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The Retirement Newsletter: “Knitting” without wool during your retirement — hobby or side-hustle?
Issue Number: -76 — this issue is not really about knitting — Welcome Welcome to issue -76 — “Knitting” during your retirement — hobby or side-hustle? Well, this issue is not about knitting, as I don’t knit; it is about the act of ‘knitting’. Read on to find out more and whether you are a ‘knitter’ and don’t even know it. What is ‘knitting’ in retirement? To me…
The Retirement Newsletter: I’m bored — keeping yourself entertained in retirement
Issue Number: -77 — When I retire, if I ever say I’m bored — feel free to hit me with a wet fish — Welcome Welcome to issue -77 — keeping yourself entertained during retirement. When we were kids, how many times did we say: I’m so bored This is so boring They seemed to be common phrases. All we had to keep us entertained was the TV, reading a book, playing with our toys…
The Retirement Newsletter: 18 months left until I retire
Issue Number: -78 — why are 18 months significant? — Welcome to issue number -78–18 months out from my retirement. So, how is it going? And why are 18 months significant? The Future I have a plan. I do quarterly reviews, and in my last review, three issues ago, I said that my concerns were: Money — this is a worry. Soaring…
The Retirement Newsletter: It got me! Catching COVID-19
Issue Number: -79 — Two years of dodging and then WHAM! — Welcome Welcome to issue number -79 — the COVID-19 issue. After two years of dodging the virus, it finally caught up with me last week. I have written about COVID-19 many times before, see: The Retirement Newsletter: Quarterly review Issue Number: -81 — I’m worried about my financesnicksstories.medium.com The Retirement Newsletter: The Great Academic Lie Issue Number: -82 — why do I want to retire?nicksstories.medium.com
I know doctors, teachers, parents, nurses and essential workers are relieved the storm has passed, and I am grateful to them, yet I must fess up: the pandemic liberated me.
Sadly, they are not, and it hasn't.....
The Retirement Newsletter: Setting up an online course — hobby or side-hustle?
Issue Number: -80 — could setting up an online course in retirement be a good move? — Welcome Welcome to issue number -80. Yes, 80 weeks to go until I retire. This week’s newsletter is part of my series on hobbies and side-hustles and how you could convert your hobby to a side-hustle to bring in some extra cash. So far, I have looked at: The Retirement Newsletter: Hobbies v. Side-hustles Issue Number: -97 — When is a hobby a side-hustle?nicksstories.medium.com
The Retirement Newsletter: Quarterly review
Issue Number: -81 — I’m worried about my finances — Welcome Welcome to issue -81, and as it is the end of the quarter — time for another review of my retirement plans. The review, this quarter, will be like my previous reviews: The Retirement Newsletter: How’s your retirement plan going? Issue Number: -120 — Time for a quarterly reviewnicksstories.medium.com The Retirement Newsletter: How is my retirement plan going? Issue Number: -106 — End of year reviewnicksstories.medium.com
The Retirement Newsletter: The Great Academic Lie
Issue Number: -82 — why do I want to retire? — Welcome Welcome to Issue -82 — The Great Academic Lie. Sorry, this issue will be a little ‘ranty’. (Actually, it turned out to be a lot ranty.) A couple of weeks ago, I was chatting with a friend who retired a year ago. …
The Retirement Newsletter: Happy Birthday! The Retirement Newsletter is 1
Issue Number: -83 — how much has the Retirement Newsletter made in its first year? — Welcome Welcome to issue number -83. This week is a special birthday issue; the Retirement Newsletter is one. I can’t believe it. The newsletter has been running for a year. …