Learn How to Make the Most Out of Being Single and Retired

Rolling solo in retirement can allow you to live richer.

If you’re approaching the employment finish line all by yourself, don’t fret. Even if you’re single, there are plenty of ways to live a rich life and stay busy.

Keep reading to learn some quick tips for a happy retirement.

1. Take Up a New Hobby

Taking up a hobby usually requires some initial investments in both time and money. Now that you’re retired and on your own, you’re in a situation to take the plunge and master a new craft — and who knows, your new hobby might even make you some money on the side.

2. Take a Class

It’s never too late to learn something new — and now that you’ve entered into retirement, think about heading back to school to keep sharpening that saw. There are classes offered for just about any subject you could conjure, so don’t limit yourself. If you’ve always wondered what kickboxing, cake decorating and birdwatching were all about, now’s your chance.

3. Take a Solo Trip

Sometimes the best travel companion is yourself. The phrase “the world is your oyster” is especially true once you hit retirement — so get out a map and start exploring. Indulge in your wanderlust and schedule your trips exactly the way you want them — no sacrifices necessary. Just make sure you don’t make these costly mistakes while you’re traveling by yourself.

4. Adopt a Pet

If being completely solo isn’t appealing, now is a perfect time to add a new family member to your squad — one that will love you unconditionally. Bringing a new pet into your home is a win-win for the both of you: It could help establish a routine, give your life more meaning and possibly even save the life of your furry new friend.

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