Taking the time to scan retirement articles in the newspaper, magazines or on the internet is a good habit to develop as you look for ways to enhance your enjoyment of retirement. From the hidden gems about places to travel to or the money saving tips offered by many different magazines, the few minutes it takes to search around can yield many benefits.
I’ve been fortunate enough to be accepted for submissions of articles on a few different topics and am always gratified to hear back from someone who appreciated the advice that I gave. You can develop your own favorite resources and use them to further your research into a topic that has interest for you. Subscribing to a newsletter is an option but I would suggest that you try a free one first rather than commit any money to something you may lose interest in quickly or not read at all.
Many times, the retirement articles you come across will be part of a forum where other people can contribute their opinions as well. This can make for some fairly interesting reading and you’ll broaden your horizons as you expand your information network. You’ll find a wide choice of authors for financial advice but many of the newsletters or services offered can be very pricey so watch for an introductory special if that’s something you’re interested in. Retirement articles on travel and hobbies are usually part of a travel magazine or a periodical dedicated to whatever hobby you’re interested in. Many of the old magazines are gone or have gone digital so do a search on the topic to see what’s out there. It was always surprising to me how focused some of these magazines were and, in some cases, still are. Model railroading, for example, has a passionate following and there are quite a few magazines dedicated to this hobby and others to scale modeling.
Of course, you could write your own retirement articles if you want to explore the world of writing and publishing. It’s an easy way to get started and a great way to see if writing is something you’d like to try. Getting a couple of articles published may get someone interested in your work with solicitations to write content for a website or online magazine. Many people have launched writing careers with a few article submissions and then watched their careers take off. If that sounds like something you’d like to try, by all means go for it.
But let’s get back to where we started and reiterate that searching for retirement articles online is a good habit to get into. It can open up a whole new world of information and opportunity as well and is one more way to Enjoy Retire Life.