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Rock Your Retirement Show

Are you retired or about to retire? Retirement isn't just about money. In our show we talk about the other things that will impact you such as: Social and Family Adventure and Travel Volunteer and Philanthropy Spiritual/soul Sex in retirement (I usually have therapists discuss this topic) Helping your parents/sandwich generation issues Baby Boomers are often helping both their children and their parents at the same time. Our goal is to help you have a great retirement, regardless of the amount of money you've saved. We want you to Rock Your Retirement!
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Now displaying: May, 2017
May 29, 2017

I spoke with Tammie Ferguson who owns Love in Action Travel. Don't you just love that name? Tammie talks about socially responsible travel. Tammie created Love in Action travel for people who want to combine their love of travel with their passion for serving others and making a positive difference.

We spent a good amount of time talking about Voluntourism Trips. They plan itineraries to different countries such as Guatemala, Haiti, and Puerto Rico. People can sign up and join on the trip. These are 9-10 day itineraries with 5 days of that being spent building a home.

 Some of the projects they do are:

  • Habitat for Humanity global village home builds
  • Serve orphanages
  • Create Healthy Home Kits which include smokeless stoves and water filters

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May 26, 2017

Jim Moir doesn't think that he's too old to skydive.

Henry had a conversation with Jim and found out that Jim used to skydive competitively.  When he retired he said he was obviously too old for competition because the youngsters thrash him.

Jim couldn't just retire from skydiving though, so he redirected the skills and experience he had built up over decades.

May 22, 2017

Thinking of cruising in retirement? Check out Cruise Critic!

As most of you know, I recently went on a cruise and while I was there, I met Donna Clark. I just had to interview her for the show to talk about Cruise Critic! Donna doesn't work for this website...she just thinks it's pretty awesome and so do I!  And no, they are not paying me to say this!  (But they should...right? Ha!)

http://CruiseCritic.com is the most extraordinary place to go to find volumes of information and helps keep you cruising in retirement.

This website is a valuable tool for anyone looking into cruising or on a cruise. You can find things such as:

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May 19, 2017

Rod and Tina Holt wanted to explore Australia after working hard physical labor all their lives.

They decided on a life on the road in a RV, known as a caravan in Australia.  Now they are RVing across Australia.

Rod, being very independent loves the freedom of the wide open road, not to mention the absence of stress!

How do you start to live the RV life?

Read more HERE.

May 15, 2017

Diane Valenti loves to travel and is especially enthusiastic about philanthropic and sustainable travel.

She is the founder of Llama Expeditions, which gives private guided trips to South America. These trips are for the young at heart who looking for life changing perspectives. Oh, and for her 9-5 corporate job, she consults with Fortune 500 companies to design learning experiences that help employees reach their potential at work.

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May 12, 2017

Why are life stories important?

There are things in the world that most folks just don’t think about.

Maybe till it is too late.

Janella Hodgson records the life stories of people as they approach the end of their life. Maybe they are terminally ill, or maybe they are simply aged and worn out.

She is a volunteer for Eastern Palliative Care, which is an organization that provides Palliative and Hospice services.  These include home and nursing care  to recording and transcribing the stories of people who have moved beyond medical help.

Read more at Rock Your Retirement.

May 8, 2017

I asked Karin to come on the show to talk to us about the documents we need to have a great retirement.

Karin Schumacher has been an attorney since 2001. She is regarded as compassionate, accomplished, and dedicated at Elder Law & Advocacy, Legal Aid Society, and San Diego Volunteer Lawyer Program. She has effectively served over 12,000 clients.

She talks about her grandfather who was a very "well to do" business owner. (He owned 3 auto supply stores). At the time he passed away in 1975, he had over ten million dollars. He wanted his children and his grandchildren to receive that. The problem was that unbeknownst to him, the Corporate Trustee he used, did not have his best interest at heart. All of his hard earned money had been squandered. Now in 1975, there was far less oversight on Corporate Trustees and a lot fewer regulations than there are now.

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May 5, 2017

They didn’t talk about what Rob is doing in retirement. But they did have a hilarious discussion about his experiences as the Captain or First Mate of the various ships he has worked on.

He tells of experiences like towing oil rigs, and doing duty as the medical officer. There were burials at sea, and a story about what happens when you are shaving without any clothes on while travelling in rough seas. Henry challenges us to guess how that turned out. There were plenty of other stories but you know how colorful a captain of the ship can be, so Henry couldn't air those stories.  Ha!

In the later part of the show they talk about the times Rob was the Captain of the ship, "Sea Shepherd" and he was also captain of the ship the “Steve Irwin”.

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May 1, 2017

In this episode, I talked with Bart Astor. Bart has appeared on numerous TV and radio shows, including ABC’s “Good Morning America,” PBS’s “MarketPlace,” Ric Edelman’s “The Truth About Money,” AARP Radio, “Two Boomer Babes,” and Boomer’s Rock radio. So as you can imagine, I was honored to have him on my show!

Bart is the author of Bart Astor is a recognized expert in life’s transitions and eldercare. He has is the author of a plethora of books including AARP Roadmap for the Rest of Your Life. This book does talk about money, but it also talks about health, work, lifestyle, and pursuing your dreams. And that's what this show is about!  I wanted to find out what his 5 golden rules of retirement were...

When we are working, and thinking about retirement, one of the issues we have to deal with is our ego. Our identity. Who are we?

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