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How to Find Happiness: Find The Real You

Master of My Universe: How to get what you and live your dream   Written with humor and fantasy, Master of My Universe takes you on a journey of inner reflection to find The Real You. (TRY, for short.) TRY is the person you were when you were 11 years old. TRY held the dreams […]

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Is It Work or Is It Passion?

While taking a break from the sun and surf, relaxing in my hotel room in a tiny beach town on Mexico’s rugged Pacific Coast, my cell phone rang. ‘Howdy, Beautiful!’ my friend of four decades shouted from snow country, thousands of miles away. “Been watchin’ your website for years and I read all your stories. […]

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Travel the World in Retirement House Sitting

This is the second in a two-part series about the world of house sitting.  In the first article, we discuss how to hire a house sitter. In this one, we look at becoming a house sitter as a way to travel the world in retirement. Getting started as a house sitter is a bit more […]

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How to Hire a House Sitter for Extended Stays

A fantasy of mine would be to do the Grand Tour of Europe like wealthy young people did during the Victorian. Of course, I’m neither young nor wealthy, so a traditional extended year tour of the Continent is probably out of the question. The idea of spending a few a months in a country living […]

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Write a Best Seller in Retirement

Do you want to write a best seller in retirement? Recent changes in the book publishing business have opened up new opportunities for authors to publish and profit. Now that so many people have time to write, a computer to type on, and a story to tell, there has been an explosion of new books […]

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Licensed Real Estate Agent Writing a Mystery in Retirement

I was a licensed real estate agent, even owned a small company with my husband, but when the real estate market tanked beginning in 2008 it started costing us more money to do business than we were making. We decided to take a timeout, maybe pretend we were in retirement, and wait for the market […]

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Retirement Activities: Passion for Entertainment Work

  Ed. Note: As a part of the Retirement Life Project, we profile people who have made a successful retirement transition. We profile their retirement activities to inspire and inform others of the options available. This profile of Bill Pere is a special interest for people interested in entertainment work. I retired in 2004 after […]

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Passion for Sustainability Leads to Retirement Work

Gina Murphy-Darling found her passion and purpose doing what she loves in her retirement work. She loves being Mrs. Green. Gina’s passion for saving the planet morphed into more than she ever expected– a website, radio show, e-newsletter, active Facebook and Twitter accounts, and now a short TV clips. Before begin her adventures with Mrs. […]

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Retired Teacher Uses Skills and Passion to Help Students Learn Math

A semi-retired teacher, Tom Biesanz was looking for a fun way to teach his grandchildren math when he embarked on a new career as Founder of Pattern Play Math. A teacher who taught advanced math, Tom was dismayed by the negative attitude many students had towards the subject. He knew this resistance affected their ability […]

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New Retirement: Starting the New Orleans Cooking Experience

  I worked in television, advertising and marketing for over 30 years. In television I worked as a promotional writer/producer, then as an advertising and promotion director, as a program director, and finally as a station manager. After having traveled around the country (mostly in Atlanta, Detroit and Boston), I decided to get married and […]

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