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Retirement Talk is an audio podcast intended to help people who are retired, or considering retirement, to examine their own lives. We will consider retirement in all its facets - not just financial. We want to examine our own lives and those of others, who seem to have looked closely, made choices, and are pretty happy with the consequences We want to encourage thought and action.

Retirement Talk is an audio podcast intended to help people who are retired, or considering retirement, to examine their own lives. We will consider retirement in all its facets - not just financial. We want to examine our own lives and those of others, who seem to have looked closely, made choices, and are pretty happy with the consequences We want to encourage thought and action.
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Retirement Talk is an audio podcast intended to help people who are retired, or considering retirement, to examine their own lives. We will consider retirement in all its facets - not just financial. We want to examine our own lives and those of others, who seem to have looked closely, made choices, and are pretty happy with the consequences We want to encourage thought and action.

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English


Episodes

608 Upkeep

1/20/2019
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It is amazing how much upkeep one requires as we age. Our houses, our cars, our furniture, our bodies, our mind: they all require constant attention. We can just let them go but we know that damage will be done and we will have to pay the price.

Duration:00:07:02

607 Across Generations

1/13/2019
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Retirement brings a special opportunity to older folks. We can share some of what we learned through our longer life with the youth of today. Sometimes it is not easy. But we can make the effort. It feels good.

Duration:00:06:54

606 Habits

1/6/2019
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Falling into or creating new habits are are different. Some times falling into habits can cause problems. It is usually much better to consciously creating habits. We want good habits that have been carefully considered.

Duration:00:07:30

605 New Year List

12/30/2018
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Lists of new challenges at the beginning of each new year have always eluded me. They always seemed too important to be left to one special day each year. Here is the story of my kind of list.

Duration:00:08:04

604 Holidays

12/23/2018
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Holidays are a time for celebration for many of us. But it doesn't happen that way without planning. Someone needs to look ahead. That seems to be necessary no matter. Some one needs to plan.

Duration:00:07:28

603 Getting Around

12/16/2018
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Getting around town or to wherever we want to go can become a major problem as we retire and get older. What to do? There is only one fix that comes to my mind: picking the location of our retirement residence carefully.

Duration:00:08:56

602 Remembering

12/9/2018
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Be they good or bad retirement has a way of bringing some of our past actions to mind. We have the time and energy to reflect. We may be surprised at how what we did at one time can change with reflection seasoned by time, experience, and understanding.

Duration:00:08:48

601 No Time To Shave

12/2/2018
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Retirement can be a busy time. It can also be a time when we can choose just exactly what we want to do when we want to do it. We do have time for this or we have time for that. We make the choices one way or another.

Duration:00:08:53

600 Casinos

11/25/2018
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Casinos have sprouted up like flowers or weeds, - blooming all along the roads. They can be dangerous places, especially for retired folks. But that doesn't seem to distract from their popularity.

Duration:00:07:52

599 Dogs

11/17/2018
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Retirement and dogs seem to be a match made for all. The dog gets us out for air and exercise. The dog smothers us with affection. The dog loves us unconditionally. Yet there remains many of us who do not have a dog. Reasons do exist. Probably more than we can imagine.

Duration:00:07:24

598 Better or Worse

11/9/2018
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How can we tell if the world is better off than it was when we were kids? Sometimes it seems like the country is in the worse shape ever. Only by looking a bit closer at the past can we tell if we are making any progress.

Duration:00:09:37

597 Alone In Retirement

11/1/2018
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Social isolation can be a major problem for retired people: no more school or work friends. This is a new field of play. It takes initiative and effort to establish a new network of friends. It can be done.

Duration:00:08:35

596 The Story

10/23/2018
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The story we tell ourselves and others about our lives matters. Moments of when we perceive our life as hanging in the balance. We need the story. And so do those we know. Perhaps it is the thing that matters most; dramatic incidents or incidents that we see as dramatic.

Duration:00:08:47

595 Retirement & Freedom

10/7/2018
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Freedom has all sorts of limitations. Retirement does open up new doors that were always closed. We now gain an advantage in life we have never experienced. But we must be aware and willing to open those new doors.

Duration:00:07:07

594 Technological Challenge

9/30/2018
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We all know it is impossible to keep up with technological change in everything. We have to pick our battles. Or we could just hide and keep our head down. We can keep up with some areas of technology. And we will have to accept that it will be an everlasting challenge.

Duration:00:07:19

593 Worries

9/23/2018
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Worry seems to be part of what living is all about. Memory is steeped in it. From childhood to old age it seems to always be present. Sometime it might be nice to just stop and enjoy the moment, the day or even a week or two. Retirement may offer the last chance.

Duration:00:09:17

592 Health Care During Gap Years

9/16/2018
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Health care expenses are a major problem for many of us. It is of particularly importance for those in the gap years before Medicare benefits apply. Here are some ideas for dealing with the issue that have come in from listeners to this podcast.

Duration:00:09:16

591 Planning My Funeral

9/9/2018
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Sometimes families and friends disagree on how a funeral should be arranged. Planning our own funeral or at least laying out some parameters might save some of the grief associated with death for those that are left behind.

Duration:00:06:46

590 Priorities

9/2/2018
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Keeping in mind what we really want to do in life is not easy. Retirement sometimes even makes it more difficult. We are free to choose and can no longer blame someone else or something else for our actions. It comes down to establishing priorities; keeping them in first position and staying with your own decisions.

Duration:00:06:56

589 Retirement, Weather & News

8/26/2018
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Spend any time reading, watching or listening to the news or weather? Why? Retirement offers us time to really think about what we are doing with our life. Are we really doing what we want with our time? Or are we drifting along in our old ruts?

Duration:00:08:06