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“Interview with Barbara Zoloth 6 months after retirement” by Bev Scott

“Interview with Barbara Zoloth 6 months after retirement” by Bev Scott

Barbara, you are well over traditional retirement age, yet you are healthy and vital, why did you decide to retire at this time? I can afford to retire now…I would have retired sooner if it had been financially feasible.  I felt done with my job both emotionally and energetically.  Parts of it were tedious although […]

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“Retiring: Act 3, Scene 2” by Bev Scott

“Retiring: Act 3, Scene 2” by Bev Scott

I am excited about an upcoming road trip to visit the rural homesteads of my grandparents in the late 19th Century.  I plan to visit museums, comb through resources in the local libraries and take detailed notes of the old surviving buildings and the surrounding countryside.  I want to immerse myself in their lives, imagine […]

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“Prepared for Retirement? Plan Your 3rd Act” by Bev Scott

“Prepared for Retirement? Plan Your 3rd Act” by Bev Scott

I was in conversation last weekend with an acquaintance we will call Sally in her late 50’s or early 60’s.  As I described The 3rd Act, she was very interested and then she said.  “When I can finally retire, I will sign up.”  I asked her when she was planning to retire?  She flushed with […]

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