July 15, 2017

Retirement Blogs Worth a Look


A week or so ago I noted the reasons why I blog. That made me think of all the very good people who are writing and publishing and freely available on the Internet.

The ones I read on a regular basis are listed on the right sidebar. I encourage you to check them out if you haven't already done so. Every 8-9 months I update that roll call, adding some fresh ones, while removing those that no longer seem to be the best use of my time, or the blogger has stopped posting fresh content regularly.

I decided it was time to search for some fresh choices for both you and me. Here is a list that may help you discover some new blogs to add to your personal must-read list. Don't be surprised if some of these show up on my blog list, too. 


I have grouped them by category to make it a bit easier. I hope you find them worthy of your consideration.


Focus on Financial Issues


The Retirement Cafe

The Retirement Manifesto

The Squared Away Blog

Our Next Life

A Wealth of Common Sense

Focus on Lifestyle & Health Issues


Our Empty Nest

Any Shiny Thing - Life After 50

Changing Aging

Intentional Retirement

U.S. News on Retirement

Frugalwoods

Retire Early Lifestyle

Focus on Senior Travel


My Itchy Travel Feet

Travel past 50

Hole In The Donut

Solo Travel Girl

Never Stop Traveling



Who are your favorite bloggers that aren't listed? I'd love to sample some more.



25 comments:

  1. If you like dogs and especially bloodhounds or basset hounds, this blog (mine) will show you how they helped me to adjust to the fast paced life of retirement. They still keep me active enough with 3 dog walks per day unless it's raining, for a distance of close to 2 miles total. https://bhounds.blogspot.com

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    1. There are a lot of dog lovers out there, Steve, including us. Thanks for the info.

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  2. Hi Bob,
    I can't wait to delve into all the blogs you listed while I'm on vacation next week in Laguna Beach. Here is my little food blog although I don't have followers, it's more of a diary for my cooking endeavors.
    http://eatyourheartout2013.blogspot.com/

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    1. Have a great time in Laguna Beach. I imagine the weather will be cooler than Phoenix!

      Thanks for the link. A lot of retired folks love to cook, so thanks for the link to your blog. I, on the other hand, just like to eat.

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  3. Appreciate the list. Nice to see some old favourites and some new ones to check out. Thank you!

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  4. Thanks for this list, Bob.

    I sometime feel overwhelmed by the number of blogs and podcasts available in the internet age. Recently I have searched for sites online that "curate" content--summarize and sort out content for me--or point me to information/blog posts that match my interests. I have a handful of blogs i regularly visit, yours being one of them.

    Rick in Oregon

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    1. The quantity available is too much for one person to handle, even when restricting a search to a particular topic. I do read a few curate content newsletters, too. It helps.

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  5. Thanks...I was looking for a few new ones. I'll check these out!

    --Hope

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    1. Let me know which ones really catch your attention

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  6. I'd love to recommend The Senior Nomads blog (http://seniornomads.com/blog) - they are redefining both retirement and travel. They sold almost all their possessions and home, and for the past four years have been traveling the world, staying in Airbnb rentals as they go. Their stories and adventures are both interesting and inspiring!

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    1. I saw that one mentioned in some listings I checked out but didn't include it for some reason. I will take a look.

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  7. Thanks for the tips -- some I know and the others I will check out -- and thanks for including Sightings Over Sixty in your sidebar.

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    1. Sightings over Sixty is consistently excellent. I am pleased to have you on the sidebar and as a blogging friend.

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  8. I just really enjoy Barb in Colorado (formerly Texas..)I relate to her regular daily life, her crafts, her road trips, and her no nonsense approach. She splurges where it counts and practices frugality in general. I like her attitude and love to follow her activities! She's in your sidebar.. Living Richly in Retirement. I don't relate to people who sell everything and hit the road! (I love my home and my town !) And we decided not to RV..too labor intensive..so those kinds of blogs don't resonate. Linda at "Bag Lady in Waiting" is another of my favorites..just regular folk,leading full lives in retirement... revising as they go-- her recent Greek volunteer activities were inspiring but I'll stick with Paz de Christo in Meas.. much less of a commute!!!! I enjoy Mr. Money Mustache too!!

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    1. Interestingly, I had Mr. Money Mustache on the sidebar for a while but saw there weren't that many clicks on that link. Maybe it is because of the purely financial focus or possibly his occasionally ripe language. That said, if a financial blog that doesn't pull any punches interests you, Mr. Money Mustache is one of the best.

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  9. I am retired and am a full time rver. I have been on the road for 9 1/2 years and my blog is not a retirement blog but more of an adventures and stupid things I do blog. www.ofmadventures.blogspot.com
    It proves there is movement after retirement.

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    1. Your name handle is enough to make me want to take a look.

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    2. I started at the first blog entry and speed read all of your earlier blogs tonight. You are an interesting blogger. You can't tell it from my blog but it started in early November of 2007. I will be reading yours often. Have fun.

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  10. Hi Bob! My blog isn't specific to retirement either, but I do write a lot about how my concept of "rightsizing" helps us all either before or after retirement. I believe the idea of rightsizing is far superior to "downsizing" because that word implies a sacrifice and rightsizing is all about moving forward towards a better life focused on what really matters to a person. And since I turned 60 a couple of years ago, I also write a great deal about positive aging. For anyone who is interested, my blog names is SMART Living 365. https://smartliving365.com

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    1. Thanks, Kathy. Yours is one I have been thinking of for the sidebar!

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  11. I'm so glad I found your blog! I love learning about other people's experience and perspective on retirement. I also write and speak on the social/psychological side of retirement. I invite you to check out my blog at: whatwillidoallday.blogspot.com.
    Thanks!
    Patrice Jenkins
    www.patricejenkins.com

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    1. Welcome, Patrice! I will click over to your blog right now.

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  12. It looks like a great list, Bob. You have listed some familiar favourites (Our Next Life; Frugalwoods) and some that are new to me and that I will be sure to check out. And, thanks so much for including my blog, Dr Sock Writes Here, in your sidebar.

    Jude

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