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Retired What Now is a podcast about sharing my 30 plus years of retirement experiences in the hopes that I may provide you some valuable endeavors to consider in your retirement. Most of my podcasts are segments about a specific aspect of a topic categorized as an Episode. However, in some cases I have combined the entire topic, all episodes, into one longer podcast categorized as All Topic Episodes; for example My 30 Years of Retirement....How Did I Handle Them? By creating All Topic Episod ...
 
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My favorite songs after listening to music for eight decades. Retired What Now: https://www.retiredwhatnow.net My favorite songs are: Suddenly There’s a Valley https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HcOwnwpaais Perhaps Love https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c-5bMO4nMuk Placido Domingo with John Denver version: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dDra-5DG3JE Fol…
 
If you are part of the 15% of seniors with no phone or the 40% that aren’t using a smartphone, you should reconsider. In this podcast, I will discuss how my wife and I as seniors use our Smartphones and the applications we find very valuable. Articles: Edgewood Healthcare https://www.edgewoodhealthcare.com/the-benefits-of-smartphones-for-seniors/ D…
 
A few years ago, my wife and I toured Eastern Europe. This, “The Best of Eastern Europe” Tour was, including river cruises, our third with Grand Circle Travel; having done two since. We started our tour in East Berlin, Germany and after a few days were on to Warsaw, Poland by train. From Warsaw, the balance of our tour was by bus. Our next stop was…
 
Why was my wife and my investment portfolio protected in a down market? On February 20, 2020 the stock market was near an all-time high. Because of the Cronavirus 19 (COVID-19), from February 20, 2020 to March 23, 2020 the average of the Dow Jones Industrial Average, the NASDAQ and the S&P 500 was down about 33%. As I view our portfolio, it was dow…
 
My wife and I, along with our sister-in-law, recently returned from an absolutely wonderful trip to Australia and New Zealand. All together on our trip we had fourteen take-offs and landings. It was on the economy flights that the whole boarding process was a hassle; which I attribute largely to the airline baggage policies. In this video I relay o…
 
I will use my 30 years of retirement to discuss all aspects of retirement; Retired What Now, Early Retirement, Retiree Jobs, Recreation, Retirement Planning, Entertainment, Businesses and much more! As seniors and retirees, I’m sure we are all concerned about what is happening to our country; if not for our selves, for our children and our grand ch…
 
I will use my 30 years of retirement to discuss all aspects of retirement; Retired What Now, Early Retirement, Retiree Jobs, Recreation, Retirement Planning, Entertainment, Businesses and much more! In this podcast I discuss my country, what's happening to it and can we take our country back? We would appreciate your supporting our blogging website…
 
In this video I discuss my latest inverstment in hearing aids and why I purchased these new hearing aids. Audibel Livio Hearing Aids: https://www.starkey.com/hearing-aids/... We would appreciate your supporting our blogging website, YouTube Videos and Podcasts by making your Amazon purchases through our website at no extra cost to you. Here’s How….…
 
You can start a part time business and enjoy the benefits of botanically based beauty, health and wellness products. It's the perfect time to start you Arbonne journey! Learn more about the incredible income opportunity with Arbonne. Watch the two Arbonne videos; links below. Referenced Links: Jacquie Krouse, Independent Consultant Arbonne : rjjkro…
 
As the owners of Health Management Systems of USA and my Retired What Now blog, my wife and I feel that Advanced Health Directives are a must for not only the elderly, but for persons at any age. Listen to this podcast to learn more about Advanced Health Directives; Living Wills and Durable Power of Attorney for Healthcare. References: HMS of USA A…
 
While working on a recent blog post, I realized I should first say something about a patient’s health rights, protections and responsibilities. Researching this I found that most of the information was available from governments agency websites. Listen to this podcast to learn more! Websites: Health & Human Services HealthCare.gov Official US Gover…
 
Prominent health organizations say; (1) changes in the way we keep health records could save billions; (2) widespread use of PHRs could save $13 to $21 billion a year. Use PHRs to partner with your healthcare provide to save healthcare dollars and yours and your physician's time. Learn what prominent health organizations say about personal health r…
 
A number of years ago my wife Esther developed a personal health care system. While overseeing her mother’s care, she found inconsistencies and errors in the medical information at doctor’s offices, hospitals, emergency rooms and labs. As a result, she put together a personal medical system which she called the “Personal Healthcare Portfolio”. List…
 
We all know that we can look after our health by watching what we eat, being physically active, having an active social life, getting plenty of rest, not drinking too much alcohol and not smoking. And, we can also take steps to help reduce our risk of disease; such as making sure your immunizations are up to date and handling our food safely. But, …
 
I had the good fortune of being interviewed by Ted Carr and Roy Weinberg from the Retire Hoppy at retirehoppy.com. The ensuing disussion revolved around all the things I have done since retiring from IBM over 30 years ago, all the things I am still doing at my age and whether, as an 82 year old, I am a unique. The podcast of the interview can also …
 
In this podcast I will be discussing blogging and vlogging; what they are, whether they are appropriate for seniors and how to go about designing and setting up your own blog and/or vlog. This podcast, although intended for retirees and other seniors, can provide value to anyone interested in learning about blogging or vlogging, not only seniors. I…
 
Over my long life I have had a number of memorable experiences that happen to me or that I was involved in that stick out in my mind to this very day. I thought it might be interesting and enjoyable to many of you if I put them all together in a single podcast for you to enjoy. These experiences started when I was a youngster following World War II…
 
Travel is an activity that many seniors look forward to as their retirement approaches; to see their country and the world. In this “Travel: A Retirees Experiences” podcast, I will address my wife and my travels over the last 20 years of our retirement. We have spent from a few weeks to a few months a year traveling; visiting places we haven’t been…
 
My wife and I were on a motorhome trip touring the north western United States and Canada. During the trip, one morning after breakfast we visited Mt. Rainier National Park. We got to the south side of the mountain and looked at this perfectly shaped snow capped 14,410 foot high cone pointing high up into the clear blue sky. What a site! We hiked t…
 
My wife and I were on our way home from a motorhome trip touring the north western United States and Canada and were drive through a small town in Wyoming. I don’t recall the name of the town. It was in this small town that I watched my red Saturn smash into the rear of my motorhome. What happened? Listen to this podcast for the story! Retired What…
 
Hearing deficiency is something very prevalent amongst us seniors. For many of us it is hereditary, for others it’s a result of the environment in which we spent many of our younger years, and for others it just happened. My hearing loss, probably inherited, occurred when I was in my mid-seventies. In this podcast I discuss my hearing loss and the …
 
In this podcast I discuss the many businesses my wife and I have owned and operated since retiring and whether these businesses make sense for retirees today. The businesses include owning and operating a motel, a payroll service and a business counseling and tax business. My business activities also include programming, website design, blogging an…
 
I retired from my career job with IBM over 30 years ago, recently turned 82 and I am still working as a self-employed owner of two businesses. I start this podcast by explaining a little about myself, followed by my experiences over the thirty years. Looking back, I view those 30 years as three different phases of my retirement; the first ten years…
 
In one of my earlier videos, I addressed the need for retirees to stay active. Even if you have found ways to keep yourself busy, I hope you are spending a part of each of your day relaxing and enjoying yourself. Learn how my wife and I enjoy our relaxation time! Retired What Now Blog & YouTube Channel Retired What Now Blog Retired What Now Videos…
 
It’s been ten years since my IBM retirement, I’m finally collecting social security, our Vermont businesses and home have been sold and we have moved to Pawleys Island, South Carolina and we've settled into our new location, the question became “Now what?” Learn what I did for the next ten years. Retired What Now Blog & YouTube Channel Retired What…
 
After 29 years with IBM as an electronic engineer and in upper management, I retired at the ripe old age of 51. I knew then that my working days were not done. Although receiving a pension, it was clear that I would need to earn an income for another ten years or so until becoming eligible to collect social security. Learn what we did for those ten…
 
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