300 episodes

Retirement Talk is an audio podcast intended to help people who are retired, or considering retirement, to examine their own lives. We will consider retirement in all its facets - not just financial. We want to examine our own lives and those of others, who seem to have looked closely, made choices, and are pretty happy with the consequences We want to encourage thought and action.

Retirement Talk for Boomers, Seniors, and Retirees Del Lowery

    • Philosophy
    • 4.6, 176 Ratings

Retirement Talk is an audio podcast intended to help people who are retired, or considering retirement, to examine their own lives. We will consider retirement in all its facets - not just financial. We want to examine our own lives and those of others, who seem to have looked closely, made choices, and are pretty happy with the consequences We want to encourage thought and action.

    682 Retirement & Guilt

    682 Retirement & Guilt

    It isn't easy this ‘enjoying of the moment’. Life has prepared us to plan ahead. Make preparations. We concern ourselves with what may happen. The ability and inclination to enjoy the moment is drummed out of us at a very early age.

    • 7 min
    681 Keeping Up Financially (Part 3)

    681 Keeping Up Financially (Part 3)

    These three episodes are only intended to provoke a little thought about what you may be doing and some other possibilities. They have worked for us. They might work for you. I still think the key to successful financing of retirement is to spend less than you take in. And be lucky.

    • 7 min
    680 Keeping Up Financially (Part 2)

    680 Keeping Up Financially (Part 2)

    Since we have been retired for thirty three years and never felt the need for taking another job we must have been doing something right. Certainly, luck played the biggest role. We all need that. But here are some of the factors we could control that we used.

    • 8 min
    679 Keeping Up Financially

    679 Keeping Up Financially

    Financial advice is not my specialty. We have been lucky. That is my best advice: be lucky. We did get some financial advice long ago that has served us well in retirement. It served us well before and after retirement. Here is the story. It might help you.

    • 9 min
    678 Medically Assisted End of Life

    678 Medically Assisted End of Life

    It is hard to make an argument that the idea of alleviating painful suffering that many times precede death is wrong. It is your life. Shouldn't that be your decision? Your neighbors, your relatives, your friends and your government can just butt out.

    • 10 min
    677 Friends: Before & After

    677 Friends: Before & After

    Retirement forces us into another world. We don’t have that workplace connection. We have to look elsewhere for friends. We just need to remember that developing friends require a little effort. We have to get up and get out.

    • 7 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
176 Ratings

176 Ratings

EmmaRoxMySox!!! ,

A great podcast!

Del was one of my most influential teachers in high school during the mid to late 1970s. I always enjoyed listening to him speak as a teacher and I now look forward to each podcast that he produces. Keep up the good work, Del!
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Rocky Booth ,

Best Podcast by far

Just completed listening to everyone of Del's thoughtful podcasts. His easygoing, articulate, philosophically inspiring, concise podcasts are a tremendous pleasure to listen to and learn about interesting and important life stories and lessons in a relaxing manner. Thank you so much Del, wishing you the best, have a super day!

lmw789 ,

Awesome podcast

I am 56 and planning to retire in a few years. I love thinking about and planning my retirement lifestyle and not focusing on the money. Thank you, Del!

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