Ready to Un-retire?

If you are retired and thinking about looking at other employment and engagement options, this article has some valuable insight. George Jerjian un-retired and did research into how other retirees are dealing with the change in lifestyle and purpose.

“Retirement means different things to different people. I did a deep survey of more than 15,000 retirees over the age of 60, and asked them one question: “What is your single biggest challenge in retirement?”

Below is a small selection of responses I received under the most cited categories:


  • “I miss doing the work that I love.”
  • “I don’t think retiring is for me. I want to go back to teaching.”
  • “I’m not sure what to do with my time. I feel lost.”


  • “Keeping my mind healthy and adding value to the world.”
  • “Fear of dying in pain and discomfort.”
  • “When you’re 70 with a heart condition, you don’t get that many more bites at the apple.”


  • “Fear of losing my identity created over a lifetime.”
  • “People do not see you anymore.”
  • “Feelings of rejection — internalized, not voiced.”

Here’s what this tells us: The biggest retirement challenge that no one talks about, in my experience, is finding purpose.”

Read the article here.

Where Your Tax Dollars Go

No one likes paying taxes, right, but it’s important to know where your dollars go. This graphic from the City of Dublin breaks it down so you can see where your money is being spent. In this example for a $300,000 home only $201 goes to Dublin. Pretty interesting. Our amazing city is supported by residents but to a large degree by our business community and income taxes.