As a soon-to-be or recent retiree, your life is about to change in a big way, but retiring doesn’t need to be stressful or scary. You’re now in total control of your time, and to start enjoying your most fu...lfilling retirement, you’ll need to prioritize the aspects of life that bring you a sense of purpose and joy. Whether that means spending more time with your family, traveling the world, getting involved as a volunteer in your community, or pursuing a personal passion, Renew is here to help you make the most of each moment.

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As a soon-to-be or recent retiree, your life is about to change in a big way, but retiring doesn’t need to be stressful or scary. You’re now in total control of your time, and to start enjoying your most fulfilling retirement, you’ll need to prioritize the aspects of life that bring you a sense of purpose and joy. Whether that means spending more time with your family, traveling the world, getting involved as a volunteer in your community, or pursuing a personal passion, Renew is here to help you make the most of each moment.

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  • Become a master chef in retirement

    Now that you’ve retired and your nine-to-five isn’t spoken for, you can finally enjoy those early bird specials that have long been a hallmark of the American retirement experience. Regardless of how impressive the discount may be, however, eating out too often can quickly wreak havoc both on your monthly budget and on your waistline. …

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  • Retiree Diaries: A week with Vicki from Princeton, Texas

    Welcome to Renew’s Retiree Diaries, a new series in which we go behind the scenes with retirees from across the nation to see how they are spending their time and money throughout the course of a typical week. This month, we’re spending a week with Vicki H. of Princeton, Texas. What industry did you work …

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  • Retiree Diaries: A week with Barry from North Augusta, South Carolina

    Welcome to Renew’s Retiree Diaries, a new series in which we go behind the scenes with retirees from across the nation to see how they are spending their time and money throughout the course of a typical week. This month, we’re spending a week with Barry C. of North Augusta, South Carolina. What industry did …

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  • Retiree Diaries: A week with Kathryn of Cumming, Georgia

    Welcome to Renew’s Retiree Diaries, a new series in which we go behind the scenes with retirees from across the nation to see how they are spending their time and money throughout the course of a typical week. This month, we’re spending a week with Kathryn S. of Cumming, Georgia.   What industry did you …

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  • Giving back through mentorship

    As eagerly as you may have anticipated your exit from the workforce, you may find that your transition into retirement isn’t everything you dreamed it would be. After indulging in some much deserved rest and relaxation, you might find yourself feeling a bit aimless. Without a steady job to return to, many retirees feel that …

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  • Family bonding on a budget

    While you were working, family time was likely relegated to weekends and holidays. Now that you’re retired and your calendar is finally free of team meetings and work conferences, you may find that you have ample time to spend with your loved ones. As welcome and wonderful as this change to your life is, you …

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  • Still forging a freewheeling life

    Christine Rush is – most assuredly – the only woman in Los Angeles County who can list on her resume such distinctions as trailblazing feminist artist, photo stylist for Playboy, and retired elementary school teacher. She also spent her first date, with eventual husband David Daniel, searching several seamy sex shops along Hollywood Boulevard for …

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  • Taking on the world in retirement

    For her 60th birthday, Rayma Halloran learned how to make pasta in the land of its birth – deep in the heart of Italy. In a rented villa, side-by-side with several friends and instructed by a non-English-speaking Italian nonna, they spent hours rolling and kneading and cutting the floury dough, fortified by plenty of wine …

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  • The art of aging creatively

    Stepping through the front door of the home Karyn Giss and David Pitlik share is like walking into a copy editor’s fantasy world. Six enormous punctuation marks–including an eight-foot tall exclamation point–are suspended from the vaulted ceilings, adorning the 20-foot tall walls of the foyer. Each punctuation mark is a cleverly assembled collage, comprised of …

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  • Living the good life in semi-retirement

    Calling John Beaney “retired” is not quite accurate. “I’m happily semi-retired,” says John, 65. He spoke to Renew just after a long weekend trip to Cabo San Lucas, Mexico with his wife Kim, and just before embarking on an all-hands-on-deck vacation with their three children, two grandkids, and other family members at their timeshare in …

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  • How to surf smart & stay safe online

    The internet is a revolutionary tool that has improved many aspects of daily life for people around the world. These days, as long as you have a working internet connection, you can take care of many of your daily tasks and responsibilities from the comfort of your own home. Email, video chatting services, and messenger …

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  • Tips and tricks for traveling in retirement

    When talking to soon-to-be retirees about their top goals in retirement, travel is almost always listed as a priority. While the top destinations of interest change from person to person, the desire to see more of the world is fairly universal. If you are one of the few wise people who started a travel savings …

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  • Dating in retirement

    Dating in retirement can be pretty intimidating, especially if you’ve been off of the market for a while. If you’re one of the 45% of people over 65 who are divorced, separated, widowed, or single, you may feel as though romance and love are no longer in the cards for you. The dating world has …

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  • Staying fit in retirement

    One of the greatest retirement gifts you can give yourself is an early commitment to your health and fitness. Beyond the obvious benefits of feeling and looking your best, staying fit in retirement can help you live longer, save money, and make the most of every moment in your this new phase of life. The …

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  • How to meet new people in retirement

    For most of your life, making friends and building a network may have been relatively easy for you. As children and adolescents, we are surrounded by people our own age, and kindred spirits can be found in homerooms, on sports teams, or at local hangouts in your neighborhood. If you went to college, making friends …

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  • Finding new purpose in retirement

    In those last couple of years in the workforce, many people daydream about how they’ll spend their newfound free time during their fast approaching retirements. Some people imagine becoming professional jetsetters, traveling to a new faraway destination every few months. Others fantasize about recommitting to an old hobby, or doubling down on a latent passion …

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Read our quick-start guide for help, including which questions you should be asking as you approach retirement.

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