Speak with a licensed Medicare consultant 1-888-874-2197 (TTY 711) Monday - Friday, 9AM - 6PM ET

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.

Read more Read less

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.

Group Created with Sketch.
Not sure where to start?

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

Read our quick start guide
Other topics

28 articles in Time

  • An outstretched hand with a heart popping up from the palm, illustrating the concept of volunteering in retirement.

    The best volunteer opportunities for retirees

    The desire to make a positive impact on the world is an ambition that nearly all human beings share. Throughout history, that desire to give back and leave a lasting legacy has driven many of our most important achievements, from master works of literature, music, and art to groundbreaking advancements in medicine, engineering, and technology. While …

    Read More
  • A table set with a delicious meal, illustrating the benefits of becoming a master chef in retirement.

    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. …

    Read More
  • Two pots sitting side-by-side on a stove.

    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 …

    Read More
  • A lawnmower, water pail, sunhat, and other gardening tools.

    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 …

    Read More
  • A Siberian Husky with a Costco hot dog in its mouth.

    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 …

    Read More
  • An illustration of a lightbulb with leaves, conveying the idea of mentorship as a worthy pursuit in retirement.

    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 …

    Read More
  • Senior woman spending quality time with her grandchildren on a scenic walk.

    Family bonding on a budget

    While you were working, family time was likely relegated to weekends and holidays. Now that your calendar is finally free of team meetings and work conferences, you have more time to spend with your loved ones. As welcome and wonderful as this change to your life is, you might quickly realize just how costly it …

    Read More
  • Christine Rush, an inspiring retiree, works in her art studio.

    Still forging a freewheeling life in retirement

    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. “In the teacher’s lounge, I loved embarrassing all the kindergarten teachers with some stories from my past,” says Chris, with …

    Read More
  • Rayma Halloran is taking on the world in retirement.

    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 …

    Read More
  • Karyn Giss and David Pitlik have reimagined the traditional retirement experience.

    The art of aging creatively

    Stepping through the front door of Karyn Giss and David Pitlik’s home 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 close up …

    Read More
  • John Beaney, an inspiring retiree, poses in front of his boat.

    Living the good life in semi-retirement

    Calling John Beaney “retired” is not quite accurate. “I’m happily enjoying semi-retirement,” 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 …

    Read More
  • An illustration of a laptop with a security lock displayed on the screen, illustrating the importance of staying safe online as a retiree.

    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 …

    Read More
  • Suitcases and other luggage to illustrate the life of a traveling retiree.

    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 …

    Read More
  • An illustration of concentric hearts to illustrate the concept of dating in retirement.

    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 …

    Read More
  • A stopwatch to illustrate the importance of staying fit in retirement.

    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 …

    Read More
  • Illustration of two faces smiling at each other, illustrating the concept of meeting new people in retirement.

    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 were surrounded by people our own age. Kindred spirits could be found in homerooms, on sports teams, or at local hangouts in your neighborhood. If you went to college, making friends was …

    Read More

Group Created with Sketch.
Not sure where to start?

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

Read our quick start guide