Category Archives: Debbie Grovum

ARE YOU READY FOR FLEXIBLE RETIREMENT?

RETIREMENT COACHING – DEBBIE DRINKARD GROVUM – My dad retired at age sixty-three and went from working fifty-plus hours a week to golfing five days a week and enjoying a life of leisure, not working at all. After a few … Continue reading

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HOPES AND REALITIES FOR 2016

RETIREMENT COACHING – DEBBIE DRINKARD GROVUM – What are people’s dreams for retirement and how good are their chances of achieving those dreams? New research from the Transamerica Center for Retirement Studies answers those questions in its new report, “The … Continue reading

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LESSONS FROM A CHRISTMAS KNEE

RETIREMENT COACHING – DEBBIE DRINKARD GROVUM – Husband Paul got a new knee for Christmas. No house guests or trips in the near future and a slower work time for Paul made Mid-December the best time to set aside a … Continue reading

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THE WORK / LIFE BALANCE CHALLENGE IN RETIREMENT

RETIREMENT COACHING – DEBBIE DRINKARD GROVUM – Work vs. life – I didn’t expect that to be a concern as I transitioned into semi-retirement. With all the available hours I used to spend working, I was more concerned with filling … Continue reading

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SEMI-RETIREMENT: WHAT IS YOUR STORY?

RETIREMENT COACHING – DEBBIE DRINKARD GROVUM – While we were in Florence, Italy for a month, we talked with an inspiring group of young professionals about their journey. I was impressed with their tale of leaving successful careers and taking a … Continue reading

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AGING: FOUR GAME CHANGERS

RETIREMENT COACHING – DEBBIE DRINKARD GROVUM – Aging is changing – for the better. In a recent interview on Revolutionize Retirement  (www.RevolutionizeRetirement.com), columnist, author and aging specialist Helen Dennis identified four game changers that are affecting how we age: 1) … Continue reading

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DIFFERENT WAYS TO CREATE FAMILY

RETIREMENT COACHING – DEBBIE DRINKARD GROVUM – “All happy families are alike; each unhappy family is unhappy in its own way.” Leo Tolstoy wasn’t quite right about this, at least about happy families being alike. People create happy families in … Continue reading

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MEDICAL CARE AND QUALITY OF LIFE

RETIREMENT COACHING – DEBBIE DRINKARD GROVUM – Balancing the power and options of modern medical treatment with quality of life is becoming increasingly challenging. Anyone who has faced or contemplated this challenge will find Atul Gawande’s latest book, Being Mortal, … Continue reading

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WHAT I WOULD TELL LETTERMAN ABOUT RETIREMENT

RETIREMENT COACHING – DEBBIE DRINKARD GROVUM – My invitation to appear on Inside Edition didn’t last very long. On the morning of May 20, 2015, just hours before David Letterman’s last show, an Inside Edition staffer called me looking for … Continue reading

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IS BUSY GOOD ENOUGH?

RETIREMENT COACHING – DEBBIE DRINKARD GROVUM – “I am so busy; I don’t know how I ever got everything done before I retired.”  Sound familiar?  When I was working full time and heard my retired friends talk about how much … Continue reading

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