Retirement Activities – Ten Cool Things to Do
Ever hear anyone say I’ll never retire. I wouldn’t know what to do? Here are ten ideas for fun and fulfilling activities that will entice anyone to consider retirement.
Become a wine connoisseur and share your favorites.
Try a new wine every few days and keep track of your finds. Prepare unique wine gift baskets for family and friends. Consider creating personalized wine labels to make the gift even more special. Invite friends over for blind wine tastings and send them home with unique wine gifts. Set up your own wine cellars in an unused nook in hour house.
Flip a house.
Look for a house foreclosure or house for sale by owner. Take out a home improvement loan and add value by painting, adding molding, updating the kitchen, adding a bath or opening the floor plan to contemporize it. Spruce up the landscaping and sell it for profit or lease it until the market picks up.
Set up a home gym.
Keep your fitness resolutions by dedicating 30 minutes a day to your health and fitness routine. It doesn’t take expensive fitness equipment to have your own home gym. You can start with as little as a yoga mat, fitness ball and weights to get started. Fitness DVDs or cable programs are an easy way to get started on a daily regimen, and listening to catchy music makes a workout much more enjoyable.
Plan a luxury vacation
-when tourism is lightest and rates are lowest. Half the fun of travel is the planning, and it’s easy to plan the trip of your dreams online. Whether you prefer to charter a motor yacht, tour London, go on an Africa safari, cruise Hawaii or live it up in Las Vegas, you’ll find luxury travel options at bargain rates during the off season and school year, the perfect time to travel in retirement.
Mentor a student.
Help an underprivileged high school student plan for a college education. Help arrange college loans, investigate scholarship opportunities, prepare applications and enjoy the gratification of making a difference in someone’s life.
Take a class.
You’re never too old to learn, and retirement offers a great opportunity to expand your horizons. You don’t have to be near a college or university to do it since online college programs are plentiful these days. Whether it’s interior design classes, retirement planning classes or an online law degree, online college courses are a convenient solution.
Manage your investments.
Learn about your investment options by taking a course or visiting online advisories, and become an expert at managing your own finances. Stock trading online is a breeze today; utilize your investing skills by managing a portion of your nest egg.
If you aren’t a skilled fisherman, sign up for a trip with a fishing guide and learn how to fly fish. It’s relaxing and challenging at the same time, and you’ll enjoy nature while you enjoy the sport. If you’re up for an adventure, try fishing Alaska.
Start in your attic or basement, and take any found treasures to an appraiser to determine their value. If the value is minimal, consider refinishing or painting in a fresh, fun color. Try selling them on eBay if you don’t want to display them in your home
Write an article and publish your work online.
Many content-based websites will pay you for your work.