The Association of Retired Single Women

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Profile IconBeverley Richter and Jill Van Eps joined The Association of Retired Single Women
Feb 14
Kerry Baker replied to Ann Harrison's discussion Introduce yourself!
"Hi, I'm Kerry Baker.  I live in Mexico, semi-retired.  I have a nascent business promoting the idea of part or full-time expat life to other single women as a way to cut expenses while creating a interesting, vibrant life. Most single…"
Feb 10
Kerry Baker is now a member of The Association of Retired Single Women
Feb 7
Evangelina Muniz is now a member of The Association of Retired Single Women
Jan 29
lee johnson posted a discussion

When should single women begin social security?

If you are a single baby boomer, you have a big decision to make. The decision you make will be permanent since social security stopped the start over option. All opinions are greatly appreciated and if you have a strategy, even better.For those who are confused by this please see Retirement Age for Women at More
Jan 29
lee johnson posted a status
"New post: The Secret of a Long & Happy Relationship"
Jan 29
Kathy Mosley posted a discussion

Scam Artist

I am new to this site et association et am not sure where the appropriate place is to post this . . . But I wanted to warn members of a potential situation where someone may be asked for money.  This recently happened to me via Facebook.  The man's name is Erick Borg (Erickson Borg).  He establishes a relationship, then after a while asks for money.  If any of you have questions, I'd be happy to answer them.  Contact me. Thanx! See More
Jan 27
Profile Iconlee johnson and Janet Jupe joined The Association of Retired Single Women
Jan 26



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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Posted by Ann Harrison on January 7, 2015 at 2:00

We now have a chat room!

Hi all! 

The Association now has a chat room!  I'm not sure how well it works - because I was the only member online when I set it up, but feel free to check it out if you're on the site at the same time as one (or more) of our other members.  Let me know how you get on... and if you see me around here, please be sure to say "hi". 



Posted by Ann Harrison on January 4, 2015 at 10:30

Peter Voogt's 3 Morning Questions...

I like these and I'm going to do my best to work them into my morning routine:


1.  What am I excited about?

2.  What am I grateful for today?

3.  What am I committed to making happen today?



Posted by Ann Harrison on January 4, 2015 at 10:00


Hi All, I'm Ronnie and have just joined. I'm 61 and am in the last months of my work life. I retire January 1st. All my stuff for retirement is in place and I'm just running down the clock now. As ready as I am, I'm finding myself with a terrible case of nerves. Having a terrible time envisioning how I am going to fill 40-50 hours a week. How do I keep daily, fulfilling, face to face contact with the human race? Social life has been "built-in" since I was 15 years old and took my first job.…


Posted by Ronnie Aungst on August 18, 2014 at 16:33 — 2 Comments

Just released - A Smart Girl's Guide to Surviving an Ebola Outbreak

The world seems a scarier place lately.  The Ferguson, MO story, ISIS, the Ebola outbreak...

Well, I can't do much about Ferguson or ISIS but I've just released one of my 'Smart Girl's Guides' - A Smart…


Posted by Ann Harrison on August 17, 2014 at 9:00


Introduce yourself! 33 Replies

Started by Ann Harrison. Last reply by Kerry Baker Feb 10.

When should single women begin social security?

Started by lee johnson Jan 29.

Scam Artist

Started by Kathy Mosley Jan 27.


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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…


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…


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…


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…


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…


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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