The Association of Retired Single Women

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retirement choices?

I am a teacher and I want to retire by the end 0f 2017. I am also retired from the Naval Reserves and will start to collect a small pension in a year. I am planning to down size my life by selling my home and working to eliminate most of my debt by the time I retire. I plan on supplementing my income by subbing from time to time. For the first year my income will only be about 2,000 per month, but once I'm 62 it will almost double. I have a lot of family in the north, but I want to leave for…See More
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Renee riefer is now a member of The Association of Retired Single Women
Jan 2

Members

 

Hello and welcome!


When I first spotted 'Doris', who features in our lovely logo (above), I couldn't help but make her our poster girl for The Association of Retired Single Women... She's energetic, she's going places, she looks like she has a whole 'bucket-list' of things that she can't wait to be, do and have in life and she has a big smile on her face!

That's what I want for you too - whether you're an 'always single' woman or, like me, you're 'single again'. I want you to have the happiest, healthiest, most vital, productive, energetic, prosperous and fulfilling retirement you could possibly have! At the same time, I want you to get the resources you need to help you balance having the kind of retirement you want and deserve to have, with planning to meet your future needs. That's what The Association of Retired Single Women is all about -

and the good news is, it's completely free to join!

In fact, you don't even need to be retired to join - if you're thinking about retirement or if you're within a few years of the traditional age for retirement, you're very welcome! All you need is the determination to get the retirement you deserve, an enquiring mind and a willingness to share your thoughts and observations with the other single women on this site.

Simply use the sign-up box on the top, right-hand side of this page and, once we've approved your application (just to make sure you're not a spammer), you'll be able to read the blog posts, watch videos, check out the resources and get involved with the discussions.

I hope you find the network to be informative and inspirational and look forward to reading your comments and thoughts on our forum. (Don't forget to come back often to find out what's new!)

Before you head off for a look around, I'm sure you'll agree that a site of this nature needs to have a couple of ground rules, so here they are:

1. Be kind and respectful. Abusive language, name-calling, insults, harassment, spamming, flaming, baiting, personal attacks and general nastiness aren't welcome here and will get you banned from the site. So will the posting of offensive material, so please keep it clean!

2. Unless you have been invited (by me) to become a subject expert, advertising your business, products and services is not permitted anywhere on this site (including any comments you leave on other members' profiles or blog posts). You can, however, mention your business on your own profile page.

Thanks for reading. Hope you enjoy the site and, if you experience any problems, please report them by sending me a direct message.

Ann Harrison

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Blog Posts

The Challenge of Not Gaining Weight During the Holidays - Tip 31

Reward Yourself



Earlier we talked about different forms of motivation. We mentioned getting a New Year’s Eve outfit that you want to fit into for the celebration. We also talked about tracking your food and calories and finding ways to be accountable.



Another method of staying motivated to manage your weight is to reward yourself. There are a number of ways to do this; massages, vacations, quiet time alone, or a new pair of shoes. You get to decide what…

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Posted by Ann Harrison on December 18, 2015 at 18:30

The Challenge of Not Gaining Weight During the Holidays - Tip 30

Know Your Triggers and Plan How You’ll Manage Them



We all have triggers. Some people get stressed by family, others by money. Some people have food triggers. They may eat a piece of chocolate and suddenly their sweet tooth has started making decisions for them. Alcohol is a trigger for many people. One drink and good eating decisions go out the door.



Know yourself. Identify and/or learn your triggers. If you eat when you’re stressed, then find ways to…

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Posted by Ann Harrison on December 17, 2015 at 6:30

The Challenge of Not Gaining Weight During the Holidays - Tip 29

Make Holiday Events About More Than Food



Let’s face it, many holiday events are centered on food. The holiday table is piled high with delights. The work event positions the buffet front and center. Everyone is baking and making and sharing.



You can change the trend and shift the focus of holiday events away from food. For example, a holiday carolling event can take everyone out walking the neighborhood streets and meeting new people. Serving food at…

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Posted by Ann Harrison on December 16, 2015 at 6:30

The Challenge of Not Gaining Weight During the Holidays - Tip 28

Stay Positive



The holiday season can be a time of tremendous pressure, expectations, and stress. It’s easy to turn to food to help you cope, and it’s certainly a common approach. Find ways to help reduce stress and stay positive. Exercise really does help, and the holidays are the perfect time to strengthen this habit. Adequate sleep and good nutrition are important too.



Equally important is some time to yourself to do things that make you feel happy,…

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Posted by Ann Harrison on December 15, 2015 at 6:30

The Challenge of Not Gaining Weight During the Holidays - Tip 27

Buy A New Year’s Eve Outfit That’s Form Fitting



Do you need motivation and a goal? If that’s your weight loss motivation personality, and it is the case for many people, consider buying a New Year’s outfit that’s form fitting.  This way you’ll have to watch what you eat and exercise so that you’re able to maintain your weight and fit into your new outfit.



Don’t make the mistake of buying an outfit that’s a little small, one that you have to lose weight…

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Posted by Ann Harrison on December 14, 2015 at 6:30

Forum

retirement choices?

Started by Renee riefer Jan 2.

new at this 2 Replies

Started by janie kerr. Last reply by Jacklyn Simpson Sep 27, 2015.

Who are your retirement role models? 3 Replies

Started by Ann Harrison. Last reply by janie kerr May 31, 2015.

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Open Office

OpenOffice.org -- This free productivity suite is an excellent way to get any word-processing type activities…

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Created by Ann Harrison Jun 6, 2014 at 6:40am. Last updated by Ann Harrison Jun 6, 2014.

Hobbies and Leisure Resources

Do you want to write?

Want to become a writer?  Check out Five Ways to Build the Writing Habit by Ali Hale on the Write to Done blog.  The comments are useful…

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Created by Ann Harrison Aug 31, 2009 at 8:37pm. Last updated by Ann Harrison Oct 8, 2009.

Home and Environment Resources

Get snapping to clear clutter

You're either going to love or hate this idea, but... If you're short of storage space or you're having a clear-out, have you ever considered taking digital photos of items that have nostalgic or sentimental value for you? The photo will still evoke the memories but will take up…

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Created by Ann Harrison Aug 10, 2009 at 6:37pm. Last updated by Ann Harrison Oct 8, 2009.

Family Resources

Warning signs for older drivers

Have you started to worry about an aging relative's safety as a driver?  Although the majority of older drivers are safe drivers, the combination of medical conditions, use of medication and reduced physical function can increase the risk of accidents and injury among older…

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Created by Ann Harrison Aug 10, 2009 at 6:35pm. Last updated by Ann Harrison Oct 8, 2009.

'Starting a business' Resources

Release your inner entrepreneur

It wasn't until I left my job, seven years ago, that I realised that I had a hitherto hidden entrepreneurial streak that now makes me wonder how I could have ever been comfortable working for someone else.  If retirement (or the gloom and doom surrounding the economy) is…

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Created by Ann Harrison Aug 10, 2009 at 6:33pm. Last updated by Ann Harrison Oct 8, 2009.

Travel Resources

Do you hate packing?

Here in the UK, the holiday season starts with a vengeance this weekend. From today the roads, motorways and airports will be packed with people desperately trying to escape the unseasonably wet weather that we are experiencing here at the moment.



Of course, people who are…

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Created by Ann Harrison Aug 10, 2009 at 6:32pm. Last updated by Ann Harrison Oct 8, 2009.

Notes Home

Welcome! This section is full of useful resources to help you get the retirement you deserve.  To view them all, just click hereHope you enjoy them. Continue

Created by Ann Harrison Aug 10, 2009 at 8:45am. Last updated by Ann Harrison Sep 26, 2009.

 
 
 

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