Retired and Revamped

So you have retired. You’ve waited a long time for this moment. Your attitude concerning retirement will determine, to a large degree whether it was worth the wait. Your career consumed a lot of your time and energy. Now there will be more time to invest in other pursuits.

To invest the time wisely you may want to:

Decide what is important to you and your family and set goals accordingly.

Making your goals specific rather than general will make them more achievable.

Start with the easiest and quickest goals first. This will give a sense of accomplishment and spur you on to tackle the more difficult goals.

Remember:  Action sparks creativity.


As we grow older most of us experience health problems. Usually these can be worked around or dealt with so we can continue to lead productive lives. Which brings me to my second point:


When we were working it was easy to be too busy to take care of ourselves. Our bodies have most likely suffered as a result. Now we have more time to invest in eating healthy and exercising regularly. Our physical body depends on us to feed it the right nutrients and exercise appropriately. If we don’t take care of our bodies it’s equivalent to neglecting to put gas and oil in our vehicles. Without gas it won’t take us where we want to go.


There is no denying that most of us lose some of our cognitive thinking ability as we get older. Senior moments may be coming more frequently and we aren’t quite as sharp as we used to be. Although this is annoying, with the exception of severe dementia or Alzheimer’s it can also be worked with and worked around:


If it’s important to remember don’t trust an aging brain. Make a record and put it in plain view. Or keep a little notebook with you to write things down. If you are techie you can put it in your cell phone.


You will get more done if you remember what needs done.


Our brains need to be exercised just like our bodies. Reading is good. Crossword puzzles and Sudoku give our brains a workout. If you have access to a Kindle or other androids, there are apps to exercise our brains.

Now let’s explore the pitfalls of retirement.

Working at our job gave us a sense of purpose and made us feel useful.

Retirement doesn’t mean we have outlived our usefulness.

There is a big wide world out there and being retired just means we have more time to explore our interests and talents and come up with new and exciting ways to use those talents to build a new purpose. God has gifted each one of us with unique abilities and interests and we are never as fulfilled as when we are using them productively.

You worked hard all those years and now you deserve to rest. Yes. Get your rest.  But if that’s all you do, you will be miserable. Keep busy. Still water becomes stagnant. And when we cease to grow our lives become stagnant.

We hear that term used in business and it means to make connections. This can be carried over to our personal life as well. Stay connected with other people. Surround yourself with encouraging friends and acquaintances. Learn from them and share your knowledge with them in return.

Education opens up a whole new world to us. We’re never bored when we are learning about the things that interest us. Read books. Search the internet. Take a course or learn a new craft or hobby.

This world has an abundance of seniors who have given up. They buy in to the lie that they are “too old”. They focus on what they can’t do rather than doing what they can. Don’t be one of them.

Your life isn’t over until you take your last breath.

Don’t just live life; take steps to start enjoying it.

Thank you for reading and .. Happy retirement!


At your service,


*Use the comment section to tell us how you are enjoying your retirement.

Premium Member Review: How About Wealthy Affiliate

How about Wealthy Affiliate? A premium member review.



Product:             Wealthy Affiliate
Owner’s:             Kyle and Carson
Overall Rank:   98 out of 100%


Wealthy Affiliate Overview


The good:

1. Free seven days starter membership

2. Two free websites.

3. Seven days of free training.


The bad:

1.   The training can be a little overwhelming for newbies, and even with help readily available, the new concepts are sometimes hard to grasp.  Training can always be reviewed until you understand, though.

2.   The lessons get you started, and you are able to build a basic website; but you soon realize you will need more training and therefore will need to go premium.

3.   You may find the community atmosphere addictive and time consuming, along with enjoyable,       helpful and supportive.



For Newbies to Get Started Fast! $0/month

For Those Who are READY for Success! $49/month


Who is Wealthy Affiliate for:


On my website,  I am setting out to provide helpful information for retirees, seniors and caretakers. If a retired person needs extra income, or a senior finds themselves without a job, or a caretaker needs income that will allow the flexibility to care for aging parents or handicapped children, then Wealthy Affiliate may be a good fit for them.


However, there are many other people who would benefit from learning how to make a living online. Some of these would be: College students, unemployed persons, handicapped individuals, mothers who want to remain at home with their children, and many others. Is it for you? Only you have the answer to that question.


You can join and experience the first seven days for free. If you decide to go premium the cost for the first month is only $19. This gives you another month to decide if internet marketing is a good fit for you.


If you are still undecided, you may join for one more month for $49.


If you feel ready to be committed, you can go yearly for best bargain and savings. (Appx. $29 mo.)


My review:


Wealthy Affiliate Tools & Training            10 out of 10 stars

Wealthy Affiliate Support                             10 out of 10 stars

Wealthy Affiliate Price                                    9 out of 10 stars


My final opinion:


Hi. I’m Jeannie. I am here to provide an unbiased review of Wealthy Affiliate. I will just tell you what I know from experience, and let you decide.


With all the scams out there, I’m sure you are wondering, as I was when I first came across this learning community.


Is this a scam?


I wondered this too. So I went into sleuth mode and started surfing the web for information. I found many reviews by people who were part of the Wealthy Affiliate Community.


They were real people, like you and me, who had taken advantage of the free seven day membership, free seven day training and two free websites. These were wonderful, positive reviews by excited people who were learning, and growing, and enjoying the process. They also told of a wonderful, helpful, and supportive community at WA. They were enjoying the networking, receiving help, and meeting new friends.


I figured I didn’t really have anything to lose because everything to get started was absolutely free. I signed up and by the fourth day of lessons, I had built my very first website. I was so excited!


During this time, I realized, that what the owners, Kyle and Carson had said about affiliate marketing taking time and effort, was true. I realized that if I wanted to make this dream come true I needed more time to learn and grow. I became a premium member before my seven days were of training were completed.


I really enjoy the community atmosphere. I love that you can find help with every stumbling block in your path. There are great training courses and training videos to take advantage of, on your journey to success. I love blogging on WA and writing content for my website.


I really believe that Wealthy Affiliate is the best tool
for learning how to make a living on the web.


Search for yourself. Go online and satisfy yourself that they are legit. I’ve told you what I know from my experience as a premium member. The decision to join me is entirely up to you.


If you decide to join, I can assure you, I will help you in any way I can. I will give you my personal e-mail for you to come to me with any questions. You will also have the expert support and training by Kyle and Carson, the owners. You will have the support and encouragement of the Wealthy Affiliate Community.  A click on the link below could change your life for the better.  You decide.



About Me


At your service,








Retire and Learn to Acquire

Hello again retirees!

As I promised, I’m back with more information on how you can learn to supplement your retirement income.  If you can spare a couple hours a day for learning the basics from experts, then you can succeed in internet marketing.


You won’t have to rush into your day before you’ve had a chance to wake up.  And you don’t have to brave the rush hour traffic or road construction stops.  You can choose your own hours and work at your own pace.  No more deadlines or dealing with competitive co-workers.  You will set your own schedule and work in the privacy of your own home.  All you need is an internet connection and a computer, laptop or tablet. Or you can even work from your smart phone as I often do.


Step number one of any new venture is education.


Many people want to skip this step in the hopes of making money faster or easier.  This is when they become vulnerable to the “Get Rich Quick” scams that are all over the internet.  These scam artists are masters at using all the right words to draw you.


And they are very good at convincing you

that they have what you need to succeed.



Since you are convinced that you need their secret method to earn unlimited amounts of quick and easy cash; it’s a pretty sure bet that you will pay up front for the secret of their money making method.  They have convinced you that once you make this investment the cash will start rolling in.


Those hopes are soon dashed when you find

you’ve purchased a method

that just doesn’t work.  


And instead of extra funds deposited in your bank account every month as they promised; a sizeable amount has been transferred out of your account and into the hands of these experienced scam artists.



If what you are looking for is quick and easy money

without the investment of time and energy

spent learning and preparing…

then you need not read any further…  



But if you desire to be a part of a caring community

and learn from experts who are already established

and earning very good incomes; then read on.


Are you the kind of person who is willing to invest some time and effort toward your goals? Do you have the patience to wait to see the fruit of your labor?   If so then I’d like to tell you more about a teaching community I’ve found.


You won’t pay any money to get started! 

That’s right $0. It’s absolutely free to join.

Plus you get 7 days of free lessons and 2 free websites.

And that’s not all…


You will be part of a community of like minded people who are always willing to encourage and share their knowledge.  You will be gaining experience as you learn.  By day four in your lessons you will have learned how to set up your own website.  I was so excited to see my very first website come alive.


All you have to do is sign up to get started.  

Just click the link below and come join us.




I have been learning and growing in this community.  So I’m telling you from my own experience. It has been very rewarding to use my creative side again.  You will learn how to write posts and pages and publish them.  Wealthy Affiliate did not promise that I would be making money immediately. My focus is on learning everything I can about internet marketing.  It makes sense to me that if I build a stong foundation of knowledge and experience the money will follow.  Wealthy Affiliate is one of the best learning environments out there.  So come with me on my journey.


Today is the first day of the rest of your life.  

Start something productive.

Sign up for 7 days of free lessons and two free websites



You will have a whole community to inspire, encourage and answer your questions.  Be sure to fill out your profile.  It introduces you to the community and helps you connect with others.  Who needs a retirement community when there’s WA?


I hope you will take the first step (that will not cost you a penny) and sign up today.  I will personally follow your progress.  And I will be looking forward to sharing this journey with you.


At your service,