • distance from or closeness to (you fill in the blank)?
  • activity to stay healthy?
  • service to feel fulfilled?
  • leisure to recoup from a life of service?
  • house? (or maybe too much house?)
  • view, garden, sunshine, ski hills. . .?
No matter what age you retire, no matter which reasons you have for retiring, this is the time to ensure there is enough.

The retirement investigator relentlessly researches the best information on life after work and publishes it here for you.

If you have information to share with others facing this new phase of life, post it here. I'll check it out and if it offers value to others, I promise to pass it on.

Start your personal retirement investigation on the pages listed below. . .

Retirement Investigator Blog
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About Audrey
All about Audrey. Why she's retiring and why she made this Web site.
Mom and Me
Watch Mom and me as we work out the practicalities of living together as two generations of older women. We'll share our lives as we go. Will I retire early? How will we deal with practical issues?
Contact The Retirement Investigator to share your own best idea about retirement.
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Build A Network When You Retire
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Include Home Care In Retirement Planning
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The Best Small Business Franchise Opportunity
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Retirement Blog November 2006
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Outdoor Travel Adventure With Outdoor Connections
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Outdoor Connection Franchise -- A Retired Sportsman's Dream
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Volunteer Vacation With The Mobility Project
Maureen wasn't looking for a volunteer vacation, but she found a new direction with The Mobility Project in Mexico. Read her story.
My Winter Cabo San Lucas Vacation
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Volunteer Service -- A Living Library
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Retire In The Rio Grande Valley
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Time Share Resale Story
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Financial Planning For Women
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Unclaimed Pension Benefits
Americans owed $133 million in unclaimed pensions can search for their lost pensions for free. Learn how you can receive your pension cheque within three or four months.
Retirement Blog March 2007
Archive of posts for Retirement Blog for March 2007. Items of interest for those who are retired or about to retire.
Life Settlements
Retirees should consider life settlements instead of cashing in insurance policies. An expert explains why.
Make A Difference In Your Sixties
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Kenya Safari Tips
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Retirement Blog February 2007
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Terms of Use For Retirement Investigator
Terms of use for the Retirement Investigator Web site, including explanations of how some behind-the-scenes features work.
Retirement Blog March 2008
Archive of blog entries from Retirement Investigator's retirement blog for March 2008.
Retirement Articles
Retirement Articles on wide ranging topics of interest to retirees. The main Web site is divided like a book into chapters. The articles section serves as an appendix.
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Health Savings Account Medical Plans
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Retire In Harrison Hot Springs
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Retire On The French Riviera
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Retire In Trail
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Timeshare Ownership
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