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By M.J. Joseph

Although you no longer have to worry about going to work every day, you can still find many ways to keep yourself busy. Many people think that once they retire, they will be bored because they are used to working every day. However, there are many different activities that you can get involved in once you are retired. Here are five things you should do after you retire:

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By M.J. Joseph

When deciding on a retirement community for you or a loved one, there are many factors to take into consideration. Where do you want to live? What type of community do you want to live in? How much can you afford? Here are several of the many important questions to ask yourself or your parents when trying to decide on a retirement community.

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By Tim Gorman

The word retirement is accepted favorably by some and with trepidation by others. It means one thing to you and probably something completely different to your neighbor. Some people look forward to pursuing new hobbies or interests while others look forward to relaxing. Regardless of what retirement means to you, one thing always holds true – you need a retirement plan if you want a secure retirement. You need some retirement planning advice.

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By Robert Gettle

Shovels come in small, large, round, or square, scooped or flat. You’ll have to have one to dig up soil and move it around. Choose a light weight one that has a comfortable hand grip. A small bladed shovel is easier and less tiring to handle.

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By Jeffrey Hauser

I was incredibly lucky. I was hired on to a major corporation at age 30 and worked for 25 years. They offered a buyout to anyone with 25 years service and who also reached the age of 55. It was a lump sum offer equal to 3 years income. Now that may not sound like much, but without revealing the actual offer, with conservative investing it would reach a million dollars in 10 years. So, at age 65, I could draw social security and have a $50,000 a year income with a five percent investment strategy. Not bad considering also I have no mortgage or other payments. But, let’s go back a few years to the summer of 2004 when that event occurred.

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By Chris Harrison

Before choosing a grass for your lawn, it’s best if you spend some time understanding your wants, needs, and surroundings. It’s best to choose a grass that will require the right amount of work versus one that will require more than you bargained for. With that being said, there are basically three types of grasses that you can choose from…

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By Will Robins

One of the unavoidable facts of aging is that the bodies gradually lose the faculties which enabled us to live independently and take care of ourselves they way we could when we were younger. Memory lapses, decreased hearing and vision, and loss of cognitive ability may affect us so that we require help, either from family members or from assisted living services.

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By Bill Prudehome

One of the most common and sometimes costly mistakes that is made when creating a new landscape is not paying attention to or having a drainage plan.

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By Dave Truman

Weeding

Though many gardeners prefers mulching to weeding, there are times when you have to think about weeding anyway. When the plants are very small, and before you apply any summer mulch, you need to get right there and pull out (or snip out) the weeds which may come in to choke your little new perennials or annuals, or the little shrubs you may decide to grow from seeds.

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By: Obinna Heche

When you are dealing with a home business, you might find that some of your finances are run a little bit differently. For instance, you might not have a retirement account with your home business like you would if you were working for a company that set one up for you automatically. This might be fine if you are only running your home business for a few years and then planning on going back to work but if you want this home business to be what you are doing for the rest of your life, it is going to be very important that you save for retirement.

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I have been posting around the week of the 10th of each month a “THANK-YOU” post, like this one, to all the advertisers from the previous month listed as at month end. That’s a permanent link in this blog, under the category heading which I call .. “Sponsor Appreciation”. I know it’s hard out there trying to figure out where to spend your advertising dollars .. and well .. THANKS for considering the And You Retire blog.

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By Barry Waxler

Planning your financial future may not sound like the most glamorous of things, but it can make a huge difference. The key is to understanding the value of time.

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By Priscilla Parham

As I go about my typical day I can’t help but notice increasing numbers of people over the age of 60 still in or returning to the workforce. At 11pm the toll booth operator, at 1am the early morning cashier at Kroger, the other day my pizza delivery guy, all seniors, still on the job for various reasons. I sat down and pondered, “What’s it like to have to reinvent yourself after you have reached your sixties?”

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By Kelly Howe

Millions of people work hard all their lives. They support their families and have a very comfortable life. If the unfortunate happens, and you become ill or unable to make financial decisions for yourself, a living trust may be an option worth investigating.

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