Why Rock your Retirement? A FAQ
Retirement is not just about money.
Why Rock Your Retirement? Hi, I'm Kathe Kline and I've been working with retirees and pre-retirees since 1990. Over the years I've noticed that happiness in retirement had very little to do with how much money you had, (unless you are living in poverty) and had a lot more to do with what you decide to do with your time after you retire. I had clients who had huge houses who were not having a good retirement, and clients who were living in tiny mobile homes who were having the time of their lives. What was the difference? Why were some having a great retirement and others were miserable?
In 2015 I gave up my securities license and decided to live a slower-paced life. I wanted to help people, but in a different way than I was doing it before. Although I still have a small financial planning practice, I generally do not accept new clients.
How can I help you? Many times it is difficult for people to go from working 2000 hours to zero. It's great for the first few months, but then some of us hit a wall. Depression sets in. Sometimes it even leads to divorce because two people who were apart for 8-10 hours a day suddenly find themselves together for 24 hours a day. For some that work… but for others, it doesn't.
What do we talk about at Rock Your Retirement?
We talk about retirement in a different way. Each week I interview two types of guests. The first is the Retirees that are “Rocking their Retirement” in some way. The Rock Your Retirement Show focuses on:
- Social and Family
- Adventure and Travel
- Volunteer and Philanthropy
- Spirit/Soul/Health Issues
- Sex (But we usually don't ask our Retirees about this!)
- Baby Boomer/Sandwich Generation Issues (Taking care of your children AND your parents at the same time)
How often are the Rock Your Retirement shows released?
Rock Your Retirement Retiree Interviews:
My intention is to release these interviews on Mondays. These will be interviews with people who can show you how to Rock Your Retirement because they are rocking their own retirement in one of the ways we discuss. Are they traveling? Did they get closer with their spouse or children because they had more time to do that? Whatever the retiree is doing, we want you to hear about it so that it will spark something in YOU so that you can decide how you want to live in retirement…regardless of the amount of money you've saved.
Rock Your Retirement Vendor Interviews:
These interviews are with people or businesses that can help with the issues of helping your family members. Most people who find out that they need to help a parent or spouse do not understand all of the options available to them. For example, my own father has Parkinson's Disease and I did not find out about Adult Day Care (I hate that name) until 2015. Adult Day Care is not only is a less expensive alternative to Home Care, but I think it provides better care for your loved one because of the socialization aspect. One would think that 1:1 care would be better, but often it is not. When people are together in groups they often have better outcomes than when they are sitting at home with one caregiver.
How long are the Rock Your Retirement Shows?
We strive to keep these shows at about a half-hour, give or take.
How can I listen to the Rock Your Retirement Show?
You have several options. Once the show is released, you'll be able to listen on iTunes, Stitcher, Podcast Addict, and all the Podcast apps that go on a smartphone. If you don't have a smartphone you can listen on your Android or Apple device. If you don't have either of those, you can subscribe to the feed, or you can come here and listen on your computer.
Should I listen to Rock Your Retirement if I don't live in San Diego?
My guests often mention San Diego since that is where I live. Even though you may live in a different area, as long as you are US based, the information in the vendor (Thursday) shows should still be relevant. You will get to know what services are out there, and you should be able to find a similar service in your area by doing a simple Google search.
When is the launch date of Rock Your Retirement?
I plan to launch the show on 4/4/16. After that, I hope to continue the twice a week schedule. The shows are prerecorded so that if I take a vacation or get into a busy time you will still get your twice a week show. The information is not based on politics or current events so you can listen to any show and it should be relevant.
How do I get notified of new Rock Your Retirement shows?
Just sign up for our newsletter. Click on the “Free Stuff” link at the top of the screen and you'll get notified when new shows come out. The show notes for new shows will NOT be as long as this one is, so you can scan it to see if you want to listen to the show. You might only be interested in the Monday shows. Or you might only be interested in the Thursday shows. Or…you might want to listen to both shows. The choice is yours.
I hope you like the show! I'm looking forward to hearing your feedback starting on April 4th, 2016 when we launch the first full show.
This article on Retirement Lifestyle first appeared on http://RockYourRetirement.com. ©2016-2017
Kathe Kline has been working with retirees for over 25 years. She discovered that retirement is not just about money and insurance, but is also about: Social & Family; Adventure & Travel; Volunteer & Philanthropy; Spirit & Soul, Sexual issues, and Sandwich Generation issues or helping your Family members as they age
This site will host the podcast interviews that we will do with people who are Rocking their own Retirement, or who provide services to you so that you can Rock Your Retirement!