retirement

“Retirement What?” by Carolyn E. Rendu

“Retirement What?” by Carolyn E. Rendu

I am happy to introduce you to Carolyn Rendu.  I met her and her husband on my 70’s Road Trip to Oregon.  We were all staying at the Sylvia Beach Hotel (www.sylviabeachhotel.com) on the Oregon Coast and began talking around the dinner table after playing an exciting game of “Truth and Lie”  Her interests and […]

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“Federal Reserve Board Employees Create Their 3rd Act” by Ellie Klevins

“Federal Reserve Board Employees Create Their 3rd Act” by Ellie Klevins

When one of the participants in our 3rd Act workshop had to leave to take a call from the White House, we knew we were with a very special group of people! Recently, we held a workshop for over 50 employees of the Federal Reserve Board in Washington, DC, to help them plan their 3rd […]

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“The New Math” by David Gill

“The New Math” by David Gill

When I was young, I believed there was a simple formula for life that went something like this: Higher Education + Many Years of Hard Work in One Job  (+Wife, Family and Friends) = Retirement at 65! What looked good on paper, though, just hasn’t computed for me in real life.  I did get an […]

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“Transition to Her Third Act Writing Career: An Interview with Jewelle Gomez” by Bev Scott

“Transition to Her Third Act Writing Career: An Interview with Jewelle Gomez” by Bev Scott

As Jewelle was preparing to retire as Director of Grants & Community Initiatives at Horizons Foundation to devote full time to her writing career,  we interviewed her to learn about her experience in preparation for this transition both practically and emotionally.  We share her perspectives below. The 3rd Act:  What motivated your decision to retire […]

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“Shift and Shout: The First Scene of Our Third Act” by Dewey & Susan Watson

“Shift and Shout: The First Scene of Our Third Act” by Dewey & Susan Watson

We welcome guest bloggers, Dewey and Susan Watson: “We are among the first Boomers, born at the very beginning of that post-war explosion of fecundity. We have been on the cusp of cultural change all our lives, continually influenced by the last generation while experiencing our own. This next phase of our lives is no […]

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“How old are you? The Impact of Ageism” by Bev Scott

“How old are you? The Impact of Ageism” by Bev Scott

“I don’t tell anyone my age,” my new retired, vibrant and active friend responded.  We were sharing the details of our lives.  After I had revealed my age along with other personal details, I asked her how old she was.  I flashed on the memory of one of my aunts who didn’t tell anyone, even […]

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“Seven Thoughts of Gratitude on Turning 70” by Bev Scott

“Seven Thoughts of Gratitude on Turning 70” by Bev Scott

I just celebrated a major milestone birthday…70!  Since my birthday comes at the end of the year, I have the added impetus to reflect on the past and prepare for the future with the beginning of a new year.  I find myself very appreciative and filled with gratitude as I think about my seven decades.  […]

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“A Women’s Best Friend” by Patricia Cavanaugh

“A Women’s Best Friend” by Patricia Cavanaugh

My dog, Wyatt, just had his birthday.  Since he has been my main companion for the last 8 years, I was thinking this morning how this little creature has given me such daily joy. Wyatt is a small white fluffy dog, my first lap dog.  I don’t think I will ever be able to return […]

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“Five Tips on Organizing and Managing Your Estate” by David Gill

“Five Tips on Organizing and Managing Your Estate” by David Gill

We welcome guest blogger, David Gill: Like many others in my generation, I came to the end of a long, successful career (for me, it was in healthcare administration) and thought “Okay, now what?”  My financial advisor told me that I had prepared myself well enough so that I could retire, but that’s not what […]

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“Picasso’s 3rd Act” by Patricia Cavanaugh

“Picasso’s 3rd Act” by Patricia Cavanaugh

I went to see the Picasso exhibition at the De Young in San Francisco this week.  It was the culmination of a summer and fall exploration of the early 20th century movers and shakers of the world of art.  There was the Stein show at the SFMOMA, Woody Allen’s Midnight in Paris and then Gertrude […]

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