I hope everyone has had a chance to visit the other contributors in this series! (they are listed below)
We will all be learning so much from bloggers that live in other parts of the country and how they face their challenges.
My husband and I retired a few years ago but we did not quit working. We are working hard in our community as volunteers. It’s a busy lifestyle that we enjoy. We’ve both been blessed with good health so we are energetic about helping others and living the ‘give’ way.
But of course we have to be careful with our spending. And we are constantly discussing ways to save money. We keep an eye on the services we need. We have cell phones, but no land line now. We have cable tv but not the extended plan, anything we can do to cut back in the areas that are negotiable. And we change things up when it becomes necessary.
We love living in Florida where the cost of living is lower than many other states. And it provides us with a climate that helps us stay healthy. We can walk or ride our bikes and stay in shape. It’s also easier to grill our meat (for healthier meals) and buy fresh veggies and fruit.
I know there are challenges for all of us but as we get older, it’s even more important to NOT worry about things. There are many resources out there for us to take advantage of. I don’t have all the answers, but I love to research. If you have something specific to tackle (in the over 55 age group), I would love to know about it and see what we can do to find answers.
Be sure to visit the other contributors….
Brenda of Cozy Little House
Claudia of Mockingbird Hill Cottage
Elaine of Sunny, Simple Life
Jen of Muddy Boot Dreams
and come back next week for our posts about saving on gasoline usage.
I’m hurrying as fast as I can….
a good parking place!
(Gopher tortoise photos taken at Canaveral National Seashore)
Remember…getting older is GREAT! It sure beats the alternative! ♥