Retirement: An Ending And A New Beginning (October 2004)
This article discusses the need to be active and involved in worthwhile "work" during retirement years. Work is defined as sustained effort toward a worthwhile goal. Preparation for retirement means cultivating varied interests and identifying new goals prior to retirement years. Couples must plan together so they remain united in their expectations and goals.
Retirement: The Best Time Of Your Life (June 1998)
Retirement. That long awaited day will soon arrive. Are you ready?
What makes a successful retirement? Here are some challenges to meet if this phase of
your life is going to be productive and enjoyable.
1. Retirement takes preparation. Retirement isn't just leisure and freedom from
responsibility. The pleasure of life is not in spending empty days chasing sunshine. Even
sunshine burns if we get too much.
When people cultivate new hobbies, interests and ...
Farmers: Make Retirement A Goal (February 2007)
This article stress the advantages of planning and preparing for retirement, especially among farmers and ranchers who enjoy their work-oriented lifestyle.
Readers Reflect On Retirement (March 2007)
This article shares the insights of readers who responded with their observations on the challenges and joys of retirement.
Everyday Is Saturday - Almost (March 2008)
This article describes changing life attitudes and values during retirement. It also emphasizes the importance of personal goals and striving as a part of retirement. The goals are of one's own choosing but generally mean a greater emphasis on service, relationships and family connection.
Who Will Farm The Land (July 1997)
The dilemma of older farm couples. At one end of the spectrum are farmers and
ranchers who are approaching or who are past retirement age. They want to slow down.
Health and family considerations are factors as well as a desire to enjoy the
Why Don't Farmers Retire? (September 2004)
This article has quotes from focus groups of farm couples in the 60s and 70s discussing retirement and farming.