Its time to garden!

Purpose, meaning and social contact. The Beer and Peanuts point of view says that everyone needs to have these three elements in their lives in order to be satisfied. When we are working or raising children, the work provides something to do every day, people to interact with, and a feeling of significance. But when…

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Great jobs for Retirees

I know, I know, when you’re retired, you aren’t supposed to have a job. That’s part of the definition, right? Well, yes and no. I am trying to help people recognize their need for purpose, meaning and social contact throughout life, even after their career is completed. Work helps to satisfy all of these criteria.…

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Retired. . . with a Mortgage?

Bloomberg Business week recently reported (September 8, 2014 pp. 17-18) that 30 percent of Americans 65 and older were still paying off a mortgage rose in 2011. This is an increase from 22 percent of retirement age households with a mortgage in 2001. Bloomberg found this data in a report issued by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau…

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