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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

Fear running short of money in retirement?

Who doesn't?  Here are a few ideas for making a bit of extra cash from USA Today that may spark some ideas of your own...

Posted by Ann Harrison on July 22, 2014 at 4:03

The End of the Day Philosophy by Leo Babauta of Zen Habits

‘If your knees aren’t green by the end of the day, you ought to seriously re-examine your life.’

~Bill Watterson

By Leo Babauta

I’ve been making my small decisions throughout the day, recently, with a simple question: How will I feel about this when today is over?

If I have a choice right now between reading social media and news articles, or writing, I know what…

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Posted by Ann Harrison on July 19, 2014 at 8:30 — 1 Comment

15 Ways to Beat Jetlag

Posted by Ann Harrison on July 19, 2014 at 8:08

Too darned hot...

I don't really 'do' summer.  It's definitely NOT my favourite season.  Oh sure, I like the long, bright days well enough. And give me a summer breeze and a temp that's in the low seventies and I can just about cope... but when the mercury starts to climb, my life and my mood start to go in the opposite direction. 

The summer heat saps my energy and my patience.  While the rest of the population heads for the beach and the back garden, I'm headed indoors as fast as my energy-depleted…

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Posted by Ann Harrison on July 13, 2014 at 9:30

Under attack!

Posted by Ann Harrison on June 24, 2014 at 19:56

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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.

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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