For at least the last ten years, there has been an informational treasure trove lurking on the left sidebar of this blog. It is the Ultimate Retirement Resources Guide, a large (and growing) listing that is added to on a regular basis and checked every six months to make sure all the links still work.
Over the last three or four years, the number of views has shown a decline, even with the blog showing steady traffic. Of course, it is entirely possible that the resources are not as interesting to newer readers.
Or, some folks simply are unaware it is there! After all, we are busy, and even making time for favorite blogs comes at a cost to our free time.
In case the drop-off is due to unfamiliarity, I have reproduced the Guide here. Feel free to click on any topic or article that may appeal to you.
Importantly, if there is a subject that is not listed, but is important to you, let me know in the comments section and I will do my best to add that missing piece.
To save you some time, and with just a little bit of exaggeration in the title, I have put together this Really Big Retirement Resources Link Guide. Here you will find direct links to some websites and resources grouped by category. Many are provided to Satisfying Retirement by various companies or individuals. These listings don't serve as a personal endorsement but appear for informational purposes only.
Hopefully, this will save you some time and point you to places to start getting the information you seek. Most of these sites have links to other places that provide more information or a different perspective. I encourage you to get as much input as you can, then make your own decisions and choices.
If there is a website you have found that isn't listed, please drop me a note and I will be glad to add it to this guide. All links were checked in June 2023 to make sure they are active and still relevant.
Note: The guide from Caller Smart covers virtually everything that may concern you: Scammers, health questions, housing, discrimination, financial concerns are some of the topics covered.
Financial preparation, investments, and Second Career
Housing and Living Choices & Planning
Pros and cons of living in a retirement community
Tiny house living in retirement
Finding friends and fighting loneliness
Thinking About a Pet?
Time management and Lifestyle: What do I do all day?
The Retirement problem: What to do with all that time?
How to live a purposeful life after retirement