Should you go to that conference? What's the real cost? Can you get there from here?? And what's my top conference tip?
Today I rearranged what I had to do in order to take up my first Retirement Activity. I discovered that there's an over-50s Tai Chi class every Tuesday, under five minutes' walk from our house. I did some Tai Chi many years ago when I was a resident tutor at what is now Liverpool Hope… Continue reading And… relax
It's an odd process, this retiring business. Last week, I filled in the form stating how I want the percentage allocation of the lump sum and the pension to be managed, and posted it: that felt like a very serious step. But there are all sorts of other, tiny, steps happening and it seemed like… Continue reading Stages of withdrawal
So what are my 'plans for retirement'? At this stage, apparently I'm supposed to have some. I ran into a cousin at a family funeral last week and he assumed my plan would be 'to travel'. That's largely because this is what he has been doing, very intensively, since he retired several years ago. But… Continue reading The cunning plan
I believe in lifelong learning. So, in the middle of October, I'll be going on my employer's retirement course. It lasts for a full day. I've little idea yet what to expect but from the initial blurb it sounds like it majors on the financial aspects. One of the best things about working at The… Continue reading Learning how to retire: and stop being a Good Girl
When are you going to retire? Have you thought about it yet? And what will you miss the most? First, the 'when'. If I didn't go now, when would I go? 65, on a full pension? Or even later? At the moment, I find it hard to imagine why anyone would want to go on with… Continue reading When to go and what you’ll miss
so I'm going to retire - and I need to think this through.